Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Here are the books that I thought I'd like more than I actually did:

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)Everbound (Everneath, #2)Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Matched (Matched, #1)Ceaseless (Existence Trilogy, #3)Does My Head Look Big In This?

Books I thought I'd like LESS than I actually did:

The AlchemistBloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)Obsidian (Lux, #1)

As you can see, there are a LOT more books that were disappointing to me. Mostly I was disappointed because all my friends would be raving about how good it was, and once I read it, I never ended up understanding what made that book so special. Or, in the case of Everbound and Ceaseless, these sequels were not as enjoyable as the first books.

I think many people, like me, were not that sure about Bloodlines, mostly because the main character is Sydney, the "boring" girl from VA. But I, like countless others, were surprised to find out that we actually ended up loving this book.

What's on your top ten list? Comment and link below!


  1. I couldn't even finish Graceling, so I'm with you on that one.

    And, I also agree with your sentiment about Bloodlines. I was very hesitant to start that series. Now, I'm completely ADDICTED!

    Great list!

    TTT at Krista's Dust Jacket

  2. Sorry to hear about Graceling! I adored that book, but hey :).
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  3. GASP, I loved Graceling. Well okay that's a lie. At first when I read it, I thought it was okay, but then I picked it up again and loved it!! Matched though, gahhh, that book just annoyed me to no end! And then there is Incarnate. I liked this book, but I feel like it doesn't live up to the extreme hype!! Love your picks!!
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  4. Matched it on my list, too. I couldn't stand that book. Incarnate easily could have been on the list, too - it was extremely boring, I thought.

  5. I have to admit there are a few on my TBR list above. I will be curious to see what type of reaction I will have. Happy Reading!

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  6. Ohh, Matched! I didn't enjoy that one nearly as much as I had expected to. And I was really surprised by Bloodlines as well! Sydney didn't seem like a character that could hold her own series, but she did and I really love it!

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