Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like Less Than I Did:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: I talked about this one last week, so I won’t go into it again. But yes, there was a time I didn’t believe 🙂
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I didn’t really dig the description of teens killing each other, but everyone else was talking about it, so I gave it a try. I would’ve read it in one sitting if I hadn’t been on vacation at the time, because the story was that gripping.
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I only started reading more sci fi in the past year, and a lot of that is thanks to Cinder. I bought the book at an event because the way Marissa talked about it really sold me, and I’m so glad I did because I LOVED it. There were so many layers to the story, and it was so easily accessible for someone like me who never made a big point of reading sci fi.
- False Memory by Dan Krokos: I probably wouldn’t have read this if I hadn’t read Cinder, because the sci fi aspect would’ve put me off. I think one of my favorite things about this one was the fact that there were some plot twists that genuinely caught me off guard. Since I’m one of those people who can call the ending of a movie halfway through, this was much welcomed.
- The Selection by Kiera Cass: I didn’t know what to expect going into this, to be honest. I was a little wary of the comparison to The Bachelor because I was worried things would get a little catty, but I was pleasantly surprised.
- Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh: This one involves aliens. Which I’m not normally into, but since Trisha is a friend of mine, I read it anyway and I loved it because of the world building and how heartbreakingly honest Althea’s voice was.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green: I never, ever read books from boy POVs, just because I didn’t think they’d be easy for me to relate to. John Green changed my mind and Looking for Alaska ranks among my top ten favorite books ever.
- Dracula by Bram Stoker: I’d already read and been put off of vampires by Twilight, but after reading Dracula I realized just how sinister the original is. Also I really love the epistolary format because information only gets revealed as characters learn it so it was fun trying to piece everything together.
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan: This was my first exposure to zombies, and it was more fantastic than I ever thought it could be.
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: I’m not really into horses, so I was surprised by how much I loved this one. The setting really came to life, not to mention how much I loved Puck and Sean, as well as their relationship with each other and with their horses.
What books did you love more than you thought you would?