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Today's topic: The top ten books I thought I'd like more or less than I actually did.
5 books I liked more than I thought I would:
Gone Girl by Gillian Glynn
This book has stayed with me for the past year. I honestly had this book pegged from the beginning, but what I thought was going to be the ending was the middle of the book. And then it just kept getting better from there. This book is amazing. It's smart. It's been on the best seller list for, like, 45 weeks. If you haven't read it, seriously: Go read it now. If you have read it, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
So I was very late to the Harry Potter party. In fact, I didn't pick up the first book until the last one was out. I never thought these books would be something I'd enjoy. I've read the whole series 3 times now.
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
I was not late to the Hunger Games party, however. I read this series way before the movie buzz. This series is so good. Katniss is kick-ass. The end.
Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
Even though I was huge into chick-lit at the time, I scoffed at Emily Giffin's pastel covers. I checked this out from the library one day and was amazed at her writing style. I quickly checked out Something Borrowed and Something Blue as well, and then anxiously awaited her next offering. Although I haven't loved any of her books as much as those three, I'm glad I was able to look past this cover.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart
I adore this book. I re-read it all the time. Frankie Landau-Banks is exactly the type of girl I wish I had been as a teenager. She's who I wish I was now.
5 books I didn't like nearly as much as I thought I would:
Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
I went through a bit of a love affair with Bret Easton Ellis in my early 20s. I adored Less Than Zero and Rules of Attraction, and while American Psycho is weird and long, somewhere around the halfway point it becomes pretty amazing. I kept waiting for Glamorama to get good. It never did. This book is long and confusing and completely pointless. Seriously, this book is crap.
Matched by Ally Condie
Like a lot of people, I feel in love with the dystopian craze and was always on the look-out for the "next Hunger Games." One look at that cover and I couldn't wait to start Matched. This book is so booooring. Total snooze-fest.
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
I absolutely slogged through this book. I got the audiobook to listen to in the car alongside the physical book to make it go faster. This book is long, boring, and cliche. I hated it.
Insatiable by Meg Cabot
I adore Meg Cabot. Her books are funny and warm. Usually. I didn't get this book. At all. The girl's "voice" was every one of Meg Cabot's characters' voices, but in this book it didn't make any sense. There might have been something about a dragon at the end. I don't know, I skimmed the last 100 pages because I just couldn't take it anymore.
I Am Number 4 by Pitticus Lore
I was excited for this one. Aliens? Yes, please! But the writing was just laughably bad.
What about you what are some books you like more or less than expected? Leave a comment below.
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