Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

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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?

If YA Characters were on Tinder

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Day 10 of Blogentine’s Day. 

Tinder is one of the most addictive apps filled with some of the most interesting people. Which of these YA love interests would you swipe right for?

Gale from The Hunger Games

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Do you make snares? Because I’m all tangled up in your love. 

 

Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars

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It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you. 

 

Tobias from the Divergent Series

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You’re hotter than the flames of Dauntless. 

 

Adam from If I Stay

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Are you a baritone? Because I’d like to get to first bass with you. 

 

Evan from The Fifth Wave

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Are you sure you’re not an alien? Because you’ve abducted my heart.

 

What other YA characters would you swipe right for?

 

The Bachelor Book Tag

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Day 3 of Blogentine’s Day.

It’s Bachelor season! Girls everywhere are making their brackets and are waiting to see who Ben chooses. What if books were bachelor contestants? I decided to create The Bachelor Book Tag to see which of my favorite books would get the final rose. Here are my answers:

The “Perfect” Girl: A book with a Mary Sue character

 

 

Samantha always came off to me as too perfect–she was the good girl who looked perfect, got the perfect boyfriend, and everything worked out perfectly for her.

The Single Mom: A stand-alone book that you love

Road trip + cute story = perfect summer read.

The Hippie: A book with a character who has a unique perspective  

This story follows Beekle, an imaginary friend, as he waits to be imagined by his child. It’s a cute story and creative idea!

The Girl who is always Drunk: A book that you can’t remember the plot

I was looking through my read books on Goodreads and I came across this book. I can’t remember the plot or name one of the characters.

The Villain: Your favorite villain

She isn’t my favorite villain, but Coin is pretty terrible. Coin distracts Katniss and Snow to carry out her master plan and even wants to reinstate the Hunger Games. She’s willing to take out any one who gets in her way (you know what I’m talking about). She’s terrible because she makes people that she’s good, but she’s just a bad as the people she’s trying to oust.

The Funny Girl: A book that made you laugh out loud

Janette Rallison books always make me laugh out loud. Even when I reread them now, I find myself laughing just as hard at the same jokes.

The Girl who Always Cries: A book that made you cry

I haven’t actually ever cried while reading this book, but I get very very close to crying while reading this book.

The Final Rose: A book that you were excited about, but didn’t end up loving

I remember really liking this book when I started reading it, but started to lose interest when I knew where the plot was going and wasn’t surprised by story’s twists and turns.

Which character would you go on the Bachelor for?