April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - April 23rd

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's subject is Top Ten Books I thought I'd like MORE/LESS than I did. 

Here is my list of ten books that I thought I'd I like more than I did. 

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - I liked parts of this book but I struggled through at lot of it and was hoping it would have moved along faster. 
2, The King of Torts by John Grisham - I have loved everything but two books that John has written and this is one of them. I liked it but not loved it, kind of slow moving for me.
3. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot - This book sounded so good and I like to read about animals but I struggled through this book and don't think I finished it even. 
4. Beloved by Toni Morrison - This book gave me nightmares the whole time I read it and even when it was in my house.
5. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson - Everyone loved this book so I read it with some friends but to me it was very boring. 
6. A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer - I enjoyed reading the other two books that Dave wrote about his life but this one kind of let me down. 
7. Coming Out by Danielle Steel - I have read a few of Danielle's books and they just moved right along but this one was nothing what I was expecting at all. 
8. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein - This is another book that everyone I know who has read it has loved it but me. I thought it quite boring. 
9. A Painted House by John Grisham - This was not a typical John Grisham book and I felt it a little depressing.
10. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells - Another book that I wanted to like because everyone else does but just not my cup of tea. 

I have learned that if everyone says a book is the next best thing since sliced bread I may not like it. I guess I build it up so much in my mind that I feel let down when I go to read it. 

Here is my list of ten books I thought I would like less than I did:

1. The Shack by William Young - I was not sure about this book when I was asked to read it with friends, but I am glad I read it. I loved it from page one. 
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett - This is one book that I can say everyone I know that has read it loved it and so did I in fact this is one book I think I could read a second time. 
3. The Year of the Fog by Michelle Richmond - I was not sure about this book when I picked it up to read it with some friends, but it sucked me in from page one and I could not put it down. 
4. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch - My mom gave me this book to read and I really did not think I would like it but it was a very moving book and I am glad I read it. 
5. Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson - This was the first book I read by James Patterson and I knew he did mysteries so I thought he might not do good with another non-mystery book but I loved this book, I read it in one day I think. Proof he is good not matter what he writes. 
6. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly - My mom bought this book for me and I thought it would not be good at all just because of who wrote it but I was wrong to judge it. I learned a lot from reading this  and enjoyed and now want to read his other book. 
7. The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner - I got this book to review but was not too sure of it, but I am so glad I read it, it made me fall in love with a part of Italy I did not know much about and I found a new author. 
8. The Rose Garden by Susan Kearsley - This was a new author to me and I was unsure of the book but thought I would give it a try and am glad I did, now I want to read more of her books. 
9. Wildflower Hill by Kimberly Freeman - Again this is a book I was asked to read with a friend and ended up loving it even though when I got it I did not think I would like it. 
10. It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake - I don't normally read books that have a witch and magic in them but since I am a cozy fan I wanted to try it and I love this series and am getting ready to read the newest one in the series. 

What are some books that you loved or hated? I would love to hear about them. 

1 comment:

  1. Great list! and you know..I really enjoy the Heather Blake series!! =)