I didn’t want to dedicate an entire post to ten books I loved less than I thought I would, and weirdly had a hard time thinking of ten that exceeded my expectations. So I thought I’d split it and do five of each. The five that I love really shouldn’t come as any surprise to regular readers/followers of mine but they made the list because they actually had surpassed my expectations of how much I would enjoy the book. I knew I would enjoy it, but I didn’t realize how much I would absolutely adore them.
Ten Five Books I Loved Less /More Than I Thought I Would
- The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone | I have not been shy about stating how much I couldn’t get into this one. The premise was SO interesting and I really wanted to love it but it ended up being the exact opposite.
- Envy by Gregg Olsen | Another book that, in theory, I would have loved but I didn’t.. There were so many aspects to this that I just didn’t like unfortunately.
- History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Oh how much I wanted to love this book.. I didn’t hate it but I really thought I would enjoy this one more than I did..
- 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad | Maybe it was because the back described this book as “hilarious” so I was expecting something different than what it ended up being.
- The Girls by Emma Cline | Like with the other books in my “loved less than I thought I would” list, this falls under the same category of interesting premise but didn’t entirely work for me.
Ten Five Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | My favourite read of 2016 should come as no surprise that it’s on this list, but in all honesty, I love Trevor Noah and thought I would like his book. I didn’t realize just how much I would be consumed by it.
- I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh | I have always enjoyed a good grip-lit mystery thriller, but I didn’t anticipate how much I would love this one!
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson | I had originally purchased this because of its pretty cover, and read it on the recommendation of a few friends, figuring it was a light YA contemporary. Little did I know that it would become my favourite read of that year and I still talk about it to this day.
- Natchez Burning by Greg Iles | I was initially very intimidated by the size of this book and its sequel when I received it to read/review for a blog tour but I did not anticipate how quickly I’d fly through both of them and how much I enjoyed them! Looking forward to the finale coming out very soon.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling | I know, this is probably the biggest surprise being that I’m such a Potter fan. I wish I could say I was a diehard fan right from the beginning but I actually hadn’t gotten into the series until the fourth book was already out, and I had watched the first movie.
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