Top 5 Wednesday – Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

This meme is hosted by Lainey from Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads Group for Top 5 Wednesday can be found here.

This week’s prompt is Most Disappointing Reads of 2018. I don’t usually like writing about the books I don’t like, so this prompt is a little different for me. These are the books that I gave the lowest ratings in 2018. (A note about my ratings: I don’t usually go below 3 stars anymore because if I am able to read the book, I think the author deserves at least an average 3 stars. If I am unable to read the book, or it is absolutely terrible, then I will give less than 3 stars, but I don’t think I gave any books less than 3 stars in 2018.)

1. The Mistletoe Murders and Other Stories by P.D. James

2. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica

3. Curse of the Arctic Star (Nancy Drew Diaries #1) by Carolyn Keene

4. Very Rich by Polly Horvath

5. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

What were your most disappointing reads of 2018?

Top 5 Wednesday – New 2019 Series I’m Hyped About

This meme is hosted by Lainey from Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads Group for Top 5 Wednesday can be found here.

This week’s prompt is Hyped 2019 Releases You Don’t Care About, but I couldn’t think of any. I looked at some lists of 2019 books for ideas, but I ended up finding MORE I wanted to read, so I had to change the prompt to New 2019 Series I’m Hyped About:

1. King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo

2. Crescent City (Crescent City #1) by Sarah
J. Maas

3. Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by
Leigh Bardugo

4. White Stag (Permafrost #1) by Kara Barbieri

5. The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh

What new series are you hyped for in 2019?