January 28, 2016

Disappointing Eye Candy

Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is Disappointing Eye Candy. Those books that have a fantastic cover that you think heralds a fantastic book, but no. It's only meh. Or even worse, it's awful.

I don't think I can find ten books like this for me, but we'll see what I come up with.


Bookmarked: Reading My Way From Hollywood to Brooklyn by Wendy Fairey - This is the one by the woman whose mother was F. Scott Fitzgerald's last lover. Look at that cover! Doesn't that look fabulous? It's meh. I can't even tell you what was missing, but it definitely was.

First Wife

The First Wife by Erica Spindler - This is a pretty splashy cover. And it's a thriller. But the main characters were so weird and made such terrible decisions. I just couldn't feel for them at all.

Book Lovers Companion

The Book Lovers' Companion edited by Lionel Shriver - Again with the books on the cover! Alas, it just wasn't what I had hoped.

Among the Janeites

Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe - It's about Jane Austen fans! How could it go wrong? But it did. Well, not wrong, per se. But not exactly right, either.

The American Heiress

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin - This cover is gorgeous. The story is less so. It's okay, but it feels a little too much like romance for my taste. Too angsty.

So there are five from the last year or so that have not met the hype their covers elicited.