Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten books you liked more/less than you thought you would. Let's do half and half starting with the less. Ready? Let's go!

Books I liked less than I did:



I guess with such a gorgeous cover, I thought I'd like it more. Yep, judged a book by it's cover. It's not that it was bad, but it wasn't amazing either. Oh well!



Super disappointed in this book. It is one of the only books I've ever given only one star to. When one claims to be as good as PERFECT CHEMISTRY, one has to deliver and this book didn't.



Let's just get this straight: I didn't hate this book. I didn't love it either. For a book about traveling Europe and being stuck with exes, it just fell a little flat. The main character just complained the whole time and couldn't see all this beauty around her. To be fair, I couldn't see it either because the story didn't really describe the setting well. They might as well have been back home and for a book that insinuates oversea fun, it simply just didn't.



Am I the only one that was super disappointed in CROSSED? I still haven't read REACHED so maybe the rest of the trilogy will redeem itself?



I love Emily Giffin. Last year, I was literally panting, waiting ever so patiently for her latest book. What I wasn't expecting was to be so turned-off by it. Personally, I didn't like nor connect with any of the characters and found their actions a little childish. I guess I'll stick with YA novels.


Books I liked more than I thought I would:



Long ago, I read this book for a blog tour. Didn't know what to think of it and since the tour needed more people, I volunteered. Y'all, this book blew me away. I'm a huge fan of Tom Leveen's and look forward to his latest book each year. Zero = just as awesome. I'm currently reading Manicpixiedreamgirl, and all I can say is wow. He's a diamond in the rough, and I hope each of you discover him soon.



I received this book from the publisher and really hadn't heard of it prior to that. I picked it up, and it was like love at first sight. How can a book so painful feel so warm?



Did anyone else out there pick this book up because of all the hype? Well, I'm one of those people. Originally, I couldn't fathom why a book about sparkly vampires could be such a success. After reading it, I completely understood why.



Ahh, yes. My very first Sarah Dessen book. A girl at Borders (MISS YOU, BORDERS!) recommended this to me, and I really didn't know why. I wasn't a fan on contemporary novels back then, but after reading this book, I was sold, sold, sold. Because of you, ALONG FOR THE RIDE, I discovered other great contemporary authors like Jennifer Echols and Simone Elkeles. I shall never forget you for that.



Thank you, super awesome S&S guy at ALA last year, for telling me I had to read this book. Here I was trying not to take home books that weren't on my list, when you come up to me, telling me to pick it up and give it a try. Be warned, this isn't an easy book. It's painfully honest and heartbreakingly real. Be prepared to cry and want to punch people in the face.





There you have it, folks! What books are on your list?!

31 comments:

  1. Kiss rush Collide....good one! That one was SO disappointing. People - don't ever compare to PC unless you can deliver.

    I agree with Party too. I loved that book and I would have never expected it to be that good.

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  2. I'm right there with you on Crossed. It disappointed me so much, and I still haven't picked up Reached yet because... eh. I hope it will be better.

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  3. I was totally the same way with Twilight. I remember back in high school ALL of my friends were reading it. I flat out refused because it was so popular and I didn't like to read anything that was popular. When I finally caved, I read all three books (the fourth wasn't out yet) in a matter of days. It's such an addicting series!

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  4. I didn't even think about Twilight! It could've made my "more" list as well! Great list!

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  5. Cool list. I like I Swear :)

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  6. Sarah Dessen is the best! And I want to read I Swear.

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  7. what a great list and haven't heard of I swear..I do enjoy sarah :)

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  8. TWILIGHT! I'm a huge vampire fan so I knew I'd love it, even though sparkly vampires did sound really dumb. :P

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  9. I agree with you about Darkness Before Dawn. I judged it by it's cover too lol

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  10. Kiss, Crush, Collide was one I found myself not enjoying as much as I thought I would too. Very excellent list!

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  11. Oh I can't stand Crossed! I didn't even manage to finish the whole book so you are ahead of me by actually bringing yourself to finish that horribly boring book. Then again I wasn't thrilled with Matched either.

    I did really like Darkness Before Dawn though, more than I thought I was going to.

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  14. I remember when you told me I should read I SWEAR and lent me your copy. It was SO GOOD, but so heartbreaking. I thought it was an incredibly moving book, and I'm glad you pushed me to read it!

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