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

Posted April 23, 2013 by Liza in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 10 Comments

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™

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!


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10 responses to “Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More / Less Than I Did

  1. 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!

  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

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