Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's the Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did.
I'm going to go with the books I thought I'd like more than I did.
1. Evernight by Claudia Gray
This was supposed to be a really good book and I was looking forward to reading it. I did enjoy it, but there were some parts of it that I didn't particularly like and I was expecting more from it.
2. Fateful by Claudia Gray
By the same author, I wanted to read this book because it sounded so interesting and original. Basically, it was about the Titanic, but it had a supernatural twist on it. Since I love supernatural stuff and am interested by the Titanic, I was looking forward to this book. It was quite good, but once again, I was expecting more.
3. Fallen by Lauren Kate
Though this was a great book with a fantastic storyline, I really did think I'd love it. The rest of the series was great, it was just this one that I didn't really enjoy as much as I thought I would.
4. Matched by Ally Condie
I have only read this once and I really want to finish the series, but this book didn't really do anything for me. I thought this would be a really great book, it has an incredible plot and because it was supposed to be similar to The Hunger Games with the whole dystopian society thing, I thought I'd enjoy it a LOT more than I did. Still, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series and I really hope it improves.
5. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
I couldn't even finish this book. The first time I tried to read it, I just couldn't get into it. I still think it has an amazing story-line, I just couldn't read it. I do want to give it another shot, so hopefully I can try and read it again and enjoy it.
6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I loved the first two books with an amazing intensity, however this one really let me down. It wasn't as good and kind of dragged on.
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
I'd heard so many wonderful things about this book and when I went to read it, I was like 'What the heck is this book?'. I couldn't get into it and eventually stopped reading it before I could get to the end.
8. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
This book sounded so intriguing, but it ended up being really confusing and just plain weird.
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I did like this book, however I thought I'd enjoy it a lot more after all the amazing things I had heard about it from relatives and reviews.
10. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling
Loved the movie of this one, but I found the book so hard to get in to and I didn't enjoy as much as I really hoped I would.
That's all for this Tuesday, I hope you've enjoyed my list! Please leave me a comment and link me to your TTT lists so that I can check them out. Sorry for posting so late, I've had a very busy day!
I included Mockingjay on my list for the same reasons!ReplyDelete
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Yep! It was quite rushed!Delete
Great list! I agree with you on Mockingjay, I was super disappointed after the first 2 books. I read all Harry Potter books before I saw the movies but I wonder if that would have made a difference. :-)ReplyDelete
Maybe! Thanks for the comment! :)Delete
I agree with you about The Boy With the Striped Pajamas. For some reason, I just couldn't get into that one at all.ReplyDelete
Yep. I like your list! :)Delete
It's interesting to see The Host and Looking for Alaska on your list this week, both are books I hope to get round to reading and both I've heard so many great things about.ReplyDelete
I'm not saying they're bad books, I liked them, I just thought I'd like them more. Have fun when you get around to reading them! :)Delete
I have Matched and the Host on my list, too. *snore*ReplyDelete
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HAHAHA yep! Your list is great! :)Delete
I really didn't like Matched it was such a bore!!! I also thought that Mockingjay was a HUGE letdown....*SIGH* I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas a long time ago and I thought it was okay.Great picks!!!ReplyDelete
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Thank you! It was a bore! And I agree, Mockingjay was a huge letdown!Delete
LOL on THE BOY WITH THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Someone else mentioned having a hard time believing in that one. I think that's because it's really not the usual kind of story -- it's more of an allegory. I liked it, but it's probably one of those love it/hate it kind of books.ReplyDelete
Yeah haha, I think that too. Thanks for commenting!Delete
Agree with you completely on Mockingjay, so disappointing after the first two. Let's hope they improve it for the film. Same with Looking for Alaska, it just didn't live up to expectations especially as I read it after TFioS :)ReplyDelete
Yep I know. I hope they do improve Mockingjay for the film. Hopefully like they did with Breaking Dawn. I remember how people were complaining that there was no fight scene in the book so the movie will be boring. But, they managed to get an amazing fight scene into the movie.Delete
Fingers crossed! Thanks for commenting! :)
Looking for Alaska is my favorite John Green book (well next to TFOS of course) :> Will try to make a list next Tuesday :)ReplyDelete
Agree on Order of the Phoenix -- I got it when it at midnight when it first came out and for the first 250 or so pages I was like "Soooooo .... is anything going to actually happen in this book?"ReplyDelete
I thought it got better once everything got moving, but not a great beginning.
I actually loved The Host, but I totally agree with you on Mockingjay. This is a really fun meme! I'll have to participate sometime.ReplyDelete
Thanks! And thank you for following! :) You're my hundredth thank you so so much!!!!Delete