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


Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all having a good day (I know I am – Its my birthday and I got books!!!). Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish and this week we are listing the top ten books we thought we’d like more or less then we did!

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – A long, long time ago, when I had never heard of dystopian, I read the synopsis of The Hunger Games and made a face I usually reserve for mouldy food. It didn’t sound like a book I would like. Eventually after people telling me that I HAD to read it, I did and fell in love with dystopian novels.
  2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – Shocker! I know – everybody LOVES TFIOS! And so do I, but I think the massive hype that went with the book exceeded my expectations, and I felt ever so slightly let down when I finally finished it.
  3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I don’t know why I didn’t think I would like this as much as I did, but I ADORED The Night Circus, and I definitely need to re-read it!
  4. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne – I had very mixed feelings about this book!! I’m still not one hundred percent sure whether I like it or not. Definitely liked it less then I thought I would.
  5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Again, I didn’t think Cinder would be my cup of tea – but I loved it, and Scarlett is definitely on my summer TBR list.
  6. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver – Again, I didn’t hate this book, I just think my expectations were to high – Lauren is one of my favourite authors!! I liked The Spindlers, but not as much as I thought I would.
  7. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – This book kicked off my 2012 reading year! I had never read anything like it before, and I loved it. I am yet to finish the trilogy, but I will! Such a good read.
  8. Tithe by Holly Black – Loved the concept, but the book was such a let down for me. I really didn’t enjoy it, although I liked the second book Valiant a little better.
  9. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan – My cousins lent me this book on holiday, and I didn’t pick it up for ages because (stupidly) I though it looked childish. And now, it is one of my FAVOURITE series!!
  10. The Nightmare Factory by L. A Jones – Another one where I loved the concept, but the book just wasn’t for me!

Laura 🙂

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

  1. So glad you enjoyed the Night Circus. It has to be loved. I also really have to get my @$$ into gear and read Cinder. Like yesterday. Same goes for Hunger games.
    Great list!
    My TTT

  2. New follower here! I just got the The Knife of Never Letting Go because I keep seeing it pop up on people’s lists today. Can’t wait to read it : )

  3. Totally agree about TFIOS it’s on my list too for not living up to its hype. I also found The Knifeof Never Letting Go really good unexpectedly the rest of the series is good too.

  4. The Night Circus also made it on to my list as a book I thought I’d enjoy less than I did.
    Happy Birthday… I do wonder what books you received.

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