The time has finally come to explore some of my most disappointing reads of 2023! I always kick off my end of year posts with my most disappointing reads list so that we can get that out of the way and end on some high notes with the best books and some reading stats. I'll be honest, I was actually very pleasantly surprised by the small amount of books I had for this list–only six! I was going through my lowest ratings on Goodreads and found I really didn't have all that many super low ones, and even a lot of my three stars didn't seem to fall into the 'most disappointing' category. I think a big part of that is that I've started DNF-ing books a lot more often now when they aren't working and I'm trying to be more aware and honest with myself about what books I might like and what ones I won't, and I guess it's working out okay, haha.
As always, I'd like to note that most disappointing does not equate to these being the worst books or terrible books, as a lot of these are really great books that I would still recommend to people, they just didn't work for me. Some I just flat out didn't like, and some just had elements that aren't to my personal taste. Some I just had really high hopes for and they fell flat. And of course, if you loved any of the books on this list, then I'm genuinely really happy about that! Everyone has different taste and I actually think it's awesome that we can always take in and perceive stories in different ways. So without any further ado, let's check out some of my more disappointing reads from 2023.
Have you read any of these books? What were some of your most disappointing books from 2023?