Hello Everybody! It seems I have become a consistent Top Ten Tuesday meme person and I like it. I hope I can keep this up all the way until the end of the semester. Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this tuesday meme. This Tuesday the topic is Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did.
I have picked the “I Thought I’d Like More Than I did” version. This Top Ten Tuesday is going to be easy for me.
1. Delirium (#1 in the Delirium Trilogy) by Lauren Oliver
I know that most people LOVE this book but I can’t seem to love it or even like it. I am about eighty percent done with the book and I have put it aside for now. The sad part is that I bought the whole trilogy before even reading the first book and now I’m stuck with it. I do have something positive to say about it though. I liked the first half of the book. I did. It’s the second half that I’m having a problem with.
2. He’s So Not Worth It (He So/She So #2) by Kiera Scott
I read the first book in the He’s So/She’s So series and it was alright. I got the second book in the series and I started reading it and I hated it. I really thought I was going to like the rest of the series since I liked the first one but it just took a turn into Crazy-Ville which I did not want to go through myself. So I stopped reading the series. Oops.
3. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
This book was horrendous. I had just gotten my nook and I had a Barnes & Nobles gift card that had some money left so I decided to buy this book because it was only a dollar. Not bad right? Wrong. I want my dollar back. I think even I could have written something better. I know that makes me sound very judgmental but dear gosh was that bad writing. I felt like I was reading a bad written fan fiction.
4. Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
I had such high hopes for this book. Rome and Juliet reinvented? Yes! I was so pumped when I got this book until it all fell apart. I barely had any motivation to finish the book and truthfully, I skimmed the last 40 pages or so. I was so disappointed with this book.
5. If We Kiss by Rachel Vail
I saw the second book of the If We Kiss series at Barnes and Nobles and it seemed promising so I bought the first book on my nook. This book was also a disaster. It was boring and the plot sucked. I can’t even think of some bad adjectives to describe that book. I felt like my IQ fell as I read that book. It was only two dollars in the nook store. Maybe that should have been a sign.
6. Etiquette for the End of the World by Jeanne Martinet
I requested the ARC for this book and in the end, I regretted it. The plot was promising and it had potential but it was poorly executed.
7. We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer #3) by Jenny Han
This is the last book in the Summer Series. The first two books in the series were great. Awesome even. I absolutely loved them! This series was starting to become one of my favorite contemporary young adult series and then the last book took a turn for the worst and it lost me. I was so mad and disappointed that I didn’t even finish it. I skipped to the end to at least have some closure.
8. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti
Someone suggested Susane Colasanti books to me because I love Sarah Dessen. Bad Rec. The story was mediocre and it left me feeling unamused.
9. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I was in the mood for some deep emotional YA book and I saw this on a Barnes and Nobles display and bought it. I only ended up reading half of it. I was disappointed.
10. Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver, the first book in The Wolves of Mercy Fall, was a great book. I loved it. This book, I hated it. I am not the only one with this opinion. I might read Forever the third and last book in the trilogy but this book ruined it for me.
So, that’s all for this Top Ten Tuesday.
I want to know what you guys are thinking! What book did you believe would be great but ended up disappointing you?
10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did”
I haven’t read Shiver yet (it’s sitting on my shelf), but I do love what I have read of Maggie’s books. Once I read Shiver, I will enter cautiously into Linger, though. Thanks for the heads up on that one! 🙂 And I hate it when I read a book and think things like “I could have written something better.” Worse is when I think my three year old could have done better. lol And yeah, it sounds judgmental, but still.
Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life
My friend that also hated Linger said that Forever the last book was good too. Although she did say that it wasn’t as good as Shiver. I think I might just finish the trilogy. Hope you like Linger more than I did. 🙂
Hopefully… I imagine since I love Maggie so much I will muddle through the series if I have to, but I’d rather enjoy them all! lol
Great picks!! I kind of liked Delirium but it did not live up to the hype. I went on to read the second book in the series and I am still proudly of chapter three and it’s been like four months since I picked it up. LOL. I was recently thinking about Juliet Immortal, but since I don’t like Romeo and Juliet I never actually did. Hopefully that was a good choice!
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Juliet Immortal is different than the normal Romeo and Juliet story and I don’t like R&J either so that’s the reason why I picked it up. Juliet annoyed me. When you read it, you’ll know what I mean. I’m going to read the whole series eventually since I have the books. I liked your Top Ten Tuesday! 😀
Good list, I personally loved Linger even more than I loved Shiver but I can understand why someone wouldn’t love Linger because I think that Shiver easily could have been a stand alone novel.
I think I personally didn’t like where the story went in Linger and I found it rather boring. I might just read Forever but I agree with you, Shiver could have been a stand alone novel.
Oh Linger *sigh* Had such hopes and dreams and they were killed.
Have you read Linger too?