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Despite the title, this isn’t a post where we plan to poo-poo on authors who have disappointed us. It’s more to be reflective of the books we were initially anticipating or desperate for.. and how they fared in execution vs expectation. Also please know that if any of these books, or authors, are your favourites, that’s great! Every reading experience is different.

Worth noting is some of these books might have been three stars. But if we expected it to be a five, it’s kind of disappointing to only like, not love, it. Please bear that in mind. Disappointment doesn’t mean hate; but there might be some on those in this list, too.

For clarity, these are books we read in 2022, not necessary books published in 2022, and presented in no particular order.

And so with those disclaimers out of the way..

Hollis’ Top Ten Disappointing Reads :

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia
When Gracie Met the Grump by Mariana Zapata
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski
I’m The Girl by Courtney Summers
Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
Dating Dr. Dill by Nisha Sharma
Raven Unveiled by Grace Draven
Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese
In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer
Fresh by Margot Wood

Micky’s Top Ten Disappointing Reads :

It Must Be Love by Caroline Khoury
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
The Handover by David M Barrett
Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski
Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai

Do you have a list of any disappointments? Let us know in the comments!

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