So Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted on The Broke and the Bookish.
But they’re on break, so I’ve been making up my own topics for a while now.
This week I’m opting for two shorter lists. One of books that left me disappointed, or otherwise didn’t live up to my expectations. And one of books that by far were better than I had hoped. Because it seems like that’s been this year in books for me, nothing quite in the middle.
Books That Left Me Disappointed
With all the super positive reviews I’d seen for this book, I was really looking forward this one. But it was kind of slow, and I had some issues with things that happened, and I wasn’t as sold as I had hoped.
In theory, I really want to like this book, because it sounds really good. In reality, it’s dull and boring, and I just can’t get through it.
I really liked the idea of this book, but I just couldn’t get into this book as much as I wanted to. It was just hard to connect to, and I had a hard time caring about the characters.
This is another one where I read a lot of really positive reviews, but found it kind of boring. Maybe that’s just me with my thing about contemporaries.
After reading so many positive reviews and people raving about it, I was stoked to read this book. But I barely made it 100 pages in before I gave up. I just couldn’t do it.
Books That Exceeded My Expectations
This book is so good! It’s a bit weird and tricky to get into, but once you get going, it’s fantastic! I’m so excited to read the next one!
I’m not big on contemporary, but this one was super fun! It’s got some great stuff going for it, and it was well written. I’m definitely planning to check out Albertalli’s other book in the near future.
This was another contemporary that turned out to be so much better than I had expected. It’s such a fantastic book, and I love having books about fangirling.
This book was so much more hard-hitting and fantastic than I had expected going in. It’s a wonderful story that everyone should check out.
For a series that includes a love triangle, this turned out to be so much better than I had expected. This is an amazing series and I’m so excited to finally have the final book on my shelf.