Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More / Less Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

Here are five books I thought I I'd like More and five that I thought I'd like less:


1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I was doubtful at first because I expected a very sad book (I mean, children with cancer!).  I 'm glad I read this book, because, although it was sad, it was also incredibly good.

2.  Angelfall by Susan Ee - I was hesitant to read another angel book. But this dystopian is absolutely amazing!

3.  Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - I think I was unsure about this one because I really don't like the cover, BUT this series is SO good. I fell in love with the story and with the awesome heroine.

4.  Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - This book is big and bold, and I'm always a bit hesitant about historical fiction (except for regency romance!), but this one is a mix of history, religion, fantasy and pure awesomeness! Oh and romance too :)

5.  The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey - I've raved about this book for a while now. I am, admittedly, a coward about anything that smells like horror, but this book was so highly recommended that I jumped in without looking back. I adore this series, it is so good.


6.  Wrecked by Anna Davies - I was so ready to love this re-telling of the Little Mermaid fairy tale, but alas, it wasn't for me.

7.  Crash by Lisa McMann - This one is not as bad as all that, I plan to read the series, but I was a bit dissapointed though.

8.  Wither by Lauren DeStefano - I just finished the last book in the series (which I liked the best), so it wasn't horrible.  DeStefano's writing is actually very good, but this story was kind of bittersweet for me. 

9.  Illuminated by Erica Orloff - This cover is so beautiful, but the story just felt flat to me :(

10.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - Due to all the great reviews I saw and recommendations from others, I was planning on loving this one, but I just couldn't get into it (what's wrong with me?!)

What's in your Top Ten this week?

Note:  I'm in a business trip with limited access to internet, but I'll get back to you as soon as I can!


  1. I feel the same way about Wrecked :( I was so happy when I got my copy but I ended up not finishing it.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. I know how you feel about expecting a lot out of a book and it doesn't quite deliver. Sometimes it's better to go into a book not sure of what you're going to get. Great lists!

    My Top Ten

  3. The fault in our stars, Grave Mercy & The girl of fire and thorn: three of my absolute new favorite books. I adore everything about them. From the beautiful writing-style to the amazing characters and romance :)


  4. Aww some really great books here. I need to catch up on so many of them!
    My TTT :)

  5. I had the same experience with Wither! I haven't read the last book yet, but the first two are nice, but I hoped it would be better.

    My TTT

  6. Great choices, I completely agree about Grave Mercy but all the others on your list I still need to read!

    My Top 10 Tuesday!

  7. I really need to read Grave Mercy and The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I own both and they're sitting on my shelf staring at me, but I always get distracted by something else!

  8. I have to agree, I thought I wasn't going to like Grave Mercy as much but I ended up LOVING IT!! however for Wither, I thought I might like it more than I did but I didn't...

    great list!
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  9. I've read a few of these, I agree with you on Grave Mercy :)

  10. Oh! I'm going to need to give Grave Mercy a chance. It seems like it's surprised a ton of people, and it seems different from anything I've read!

    great list.
    My Top Ten


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