Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.  Each week, a new list topic is posted, and book bloggers fill in their choices.  This week's topic is "Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did."

Thought I'd Like More:

1. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu.  The idea for this one sounded awesome.  But I didn't like it one bit - the insta-love and unhealthy relationships ruined it for me.

2. Pulse by Patrick Carman.  This one was okay.  Creative idea for a dystopian, which had given me high hopes for it, but the unlikeable characters and a stalker-ish romance made me want to gag.

3. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton.  Still enjoyed this, but I didn't think it was as good as the first book (Angelfire).  I was disappointed after liking the first one a lot; I thought the main character made some really stupid choices.

4. Black City by Elizabeth Richards.  After all the hype for this, I was ready to be blown away.  And it was a decent read, I just wasn't crazy about it.

5. Venom by Fiona Paul.  I really enjoyed Venom - but didn't quite love it.  Probably because I had enormous expectations for it, and it just wasn't everything I'd hoped for.

Thought I'd Like Less:

6. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg.  After reading the summary and some reviews, I thought this would be a cute, light read.  What I didn't expect was to fall completely in love with it and have it end up being one of my top ten books of 2012.

7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.  I love fantasy, but I wasn't prepared to love Shadow and Bone as much as I did.  It's everything a fantasy book should be.  Perfection.

8. Crewel by Gennifer Albin.  Talk about awesomeness.  Before I read this, everyone raved about how creative it was.  But after reading so many dystopians, I was like "Yeah, right, we'll see how creative this is." I so take that back.  Crewel is mindblowing-ly creative and unique.

9. Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson.  I'd read some so-so reviews, so I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not.  Thank goodness, I loved it.  The Norse mythology was epic and awesome, and the romance was just swoon-worthy.

10. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks.  I have trouble finding mermaid books I enjoy, so I'd simply been hoping for a fun summer read.  Of Poseidon was way more than that - it was laugh-out-loud hysterical, heartwarming, and adorable.  Loved it.

What books are on your TTT today?  Comment with a link to your TTT!

~ The Bookworm


  1. OMG Thank you for listing The Catastrophic History of You and Me and Of Poseidon.
    I wasn't sure if I would like either of these books, but found myself falling in love with them and re-reading them again.
    Great list!

    My TTT

    1. YES! I'm so with you. They were awesome. Thanks for stopping by!