Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is ten books that you feel differently about after time has passed. Here’s my list:
1.) We Were Liars by e. lockhart
When I first finished this book, I rated very highly because of the ending. As I kept thinking about the book, I realized I didn’t really enjoy the beginning of the book or writing style that much, so I gradually starting taking away stars on Goodreads.
2.) This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
When I first read This Lullaby, I liked it, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. After reading it again, it became one of my favorite Sarah Dessen books!
3.) The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
When I first read The Lonely Hearts Club, I liked the book, but I didn’t really care for the main character. After rereading it a few more times, my opinion changed for the better.
4.) What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
I liked What Happened to Goodbye, but it didn’t really stand out to me out of all of Sarah Dessen’s books. After rereading it a few times, I definitely enjoy the story more.
5.) Matched by Ally Condie
I remember Matched coming out whenever dystopian young adult books started becoming super popular. It was okay, but once I started reading other similar books, I realized that I didn’t like it as much as I thought I did.
6.) The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
I really liked The Fifth Wave when I started reading it, but after I figured out the plot twist pretty early in the book, reading the rest of the book felt more like work than fun.
7.) The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
I really liked the Divergent series when it came out, but I found myself always putting off reading the last book. Then, I was really frustrated with how the series ended. When I started thinking about the series as a whole, I realized that I didn’t really like the world building, which is a major part of the series.
8.) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
When I first read this book in high school, I didn’t like it, probably because we only talked about symbolism. I reread this book in college and I actually really enjoyed it.
9.) Shel Silverstein
I’m not really into a poetry, so I never wanted to read anything by Shel Silverstein. After reading The Giving Tree, I realized that was such a big mistake! Now, I plan on reading more of his work in the future.
10.) Dr. Seuss
Before, I really didn’t like all the made-up words and creatures in Dr. Seuss’s books. After reading his books again, I love the messages within his books. Some of his books, like The Lorax and Oh! The Places You’ll Go, are definitely in my top ten favorite children’s books.
What book have you changed your mind about?