Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

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Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

This topic is really well-timed, because I recently finished a book that I liked less than I thought, so it’s been on my mind.  Here’s the interesting thing: it was a lot easier to come up books I liked less than I thought, but I do have a few that I liked more than I thought.  It really is amazing when you read a book, and how you really feel doesn’t always match up with what you were expecting to feel or think.

  1. The Sea Of Tranquility by Katja Millay.  I normally don’t put my lists in order, but if I did, this one would probably be at the top.  I liked it, but I just didn’t connect with it the way I thought I would.
  2. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans.  I was intrigued by the different levels of a futuristic afterlife, but I wasn’t expecting something so philosophical.  It’s one I didn’t like as much as I was expecting.
  3. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.  On the surface, this seems right up my alley…but I couldn’t get into it.  I wanted to like it…but it was a book I didn’t like as much as I was expecting.
  4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.  I liked this one A LOT MORE than I was expecting.  I’m never sure about sequels, and I wasn’t sure about how things would play out but things worked out so well, and I absolutely loved it!
  5. Every Day by David Levithan.  I get why people love this one, but I couldn’t connect with it, and the message behind it felt a little forced.  There were a couple things I liked, but overall, not something I could get into.
  6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  I liked this one a lot more than I expected.  After seeing quite a few reviews for Catching Fire where people expressed the thought that Mockingjay was a huge letdown/disappointment and that it felt rushed, I went into Mockingjay thinking it was going to be god-awful.  Imagine my surprise when I LOVED IT!
  7. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.  I get why people like it, and I do like that there’s this whole thing about how your actions and words affect people in ways you don’t realize.  It’s just…a lot of the book didn’t work for me, which is unfortunate, because it totally seemed right up my alley.
  8. An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green.  With all the love I have for The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska. I was expecting to love An Abundance Of Katherines…and naturally, I didn’t like it as much I was expected, which is unfortunate, because John Green is pretty freaking awesome.
  9. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I normally LOVE Laurie Halse Anderson, but I didn’t like this one as much as I thought I would.  I’m definitely used to reading her YA contemporary stuff, so reading a middle grade historical fiction was a little weird…but I think I’m going to stick with her YA stuff in the meantime.
  10. Requiem by Lauren Oliver.  My least favorite in the Delirium trilogy.  I was expecting stuff to go down, and for things to be all resolved, and I was slightly disappointed when things weren’t as resolved as I wanted them to be.

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