Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I Liked MORE/LESS Than I Thought I Would

Tuesday has come around yet again so it is time for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top ten books I liked MORE/LESS than I thought I would.

I really enjoyed this week's topic. It really got me thinking about what I had been expecting when I picked up a book.

  • Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. LESS. I think I didn't like this as much as I expected, even though I really wanted to love it.
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. LESS. Now, I loved the film and I did like the book, but I don't know, I feel like I missed something when I read it... it's on my To Re-Read list.
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. MORE. I just adored this book.
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. LESS. Just didn't live up to its predecessor for me...
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. MORE. I couldn't work out how a zombie/human relationship could work, but this has proved that it most definitely can.
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. MORE. A revelation of a book in terms of taking you on a journey in several different ways. It was a joy to read, especially considering I read it on my iPhone!
  • Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb. MORE. I was a bit dubious about how good this book was going to be after I bought it on a whim, but the whim definitely paid off. I was laughing from the first page right through to the end.
  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillipa Gregory. LESS. After The Other Boleyn Girl, I was hungry for more Tudor stuff, and while this did fulfil the craving, it didn't have the impact of TOBG.
  • Matched by Ally Condie. LESS. I'd heard good things about this series, but so far it hasn't lived up to my expectations.
  • Paper Towns by John Green. LESS. Even though I wax lyrical about John Green, I felt this book was a bit formulaic and I just didn't enjoy it as much as his other books.




12 comments on "Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I Liked MORE/LESS Than I Thought I Would"

  1. Anna and the French Kiss really surprised me. I was put off by the cover, but once I read it I loved it.

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    1. Yeah, the cover makes it seem very chick-litish but it's so cute and fluffy, I couldn't not love it!

      Thanks for the comment!

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  2. New follower here! Excellent list! I too Loved Anna and the French Kiss and felt meh about Matched.I think I need to read Warm Bodie - if I already saw the movie, do you think I would still enjoy it?

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

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    1. Thanks! I haven't seen the film so couldn't tell you whether it's a decent adaption or not but I definitely recommend the book either way :)

      Thanks for the follow!

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  3. I thought the same thing about Warm Bodies, and I too ended up loving it so much!

    TTT at Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. I'm so glad I picked it up! Who'd've thought you could fancy a zombie? Lol!

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  4. I've finally got round to reading Warm Bodies and I'm already loving it although like you said definitely curious to see how it all works. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done :)

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    1. I was really curious about how the whole human/zombie romance was going to work, but it totally does.

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  5. Agree on Matched 100%. And Lola, too, though I feel like I'd be lynched for saying it!

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    1. I've seen a lot of people with Matched on their lists today so I don't feel to bad about that but Lola on the other hand, we might be in the minority! Lol

      Thanks for the comment!

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  6. Great list! Matched made my list this week too! New follower! Would love a follow back, if you get the chance.
    My TTT: http://book-nerdandcritic.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-thought.html

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    1. Thanks! For the follow and the comment :)

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