“Books that Disappointed Me the Most in 2023! (So many popular letdowns)”

2023 was a bust! The worst books of the year left me feeling like I wasted my time. From a popular title that fell flat to a beloved sci-fi series that missed the mark, I was let down. Cozy romance, horror, Gothic tales, and magical adventures all left me wanting more. Here’s to hoping for better reads in 2024! ๐Ÿ’”

๐Ÿ“š Disappointing Reads

As we close out the year, it’s time for me to share my thoughts on the worst books I’ve read in 2023. Despite highly anticipated titles and popular releases, I found myself feeling underwhelmed by a number of books I picked up. Join me as we delve into these letdowns and explore the disappointments that were part of my reading journey this year.

๐Ÿ“– The WORST Books

Key Takeaways:

Disappointing Book Genre
Romany Romance
Red Rising Sci-fi
The Crown of Water Fantasy
The Last Guest Thriller

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๐Ÿงพ Romany ๐ŸŽญ

Let’s kick things off with Romany, a romance novel that I expected to love, given its promising plotline and engaging characters.

Issue Thoughts
Lack of Chemistry The connection between the main characters felt forced and didn’t resonate with me.
Unrealistic Plot The storyline, despite its potential, became predictable and generic as the plot progressed.

๐Ÿ“š The Disappointment Continues

Continuing with Red Rising, I anticipated being captivated by the first book in this well-loved science fiction series.

Highlight Impressions
Boring Narrative The protagonist’s journey failed to engage me, and certain aspects of the storytelling felt repetitive.
Weak Writing I, unfortunately, found the writing style to be subpar, which detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book.

๐Ÿ“š The Crown of Water ๐Ÿ‰

Next up, we have The Crown of Water, a fantasy novel by an author I had high hopes for.

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๐ŸŒŸ The Lacking Fantasy

In The Crown of Water, I expected to be transported into a rich and vibrant world filled with dragons and intrigue.

  • Unfinished Narrative: Unfortunately, the unfocused and rushed nature of the plot left much to be desired, leaving the story feeling incomplete.
  • Pacing Predicament: Despite moments of brilliance, the pacing felt erratic, and several storylines appeared haphazardly concluded.

๐Ÿ’ƒ The Last Guest ๐Ÿ“š

Wrapping up my worst reads of 2023, I came across The Last Guest, a thriller that promised to keep me on the edge of my seat.

Letdown Observations
Predictable Twist The numerous reveals and twists in the storyline felt contrived and left much to be desired.
Unrealized Potential The book had an engaging premise but failed to capitalize on it, resulting in a lackluster reading experience.

๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ Final Thoughts

It’s essential to remember that while certain books may not have resonated with me, different readers can find enjoyment in diverse genres. Despite my dissatisfaction with these reads, I encourage you to explore and form your opinions based on your preferences.


We’ve come to the end of my list of the worst books I read in 2023. It’s been a rollercoaster of disappointments, but such experiences only emphasize the value of well-crafted literature that truly connects with readers.

With that said, 2023 also had its share of incredible reads that balanced out these letdowns and made it a memorable year for me as a reader. Thank you for tuning into this video, and I can’t wait to share more book-related content with you in the future. Until next time, happy reading! ๐Ÿ“š

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