Monday, February 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that were More/Less than I thought

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top ten today is:  Books that are More/Less than I thought

More:
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James – full explination here.  Basically thought no way I’d read them and then once I did I really enjoyed the read and have since re-read several times.  Never saw that coming

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – this was recommended as a different type of story all together to a friend at the bookstore and she told me the recommendation and then as I read it I found it to be nothing like it was described but I enjoyed it all the same.

Ivory and Bone (Ivory & Bone #1) by Julie Eshbaugh- I’m normally not one for historical fiction type stories but this one really caught my attention.

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir- I had been ready to read this one hearing some hype for it and such but I had been tempering my expectations just in case and wow did this blow me away!

Harry Potter- Okay so I never intended to read this growing up they weren’t my thing (maybe because a boy who used to pick on me read them) but when kids my age read these I was reading my moms adult books having skipped over the whole MG/YA section.  Then after watching the movies years later I realized what I was missing and read as an adult and the rest is history!


Less:
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- I’ll probably take some slack on this one but I didn’t like this one as much as everyone.  I just couldn’t get over some personal pet peeves with one of the characters which hindered things for me.

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes- I didn’t dislike this just didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1) by Ransom Riggs- Now don’t get me wrong I still need to finish the last book in this series and I have enjoyed the story but I had much higher expectations for them.

Paper Towns by John Green- I didn’t hate it I just wanted to love it more than I did.


                Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

22 comments:

  1. Samesies on Miss Peregrine's and Anatomy of a Misfit. I thought the Miss P's was going to be super creepy and MEH, it didn't feel that way at all for me. Anatomy of a Misfit was okay for me, but nothing super memorable.

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    1. Same. Anatomy just...I had higher expectations for some reason.

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  2. I was surprised to find how much I liked I'll Give You the Sun! Funny.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/02/books-i-loved-much-more-than-i-thought.html

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    1. I liked most of the book! Just one character/circumstance rubbed me the wrong way and picked at a pet peeve of mine and I just couldn't get over it. If that thing had been different it would have been a fav re-read 5 star book but it brought me down :(

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  3. I forgot and probably should have added The Fault in Our Stars to my list. It just really didn't do much for me and I know tons of people are crazy about it.

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    1. I liked Fault in Our Stars well enough, better than Paper Towns anyways.

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  4. Paper Towns made me "less" list too! I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I really didn't like Margo at all and that sort of ruined it for me. I never saw the movie either. I have still never read Fifty Shades, which is surprising because I love steamy romances but I heard that their relationship is almost abusive so I avoided it. I'll probably continue to skip on that one, just in case.

    Great list! Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Not alone. It's cool not for everyone. I enjoyed them even with their flaws though I will say the movies do tone down much of the book qualities I dislike so cheers

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  5. I also liked An Ember more than I thought I would, along with the sequel. Its been awhile since I've been excited for a YA series.

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    1. I know I loved it! I was so excited I flew though it.

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  6. Ivy and Bone looks interesting! That cover is very familiar to me, so I suspect I've spotted it around the blogosphere. Oh, and bummer about 'Miss Peregrine.' I have that book that I'm going to try and read before seeing the film, but at this point, I'll probably just watch the film and call it good. ;)

    Having seen Paper Towns, I doubt I'll ever read that one either.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Eve.

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    1. I didn't dislike Miss P's just I had different and much higher expectations for it. It was still unique for sure just not what I was expecting. I still plan to read the final book but it won't be top of my list to fly through.

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  7. Glad you liked Harry Potter more than you thought you would!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/top-ten-tuesday-97/

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  8. Yes to Harry Potter! Adult friends nagged me for months to read it but I wasn't interested in 'kid's books'. A year later I read it on a whim and now I'm a megafan...

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    1. I know right never been so happy to be wrong about something!

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  9. Wonderful list, there are a lot here I have read and we felt much the same about them. I loved both An Ember in the Ashes and Harry Potter - although I grew up with HP. I really didn't like I'll Give You the Sun or Anatomy of a Misfit, even though so many others seemed to. I have to admit to really hating Paper Towns, I did not get what all the fuss was about and my review got rather ranty haha. Feel free to check out my list here.

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    1. Haha yeah I think I liked Paper Towns more in the moment because I wanted to like it so much but in hindsight with some distance less so. Also I normally get the evil eye when I say I don't like I'll Give You the Sun glad I'm not alone!

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  10. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was disappointed by Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I expected something magical and totally out of this world... but, it was pretty boring in the end. *hides* I did love the movie, though.
    Great list!

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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    1. I did expect way more from it than I got, and while I liked the concept of adding the pictures and such it just wasn't as action packed. I also did like the movie.

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  11. Our lists are like, opposites for the most part haha. I DID love An Ember in the Ashes. But other than that... I am the one person on earth who isn't a Harry fan, and I hated (like so much hate) Fifty Shades. And Ivory & Bone made my list on the OTHER side (the disappointing side hah). I also loved I'll Give You the Sun and Paper Towns! So we are seriously just opposites today ;)

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    1. Haha that's kind of funny that we are so opposite. Just shows how diverse we all are but we are all still book friends ;)

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