The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFive

Posted May 27, 2020 by Zoé in Five for Five / 6 Comments

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I saw this post over on Blair’s blog – Feed the Crime, where she has looked at the books on her Goodreads’ shelf and compared books with the lowest rating and what she rated. I thought it would be fun to do so I thought I would do the same and have a look at my comparison to see if I felt the same.


The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFiveA Match Made in Heaven? by Sun Chara
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Also by this author: A Match Made in Heaven?, All Wrapped Up in You

Who 's meddling with happily ever after?

The Wedding: it’s a set up.The Break-up: it’s a con.The Reconciliation: it’s a trap.

When high society bride, Samantha Carroll, devises an ingenious plan to ditch her meddling matchmaking mamma’s groom of choice, the banker’s son, instead of the ordinary Irish guy Johnny Belen she’s pining for, all pandemonium breaks loose.

In the meantime, Johnny has devised his own plan to thwart monster-mamma-in-law’s matchmaking for the wedding of the season, but it is soon clear that Sam is not the type of girl who can be scooped up by just any man…

GoodReads Rating : 2.88

My Rating : 3.00

I must admit I read this in 2018 and so I can’t remember too much about this book. Since this book, I have read many books with similar storylines.


The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFiveLooker by Laura Sims
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Also by this author: Looker

Have you ever wanted to steal someone else's life?

The Professor lives in Brooklyn; her partner Nathan has left her; she can't have a baby. All she's left with is Nathan's old moggy, Cat. Who she doesn't even like.

Then a celebrity actress moves into the area. She's beautiful, with long auburn hair, perfect skin, a lovely smile.

She's got children - a baby, even.

And a husband who seems to adore her. She leaves discarded household items and toys outside for thrift collection.

She leaves her windows open, even at night.

There's no harm, the Professor thinks, in recycling those items.

Or looking in through the illuminated glass at that shiny, happy family. Is there?

GoodReads Rating : 3.08

My Rating : 3.00

It looks like I agree with the consensus, I mean to an extend the book was intriguing and had a shocking ending. However the Professor was completely bat-s@#t crazy and just too far gone to make me feel anything apart from angry!!


The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFiveIf I Did It: Confessions of the Killer by O.J. Simpson
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In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O.J. Simpson was tried for the crime in a case that captured the attention of the American people, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges. The victims' families brought a civil case against Simpson, and he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression.

In 2006, HarperCollins announced the publication of a book, titled If I Did It, in which O.J. Simpson told how he hypothetically would have committed the murders. In response to public outrage that Simpson stood to profit from these crimes, HarperCollins canceled the book. A Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the Goldmans in August 2007 to partially satisfy the unpaid civil judgment, which has risen to over $38 million with interest.

The Goldman family views this book as his confession and has worked hard to ensure that the public will read this book and learn the truth. This is the original manuscript approved by O.J. Simpson, with a subtitle added by the Goldman family and up to 14,000 words of additional commentary.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice.

GoodReads Rating : 3.22

My Rating : 4.00

I read this before I was blogging and didn’t really write reviews. This book got to me, the first half is about how he met Nicole and their life together. You get through to about halfway and it’s the night of Nicole and Ron’s death. OJ then plays the reader and says “If I killed them, this is how it would play out.” For me, the “conversations” in the book just seemed too real for me and OJ kept making a play for the reader to feel sympathy for him. I enjoyed reading this but at the same time, it made me angry it was even written! – Fab talking point, did he do it?


The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFiveWhen Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn
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Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist.

Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor.

Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it.

But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.

GoodReads Rating : 3.37

My Rating : 4.00

I remember being drawn to the quirky book cover and then actually really loving this book. I really hoped there would be a sequel but I don’t think there will be. It was such a fun and unexpected book!


The 5 Books I’ve Read With The Lowest Goodreads Rating #BookLists #FiveforFiveThe Lingering by S.J.I. Holliday
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Also by this author: The Lingering, Violet

Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient spiritual commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start.

The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.

When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem.

As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution…

GoodReads Rating : 3.36

My Rating : 4.00

I did enjoy the audiobook for this book but the problem I had with this book is I read way too many reviews where it kept talking about “that scene”. So when I got to it, I was not terrified and a bit underwhelmed. I always try to not read reviews until I have read the book, but when it’s a tour book I love to share the book love…


So there you have it, these are my 5 books with the lowest rating on Goodreads compared to my ratings. Have you read any of these books? What did you rate them? What list do you think I should do next?

Until next time xxx

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