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30 Day Book Challenge — Day 18 | A Book that Disappointed Me

So you guys feel like the questions on this challenge are getting fairly repetitive? I wonder what the difference is between an overrated book, a book that I hated, and a book that disappointed me. The answer, of course, is that there isn’t much of a difference. But I do need to figure out a difference or I risk the chance of becoming fairly boring and repetitive myself. So I decided that a disappointing book is one which I’d hyped up like crazy in my head but it didn’t live up to those expectations. If you like the book I’m about to talk about, don’t get mad at me. Tastes differ. 🙂

This is a book that I really wanted to like, because I’ve heard excellent things about the author. I read it earlier this year so I remember most of it. It is a memoir, and I love memoirs. I don’t know why I didn’t like it. I know lots of people that did. It sounded like something I would love. It was right up my alley, in fact. Well, shit happens, I guess.

The book I’m talking about it Are My Friends Hanging out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. The word to best describe this book is…half-baked. Good ideas, but poorly executed. I feel like the way she spoke about things were superficial and formulaic. There was not much depth in her stories, each chapter was too short, she tried to say too much in too little space… But I didn’t hate it. She’s pretty funny in parts, even so. I get her. I think she’s pretty funny in general too, like on TV and in interviews and stuff. I just felt underwhelmed by the end of the book. I did like the ending though, I think. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads. 🙂

So yes.

That’s all for now, guys. I know that this post may ironically have left some of you underwhelmed, but there never much to say about something that was just…meh.



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