Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:
Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Actually Did!
Going into a book having expectations can be a very bad thing–because there are many times when a book just doesn’t live up to those expectations. But on the flip side, there are many times where you go into a book haphazardly and the book greatly surprises you! So I am going to feature both lists today. =)
Books I thought I’d like MORE than I actually did (I wish I did like these books more, but alas…):
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: This book is my most recent disappointment. This is not a novel for story lovers at all. It’s all post-modern structure. Not all it’s cracked up to be, honestly. (Review here)
Ten by Gretchen McNeil: So many people LOVED this, so I just knew I was gonna like it, too. Except the characters annoyed me, and the “scary thriller” was more like, say what?! Such a disappointment. (Review here)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisen: I don’t know what happened with this one. Maybe because I switched between reading and audiobook. I just don’t know. Something just didn’t click with this one. (Review here)
Books I didn’t think I would LOVE as much as I did! (And I am TOTALLY IN LOVE!):
Many of my answers for this question are actually featured in last week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, so I’m not going to repeat those answers, but I’ll still link to them in case you want to know! =)
Partials by Dan Wells: With so many dystopia/post-apocalyptic literature out there now, I don’t know what I was expecting when I read this. But it wasn’t my YA book perfection! Seriously! (Review here!)
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares: This is a book I read pre-blogging, and I was really nervous about it because it is a 10 years later 5th book to one of my teenage favorite series, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants! I didn’t know how this was going to go, but I can tell you…I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO BAWL MY EYES OUT. So good! Finished in one night! (No review)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare: After the conclusion of the first Mortal Instruments trilogy, I didn’t know where the story was going to go in Book 4. BUT HOLY CRAP! THIS IS MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE SERIES! LOVE!! (Review here!)
So those are my answers for this week? Were any of you disappointed in the same books I was? Have you read any of these books that I love? Leave me a comment and let’s discuss!
Love and TEAM MIDAS WHALE (because they were AWESOME tonight! #TheVoice),