14 comments on “Most Disappointing Reads of 2019

  1. I’m sorry you were disappointed by The Sealwoman’s Gift. It wasn’t an absolute standout for me, but still one of the better works of historical fiction I’ve read in the past few years. I have a proof of her next novel which I’m looking forward to.

  2. Fortunately for disappointing reads, at least they make for interesting lists! It’s such a bummer The Iliac Crest didn’t live up, the synopsis sounded so good. And the Dunmore, such a shame after how great most of Spell of Winter was!

  3. I read Furiously Happy one or two years ago and LOVED IT, but I have to say I wonder what it reads like now for me – much has changed since then, and I was just happy to read a book that treated depression so lightly back then. So I think I was inclined to like the book despite its flaws! I have it still on my bookshelf, so maybe I’ll give it another try and see if I cringe this time, too. Her debut book (Let’s pretend this never happened) I found a bit cringe-y.

  4. If you’re looking for an intro to Ursula Leguin’s work that isn’t quite so Sci-Fi, you might try “The Wind’s Twelve Quarters.” It’s a sort of retrospective anthology of her early short story work, so you get to see how her style evolved over a period of about ten years. All compiled by her, with notes on each story. ^-^

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