Welcome to the 2022 Brittany Awards! The Brittany Awards are my end-of-year awards where I talk about my favorite (and sometimes least favorite!) books of the year as well as other bookish topics. The 2022 awards will use the following categories: favorite book covers, least favorite books, favorite books, and my favorite book reviews that I wrote during this year.
This week, I will be discussing some of my leas favorite books of the year. These books were not necessarily published in 2022, but they are from books that I read during the 2022 year. To see my other Brittany Awards posts this year, click the links below.
Now onto my least favorite books of the year, in no particular order:
- The Chase (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy
For me, The Off-Campus and Briar U books decline as they continue. I found this to be especially true for The Chase. This was actually the last book that I read by Elle Kennedy this year, I DNF’d the second book in the Briar U soon after this one. With The Chase, I found myself having to push through while reading it. I had to check it out multiple times from the library to finish it. I found many of the characters to be unbelievable, with the cringey scenes and dialogue ramped up even more that the Off-Campus books. As a result, I didn’t not really enjoy reading this book.
- The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Seigemund-Brocka
I have liked young adult books by this author duo in the past, so I was excited to read their first book categorized as adult. This book is supposed to be a romance, but I didn’t find it romantic at all. There’s a large emphasis that the two main characters have never been in a relationship, so they have never cheated on their respective partners. However, I believe that the two main characters actually engage in a lot of emotional cheating throughout the book, which made me not root for them as a couple.
- Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
If I had to pick my least favorite book of the year, it would have to be Mr. Wrong Number. This book came across as very immature with aged up characters to include more intimate scenes. I do like books where the main character is passed off as “quirky” when the character really isn’t quirky, the character just makes a lot of bad decisions. There are a lot of actions that the main character takes in this book that are supposed to come off as humorous, but they just make the main character appear unlikable and childish.
What were your least favorite books of the year?
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