Lowest Rated Books I’ve Read

Hi! Not too long ago I’ve posted about the highest rated books on my Goodreads read shelf. Today is time for the lowest rated one, which I think is a tad more interesting. None of these are below 3.3, which honestly isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

The End of the Day by Claire North

This one is rated 3.38 stars and… I think that might be too generous. Do I think it’s the worst book I’ve ever read? God, no. Did I expect it to be the lowest rated book I’ve read? Honestly, no, I’m quite surprised. I thought the concept was good, but I was confused as to the execution and the actual point of the story.

My rating:

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

The Dante Club is rated 3.39 stars. I have good yet incredibly vague memories of reading this, I know I enjoyed it a lot, but I read it years and years ago and honestly, have no recollection of what it actually is about. I gave it 4 stars, according to Goodreads, and I’m pretty sure, not counting Sherlock Holmes stories, this is the first ever murder mystery I’ve read. I think I’d have to reread it to either agree or disagree with it’s rating (seeing it blurbed by Dan Brown, I don’t have huge expectations, though – no offence intended).

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

This one is one of a few of Levithan’s books on this list, and it’s rated 3.43 stars. Seems like an average rating but you don’t even need to scroll through the reviews to find lots of 1 star ones completely slamming the book. And while it’s been years since I read it and it’s not Nick and Norah’s (nothing beats that), I really enjoyed this book.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is rated 3.48 stars. I don’t know how it’s rated higher than Naomi and Ely’s, it’s mind boggling. I could not stand reading form Lily’s point of view, even though I loved her in the first book (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares). Dash was great, though, so I can’t say I disliked this book.

My rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

I kind of expected this one to make the list, to be honest. It’s rated 3.49, which again is fairly decent, and there are many people who gave it 5 stars, but I didn’t really feel the book. I found it quite repetitive (it is meant to be, as it follows a girl with amnesia, but it made it hard to read) and I didn’t connect with any of the characters. It was a very “meh” book for me…

My rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.
Are We There Yet? by David Levithan

Ooof, another Levithan. Seems like not many people like his books. Are We There Yet? is rated 3.49 stars. I personally really liked it. I think it did a good job exploring the relationship of the two brothers in this book, and how they learn to get along.

My rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Bunny by Mona Awad

I was waiting for Bunny to show up! It’s definitely not everyone’s taste and it’s quite a polarizing book (rated 3.5 stars). Some love it, others hate it. It’s definitely the weirdest thing I’ve ever read, but in the best way possible. I really liked it.

My rating:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

I’d say everyone is sick of me ranting about this book. I think 3.52 star rating is waaaay to generous for it and if you wanna know why – here’s my review where I talk about it.

My rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I remember very little about this book and it really is not my preferred genre, so I don’t think it comes as a surprise I didn’t really enjoy it. It’s rated 3.55 stars with nearly 150 000 ratings. I haven’t had much luck with her books.

My rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.
This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

Last, but not least, with a rating of 3.57, is This Splintered Silence. It’s kind of a strange one, being a sci-fi murder mystery, but it was a really fast and enjoyable read, though nothing ground breaking. I agree with the rating, it was just above average.

My rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

And that is it for today… 10 of the lowest rated books on my Goodreads read shelf. How do you feel about those ratings? Did you hate or love any of these books?

I’ll talk to you guys soon! Thanks for reading.

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