Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
This week’s TTT is all about the theme of love (what with tomorrow being Valentine’s Day). As someone who’s chronically single and not a reader of romance, I struggled to come up with something that could align with this topic.
Until I remembered that I can be a snarky betch and am more than willing to dump all over your faves for a blog post. 😀
So here are the ten books everyone else seems to love but I hate.
1) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
*sigh* Oh, John Green. Where do I begin? Like a lot of people, I discovered John Green’s work yearrrrrrs ago when he and his brother, Hank, started their vlogbrothers youtube channel. I was a fan and wanted to check out John’s work. I read An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska and wasn’t blown away by them at all.
Then Paper Towns came out and I was pleasantly surprised. Finally, Green was addressing the manic pixie dream girl trope that he himself had been guilty of using in his books. I was impressed with how Green had grown and improved as a writer. By the time The Fault in Our Stars was published and garnering rave reviews, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
And then I was sorely disappointed. Green had gone back to his old formula – Quirky, smart boy meets manic pixie dream girl. Throw in some cancer and the most inappropriate setting for a first kiss you could ever dream of, and you’ve got this rubbish.
I hated it. I hated it. I hated it.
I will not be reading anymore John Green.