May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About


I tend to not reread books I didn't like, so most of the books in this post are going to be ones that I no longer like. I'll start with the ones I like more now than I did before, though.

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1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I was so-so on this one when I first read it, but now it's one of my favorite books.

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2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I didn't like Anne for several years, but now she's near and dear to my heart.

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3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I still dislike Lola as a character, but I like her book more than I used to.

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4. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
This used to be one of my favorites in the Percy Jackson series, but when I reread the series this spring, I found I didn't like it nearly as much anymore.

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5. Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
Man, this used to be one of my favorites. It was one of the first YA books I read, and I loved that it was a retelling of Hamlet. It ended up being a big disappointment and nothing like I remembered.

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6. Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
This is mostly its sequel's fault. I didn't like Nearly Found at all, and it weakened my opinion of Nearly Gone.

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7. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen
This is a similar case to Falling for Hamlet. Upon finally purchasing and rereading it, it was much too slow and not nearly as touching as I first thought.

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8. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
In contrast to Lola, I liked Isla when I first read it.

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9. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
It's still a cute and fun read, but I only like it instead of loving it.

Are there books you like more now than you did before? Or are you more like me - you have a ton of books you dislike now?

3 comments:

  1. I totally agree about Anne of Green Gables. I first read it when I was pretty young (7 or 8-ish) and I did not like it except for a few certain bits. But now I enjoy it much more.

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  2. What!? You don't like Lola!? :( Lola and The Boy Next Door is my favorite out of all of Stephanie Perkins' books! :D
    I'm kinda feeling this about YA in general. I haven't really been into anything I've read lately...Maybe that's why I'm stuck in such a bad reading slump! I need to find more books about people around my age, but that's really hard! :\

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

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  3. Fangirl is one that definitely holds up, I agree. I liked it when I read it and looking back I still think highly of it. Why I haven't read any more of her books is beyond me...

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