Top 5 overrated books that are worth reading

June 24, 2017
Top 5 overrated books that are worth reading

Top 5 overrated books worth reading


These books are mentioned all the time because well, they are classics and brilliant. So here we go:





Top 5 overrated books worth reading1. 1984 George Orwell

Oh, this book is scary, so scary, but somehow, I found it romantic in a weird way. Am I being naive? Each book affects people in a different way. It’s not a romantic book; it’s not a love story, but the fact that these two people were meeting up in secret under such circumstances was breathtaking. Some books are overrated for a reason because they are good. You can check the review over this end 















Top 5 overrated books worth reading2. Catcher in the Rye J.D Salinger.

Listed in every list as the most overrated, boring, annoying book ever written. I didn’t read this masterpiece in my teens, but now, that I am in my thirties. This book spoke to me in ways that no story ever did. When you’re older you see things in a different point of view. If you read it clearly, you see that Holden is talking about today’s society, rather than one of the 50s. It’s ahead of its time. A beautiful, touching story on one of my all-time favorite books.















Top 5 overrated books worth reading

3. Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

The much beloved overrated books. No need for a summary of this one. Great world building, and wonderful images from the author, beautiful story altogether.













Top 5 overrated books worth reading



4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

This book is so terrifying and has left such an impact on me, that till this day (read it three years ago) I sometimes stop what I’m doing and think about it. It’s shocking, I just can’t even grasp why all that careful planning and dedication to frame your husband when you can easily divorce him. However, it’s the ending that made it this overrated book even more disturbing and creepy. Read the review here













Top 5 overrated books worth reading5. Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher.

Last on in the list Top 5 overrated books worth reading, I think this book became overrated after the popular TV show and its controversy. I hadn’t heard about its existence before, either that or I had been hiding under a rock all this time. This book is not for the faint of heart despite being for young adults, a genre I don’t normally read, I read it out of curiosity to see what the big deal was all about. I don’t recommend it to read it when you’re having a bad time in your life.


It’s about a girl Hannah Baker and she committed suicide before she died, she recorded tapes stating the thirteen reasons why (as the title suggests) she killed herself The tapes were sent to various people before arriving at Clay’s door.
It’s rather disturbing, I had to stop a few times and do something else before I could continue. It’s sad and heartbreaking and one of the books that made me snob after I finished. A beautiful, sad book. Read Review over here  


“You can’t go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have is…now.”

― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why


So there it was the list of Top 5 overrated books worth reading, have a book in mind? Let me know xx

  1. YES YES YES to Harry Potter! I still can’t believe there are people who haven’t read it. I just reread the first three books for the 28538141th time. Still incredible.

  2. A little confused about “overrated” for 1984 and The Catcher in the Rye. Definitely, worth reading, but no way overrated. They’re pretty solid classics and were meant to be studied and read about for a reason. 🙂

  3. I’ve read all of these but the last, and those 4 are among my very favorite books!
    I read Catcher in the Rye (and The Great Gatsby) every year or so.
    Thanks for your thoughtful post!

    1. Hey Megan! thank for your comment 🙂 i haven’t read all the series of Harry Potter either I might switch to audio too, 1984 is an amazing scary book but I like the romantic undertones of it. Brave New World is a bit of a confusing story, it is good but once it peeked my interest, the story is was finished.

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