Top Ten Monday | Books I Liked/Didn’t Like As Much I Expected To

Hello everyone! I’m coming at you today with a top ten Monday post about the books that I liked way more than I thought I would and the books that I didn’t like quote as much as I thought I would.

Let’s start with five books I liked way more than I thought I would.

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Eden told me to read this book when I was first getting back into reading a lot. I really truly did not think that fantasy was a genre for me and then I read the first three books of the TOG series. Ugh, it changed me for the better and will forever be my number one book I didn’t anticipate to like as much as I did.

2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I would never have pin myself as a sci-fi fan… until I read the Red Rising series. Brown is an amazing author and I can’t wait to see where else he takes us with this world.

3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

It’s not that I wasn’t anticipating liking this book, I just didn’t think I would love it as much as I do! Such a great book.

4. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I do not like Alice in Wonderland. I never have and I probably never will truly love it. This book almost made me change that. Meyer did something great with this story and I truly appreciate this novel.

5. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I was pretty sick of retellings there for a while and I wasn’t super excited to pick up this book. I’m so glad I did though because it quickly became one of my favorite books ever. Ahdieh really knows how to tell a story and keep you wanting more. I loved this book so much.

Now the books I didn’t like quite as much as I was hoping to.

6. American Girls by Alison Umminger

Fictional book discussing the Manson murders, yes please? The way this book was done, no thank you.

7. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I have no idea why my hopes were even highh for this one since I didn’t really enjoy Lady Midnight. This was definitely a downhill ride from that book.

8. Of Fire and Stara by Audrey Coulthurst

A book centered around horses with the name Mare for one of the characters as well… Too much for me.

9. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude

Such a pretty cover for such a disappointing book.

10. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

This book took such a strange twist of events that I wasn’t expecting at all I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. We had more fun making fun of it.

What are some books you guys have felt this way about? Let me know!


9 thoughts on “Top Ten Monday | Books I Liked/Didn’t Like As Much I Expected To

  1. Oh gosh I felt the same about Red Rising. I always stayed away from scifi as aliens are really my thing, but the Red Rising series just blew me away. Instantly went to my list of favourite series’ of all time 🙂
    Great post!

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  2. I relate to what you said about Throne of Glass and Heartless. I have not read the others on your liked list but I want to now.


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