Twilight / Stephenie Meyer
I remember it was in 2018 and I read it because the Fantasy book Forum I was a very active member of was doing a Read Along. I read the whole thing and hated every part of it. WHY DID THIS BECOME SO POPULAR! I never read the next parts and try to forget I ever read it in the first place. The characters were making me furious – I couldn’t believe how Edward was hundreds of years old, he was still acting like a 17year old brat, and let’s not even talk about Bella who needs to get rescued all the time. I think I died a little inside after Edward started sparkling. I could never go back to pure vampire literature after that.
Fifty Shades of Grey / E. L. James
I got pressured into it. And I wanted to know what the hype was all about. At the height of its popularity I was living and working in a hostel and my two female work mates (Aussie and Italian) were both reading it as well. We did a kind of Read Along and it was much more fun to laugh about it together. Horrible, horrible story. There’s so many things wrong with it, but I don’t even want to talk about it anymore.
Funny thing though – I will always remember it, because I met Mr. DZ while I was reading this book!
Will Grayson, Will Grayson / John Green
This wasn’t half bad, but not really what I enjoy reading. I think I am too old and/or am not the target audience for this kind of story. Interesting look into what John Green is writing, but I don’t need any more of it.
Dune / Frank Herbert
I always thought it would be too dry & complicated and not what I like to read. I AM happy I picked it up, but will probably not return to the world of Dune.
Temptation / Selena Kitt
Jesus Christ, I can’t even talk about it without feeling embarrassed. This book was so… gah! So basically, this 16?-year old girl had her sexual awakening and was fooling around with her best girlfriend. In detail. But actually, she was really into her girlfriend’s dad. Who had a secret porn room. Where he was watching movies and jerking off. You can guess where it’s going.. This old dude has feelings for her as well and they start a secret romance, having sex everywhere. When the guy’s DAUGHTER is lying NEXT TO THEM for example! Or in a restaurant.
And in some weird, twisted way, the church is involved as well. I don’t remember all the details, but I think the main girl was confessing and the priest on the other side was getting turned on by it and he might have jerked off as well.
…. Yeah, no.
I used to feel like reading smut from time to time.. but this probably turned me off the whole genre^^
Lolita / Vladimir Nabokov
I was scared but too curious. In the end, I didn’t like it at all and there was TOO much rambling and let’s not even talk about Humbert Humbert, that sick fuck.
Cowgirl up and ride / Lorelai James
No, no, no. Only if you like goofy sex scenes and weird penis metaphors. Maybe if you drink a bottle of rum, you might enjoy it.
Maybe not even then.
The Darkness that comes before / R. Scott Bakker
I thought it was pretentious and unnecessarily complicated. Also, I couldn’t find the plot and female characters. Can’t believe I finished it.
The Kiss of Deception / Mary E. Pearson
Gah. Why even. It was SO clear that this was going to be a love triangle. It was, and probably one of the worst. For more information, please go here.