Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is books you enjoyed more or less than you thought you would. I decided to stick with books that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Here are my choices (any reviews will be linked to the book’s title):
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I didn’t hear great things about Cinder from one of my close friends and the plot didn’t seem like what I usually read, so I decided to not read it. After hearing so many wonderful things about the series through blogging, I decided to pick it up. I’m so glad that I did because The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series ever!
The Winner’s Curse never really jumped out at me because it didn’t seem like a book that I usually read. Like with The Lunar Chronicles, I read great reviews about this series online. I’m glad I decided to read this series because it is definitely one of my favorites!
Avalon High by Meg Cabot
My sister recommended this book to me. I was hesitant to read it because it didn’t seem like something I would like. However, this ended up being one of my favorite books in high school. I can’t remember how many times I checked it out of the library!
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
My sister recommended Sarah Dessen’s books to me, but I never expected to love them as much as I do now. My sister suggested that I read The Truth About Forever first, but I decided to read Just Listen first. Now, it’s one of my favorite YA books.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
This is another book that I probably wouldn’t have picked up without blogging! I was blown away by the author’s style. Even though I only rated this book as three stars, I’m still excited to read the sequel!
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
When my sister suggested that I read this book in high school, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I do now. In high school, I primarily read contemporary books, so I normally wouldn’t have read a historical fiction book otherwise. I absolutely loved this book and will buy anything that Ruta Sepetys writes!
When I picked this book up, I expected a typical Meg Cabot book. I ended up LOVING this book. I laughed out loud through the entire book and want to read more Allie Finkle books!
With this book, I expected a cute chapter book for younger readers. This book was much deeper than I expected and I loved it! I also loved how the book explored another culture.
Rules by Cynthia Lord
This book was on the reading list for one of my college courses, so I wasn’t expecting too love it as much as I did. This book really inspired me and made me confident in my decision to major in special and elementary education.
When I picked this book up, I expected a cute pen pal story. Like with Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream, this book was a lot deeper than I expected. I loved the author’s writing style and how she accurately depicted family dynamics.
What books did you love more than you expected?