Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I’d Like More/Less
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did. So here’s my list (the links go to my review or the Goodreads page):
Books I Thought I’d Like More…
I just read this one and I was incredibly disappointed with it. All the bloggers love this one, and it was supposed to be MY KIND OF BOOK. I was supposed to be fangirling all over Twitter, fangirling to my friends and family and to myself. But instead, I wrote pages of angsty notes. My review will be up soon, and it should be an interesting one…
Okay, before you guys start getting a mob together to come and jump me, just relax. I gave Insurgent 4 stars, so I did enjoy it. I just was expecting to LOVE it and that didn’t happen. The ending was disappointing to me because I had seen it before and Four did some things that made him no longer one of my book boyfriends. But I am totally going to read Allegiant and I hope that I love it just as much (if not more) than I loved Divergent.
I’m getting more diverse in the books I read and love, so when a girl in my book club picked this for us to read, I thought, “That sounds like chick lit, but it sounds like really cute chick lit!” I mean, the name alone makes me want to sit in a big comfy chair with some tea or wine and devour the book in a day. Unfortunately, it really didn’t live up to its potential at all.
Post-apocalyptic world controlled by aliens? Yes please! Unfortunately this was another one that really didn’t live up to its potential. I was confused during a lot of the book, and a lot of things didn’t get explained until much later in the book or they went completely unexplained. I was left pretty disappointed.
This one was another disappointing one. I didn’t end up hating it, but it was just okay, and I was expecting it to be really suspenseful and full of action. But the synopsis was really misleading and the majority of this book was really slow and dull.
Books I Thought I’d Like Less…
This was another pick for my book club, and several of us internally groaned when we learned we’d be reading a biography. But boy, were we wrong. This book was extremely fantastic, and I recommend it to everyone, even if you don’t like biographies!
Like I said above, my taste has grown in the past few years, so when my friends were all raving about this book a couple of years ago, I wasn’t too interested in a YA contemporary novel, especially one that seemed very chick-lit-y. But I read it anyway and I’m so glad I did, because Stephanie Perkins is definitely one of the best YA Contemporary authors out there!
I LOVE this movie. Absolutely LOVE it! But I’ve never been one for the kind of books that Nicholas Sparks writes, so I was expecting to not love the book as much as I loved the movie. And yeah, I think I still love the movie more, but I loved the book, too! I guess I really am an old softie…
I thought that I would enjoy this one, but I didn’t expect to completely LOVE it and fangirl over it like I did! The sequel, Altered, is my #1 must have book at BEA this year, and I really hope I can meet Gennifer Albin there as well!
So now you’re all going, “Wait, what???” Yes, it’s true. Back when I was in college my mom told me that I needed to read the Harry Potter books. At that point, only a few of them were out and I really didn’t know much about them, except that they were books for kids. And that’s what I said to my mom, in that annoying whiny voice, “Moooom, those are kids’ books!” I had NO plan to read them, ever. Then a couple years later I saw the first movie and I was hooked. I devoured the first few books and soon became the extreme Harry Potter nerd I am today. Yes, Mom, you were right.
So what books did you think you’d like more or less than you did? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog!