Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Books I Thought I Would Like More or Less

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie and because I missed this topic a few weeks ago, I decided to do it today.

The five I thought I'd like less:

Looking For Alaska--I know that now this seems laughable, but I was not a big contemporary reader back in the dark ages. I picked this up on a random whim. And now.

Audrey, Wait!--I thought this would just be a light read but LOVE.

Grave Mercy--Me and historical fiction don't often mix well. But this. book.

The Ruby Oliver Series--I didn't realize it while I was reading this series, but I learned so many lessons from this book that I use every single day and I because of that I love it more each time. Perhaps a reread is in order?

Anna and the French Kiss--That (original) cover was such a huge turn-off. I'm so grateful for the bloggers that reviewed this and convinced me otherwise.

The five I thought I'd like more:

Other--A homeschooled protagonist and an original world with a POC love interest? Should've been
great, but fell flat.

One of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies--I love verse novels! But I could not connect to this one at all.

Ultraviolet--I liked R.J. Anderson's Faery Rebels, and this one sounded really different and cool. But...it just got weird.

Like Mandarin--Since my new stance on contemporary (meaning that I love it) I expect to love all of them. But this one just wasn't for me.

This Girl Is Different--Another homeschooled protagonist! But this book just tried too hard. Why are there no cool books with homeschooled MCs?



  1. I've heard great things about Audrey, Wait! I should check it out really. Great list!

  2. I totally feel you on the books you thought you'd like less. Most of them I felt the same way. I mean The Boyfriend List series?? I thought it would be cute, but I didn't think it would be so AMAZING!! And Audrey Wait! was way better than expected. I knew Looking for Alaska would be good, but since it was John Green's first book I didn't think it would AS good as some of his other books... but it was better! And I read Anna for a book club and wasn't thrilled about it having been picked, but man I loved it so hard! It's funny how things work out that way :)

    My TTT Freebie


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