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

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This is one of my favourite topics, it’s always a pleasant surprise to like a book more than you think you would have but obviously it’s incredibly disappointing when you dislike a book you had high hopes for. While doing this I realized there are a lot more books I expected to love but ended up disliking them. =/

Top Five Books I Thought I’d Like Less Than I Did

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I remember thinking that the Gone series sounded so ridiculous but then a few booktubers convinced me to buy the series and now it’s one of my favourites. I went into the other books having no expectations but they all became my favourite books. I only bought Saving Francesca because it is the prequel to The Piper’s Son but I ended up loving it more. I have no love for YA paranormal but I adored The Summoning, I read the entire series in 3 days. Wanderlove was the most relatable book I ever read and The Art of Fielding was a completely absorbing and fulfilling read.

Top Five Books I Thought I’d Like More Than I Did

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The dazzling reviews for Obsidian made me pick it with high hopes and while the story was entertaining it just struck me as meh. The same could be said about Hex Hall, funny and light but an uninteresting story. I just didn’t like Pushing the Limits as much as I thought I would. Cinder was the biggest disappointment, it still hurts me to think about it but I couldn’t connect with the story at all. Sunday’s at Tiffany’s is my best friend’s favourite book but I couldn’t even finish it, the romance creeped me out and the love interest felt like a cardboard cut out.

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

  1. Cynthia

    I have seen Obsidian and Cinder on quite a few lists.

  2. marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings

    Okay I think I have to put the Gone books and Wanderlove on my TBR for some reason I have put those off
    My Top Ten

  3. Genevieve Hayes

    I used to love James Patterson books, but ever since he started writing books “with” other writers, I’ve found his books to be extremely disappointing. I eventually just stopped reading them.


  4. Geraldine

    Guess I’ll have to put Wanderlove on my to-read list; it looks interesting! And from what you’ve said, it sounds good~

  5. Savindi @The Streetlight Reader

    Wanderlove was a great book. I gave it to a friend of mine and after she finished it, she texted me back saying that she wanted a sequel. Rowen and Bria were great characters!

    I agree with you about Cinder. I was really disappointed in it because I wanted it to be so much more. The characters other than Queen Levena fell flat for me. The queen was a really great villain in my opinion.

    Great list!

    • Isa

      I loved Rowen and Bria, a sequel would be awesome! Cinder has such a great premise and the writing is fantastic but the characters were a bit flat. I’m currently reading Scarlet and I like the characters more but there’s still something missing. The Queen is an interesting character, I’m looking forward to her devious plans.

  6. Michelle

    I haven’t read Obsidian *yet* but I own it and have high hopes for it. I hope it lives up!! Hex Hall is another one I’ve been wanting to read! I’ve been debating whether to read Gone and Wanderlove for a while now, maybe I will… cool list :) Sorry you didn’t like Pushing the Limits, its one of my favs.

    Thanks for stopping by My TTT

  7. Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages

    I actually just heard of Wanderlove for the first time the other day and I’m looking forward to reading it. Pushing the Limits I enjoyed, but I know other people who were disappointed.

    Great list! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Rochelle

    I read Gone a couple of months ago and I like it a lot too. Just wish it was shorter lol.

  9. Rebecca

    I’d really like to read Wanderlove, it looks pretty interesting. I tried to get into Gone, but it was just kind of flat to me. Sorry you didn’t love Cinder that much! Hex Hall doesn’t look like my kind of book. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • Isa

      Wanderlove is really great escape book, it’s about travel and coming of age. I’m sorry you couldn’t get into Gone but I know it’s not for everyone. I’m hoping I enjoy Scarlet more.

  10. Rachelia (Bookish Comforts)

    I`ve still got my eye on Wanderlove — I WILL READ IT SOMEDAY, haha! I read The Summoning, not really expecting much, but it was a really fun, fast read!

    I really liked Pushing the Limits, but I recently read Cinder and I know what you mean. I thought it was just OK, but I think I`m going to like the sequel better.

    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my list, and happy reading :)

  11. sashandem

    We love ALL THINGS Melina Marchetta – glad you enjoyed SF!

  12. Cayce

    The Gone series is probably my favorite ya series :)
    I enjoyed Obsidian about the same as I thought I would. I had fun reading it, but it wasn’t anything earth-shattering. Pushing the Limits didn’t test the limits as much as I hoped it would. And Cinder… well Cinder was boring and meh.

  13. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    Wow, I actually loved Cinder – I didn’t think I would because I don’t care for science fiction but I was so into the story and the characters that I didn’t care about the science fiction part.

    Also, I loved Pushing the Limits. One of my favorite reads last year. I also really liked Obsidian, but I understand it isn’t for everyone.

  14. Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor

    Aw, so sad that you didn’t like Pushing the Limits as much as you thought you would. PtL exceeded my expectations, and it’s one of my favorite books ever! 😀

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