Top Ten Tuesday: Why Did I Think I Wouldn’t Like That Book?

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would. I’m going with More.

1. The lace reader
brunonia barry

The blurb does not do this book justice. If you like stories with unreliable narrators, you need to read this one!

2. six of crows
leigh bardugo

GASP! I know, I know. I’m not a fantasy reader, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it. It’s epic!

3. the understatement of the year
sarina bowen

This was my first M/M romance and I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it. I totally did!

4. we are the ants
shaun david hutchinson

I’m not a big science fiction fan and aliens are on the top of my dislike list (You can blame my mother-in-law’s obsession with them.), so I was a little hesitant to read this. It’s amazing, though; I’m glad I did.

5. the girl with all the gifts
m.r. carey

Yet another science fiction novel, but with Zombies, that I thought I wouldn’t like and did.

6. slammed
colleen hoover

I love CoHo, but I’m not a fan of student-teacher relationships. I thought I would hate it, but I loved it. Oh, the power of CoHo.

7. a different blue
amy harmon

Repeat the last comment about Slammed and change Colleen Hoover’s name to Amy Harmon. This lady is brilliantly talented.

8. nine minutes
beth flynn

When I first read the blurb, I was like “No thank you.” I’m so happy my friends talked me into reading this psychological thriller though. It’s one of the best.

9. the fault in our stars
john green

I have a really hard time reading a book about dying kids. I have a daughter and I just don’t like to think of it. I’m happy I took a chance and read this one, though. I’m a fan.

10. where the road takes me
jay mclean

I had Where the Road Takes Me on my Kindle for over a year before I read it. I had read a poor review of it and decided to put off reading it. Then, I ended up reading her book More Than This and loved it. After reading that entire series and Kick Push, I went back and read this. I’m so happy I did!

36 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Why Did I Think I Wouldn’t Like That Book?”

  1. The only one of these I’ve read is TFiOS but I liked it more than I thought I would, too! I had read Looking for Alaska and wasn’t a huge fan, so I wasn’t really sure if I was going to enjoy it. But I ended up really loving it and I read the whole book in 1 day which is pretty miraculous for me, haha.

        1. I’d probably start with Hopeless or Confess. Too Late is really good, but it’s way different than anything else she’s written.

  2. I keep putting off the Fault in Our Stars because I’m afraid I won’t enjoy it, especially with the whole dying kids aspect (and everyone else loving it so much – I always tend to be the black sheep). I’m glad that you really liked it though!

  3. I’m so glad Sarina Bowen gave you the right introduction into M/M…I love M/M books. And Ms. Bowen is da bomb at whatever she turns her hand to.

    Slammed was my first CoHo book, and I read it before it was super popular, but I adored it and immediately got everyone I know to read it. In a weird twist, I haven’t read anything more of hers since Hopeless. I think I’m worried about how I will like them.

    And A Different Blue was AMAZING! It was my first Amy Harmon. I’m just reading The Law of Moses now, I’m prepared for crying…

    1. You should try Ugly Love. I really loved that one. 🙂 I have The Law of Moses, but I need to be in the right mood to try it.

  4. Oh, man. The Understatement of the Year is such a great place to start with M/M romance. BUT it has set the bar high for you!

    Slammed is on my TBR list and eeeek. I’m afraid I won’t like it. LOL!

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