Has anyone read any books this year that have left you feeling uneasy or with a bad taste in your mouth? I have read a few this year. I'm not sure if it's the book or more me reading books that haven't been my taste? The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale -For the most part, I had been enjoying it. A magic toy shop that opens with the first frost. It was whimsical. I thought It would be a great holiday read! The last few chapters though made me uneasy. Finlay Donovan is Killing it by Elle Cosimano - Somehow this book was exactly what I thought it was going to be like and also not what I was expecting from some of the reviews I had seen or watched. It left me feeling something but I'm not sure what. I don't really want to read the second & third books but part of me wants to watch a spoiler video to see what happens. The Guest List by Lucy Foley - I think overall the story was told in an interesting way with the different POVs and the time shifts leading up to when it happens but something fell flat to me. I wasn't really enjoying it but also couldn't put the book down and then I was left with a bad taste in my mouth when I finished. Now I'm worried about reading the Paris Apartments by Lucy Foley I got with Book of the Month this year. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke - Technically, I read this summer 2021, but I've been seeing more and more reviews and more people loving this book. I keep wondering if I read the same book or if I wasn't smart enough and I missed something important in this book. I did enjoy this book probably the most out of this list, I enjoyed learning and discovering what was happening through Piranesi. In the end, I felt like I still had a lot of unanswered questions about what had happened and why. Perhaps I had missed an important moment that tied it all together. I'm still unsure how I feel about Piranesi. Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl - I remember seeing this book in a booktube video a while ago (I forget whose channel). It sounded interesting but I forgot the title and was searching for it for a while before I found it again awhile later in a booktube video possibly the same video. This was probably the book that gave me the most unease this year. Considered DNF several times but pushed through. I'm not sure if it was one thing in particular or if it was everything. It just left me with an ick. Edit -- I had forgotten there were 2 books I completely DNFed this year... The Shadow in the Glass by JJA Harwood and Undertow by Michael Buckley. I think I made it about 100 pages in before I had to DNF and had to read something cute and fluffy to pick myself back up.

Posted by Lacyreadsbooks at 2022-12-29 02:19:13 UTC