Hype or Like Friday – Not My Style

This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

The February BOTM is The Belles (The Belles, #1) by Dhonielle Clayton.



  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK:  Not My Style… What are some books that everyone seems to enjoy but you don’t?


The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

I mean, this book was alright. I thought the ending was well done and the overall theme was great… but the story itself just wasn’t anything special. In fact, it was kind of boring. Like wasn’t there supposed to be some big mystery? Yeah, there wasn’t. I think the problem might’ve been that this book was marketed as a thriller type book and it’s not.





Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Don’t get me wrong, I really think the overall story in this book is really cute! However, I will continue to back my claim that Leah is an awful friend. All she did was sulk and whine throughout the whole book because she thinks that everyone likes Abby better, including Simon. Honestly, I wouldn’t be friends with someone like that.




Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

This was supposed to be a magical realism retelling of the story of Persephone but… I honestly don’t know what the hell was even going on. This book is the perfect example of when magical realism takes a ride on the nonsense train and never looks back. It just goes to show why I am very picky when it comes to that genre.




Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) by Julie C. Dao

If you’re going to write a book about an antihero/villain, at least give them a compelling reason for the reasoning behind their actions.





Furthermore (Furthermore, #1) by Tahereh Mafi

This book was just kind of.. boring. I was expecting it to be full of adventure and whimsy, but I actually struggled a bit with making myself want to pick it up.




What are some books that everyone else seems to like, but you don’t? Do you agree/disagree with any on my list? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments below!


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