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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About Now That Time Has Passed

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This week’s topic is Ten Books That I Feel Differently About Now That Time Has Passed. A challenging topic, I’m not going to lie. I’ve checked all the books I’ve read on my Goodreads account, and here are my choices:

  1. Twilight Series: Although I haven’t read the last book in the series, I don’t have much love for this series. I was never a huge fan of the books. They were all tolerable, but I only really liked one book and that was New Moon. I tried re-reading Twilight, and I couldn’t get past one hundred pages. I put the book down, and ever since then, I have not touched it. If I were in middle school, I know I would would have found it more enjoyable. As an adult, I can’t physically force myself to read the books. (I know a lot of people will have this series on their Top Ten Tuesday, I have a hunch).
  2. Mara Dyer Trilogy – Don’t even read the books. It’s one of those series that has an interesting premise and beautiful covers, but there are so many plot holes and Noah Shaw is written to be too perfect. He’s rich, he’s British and American and something else, and he hardly has any flaws…The overall series was horrible, the only book that was the “best” one was the sequel.
  3. Red Queen – Why did I give this book a three???? The more I think about Red Queen, the more I realize how much of a terrible book it was. Frustrating protagonists, and I should have seen that plot twist coming. I’m not even sure I’ll read the sequel at this point, but who knows if the second book is better.
  4. The 52nd – Even though the synopsis sounded cool, I hated it. It’s another book that I gave a three, but it really deserves a 1.5. The secondary characters had better relationship with their partners instead of the protagonists. The protagonists had a love-hate relationship that was not cute at all.
  5. This Is How You Lose Her – A collection of short stories that centers around Yunior…one of my least favorite male protagonists. There is no redeeming factor to him. I gave donated this book. When I read this, I thought it was okay, but as time went by I knew I couldn’t keep this book on my shelf.
  6. Love Letters To The Dead: When I first read it, I thought it was great. I rated it a four out of five, but thinking about it now, I don’t like it. I even gave the book away to a friend. The main character was terrible.
  7. In Real Life – The story could have been expanded, but it was too short and rushed. The animation style is still beautiful.
  8. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Watch the anime adaptation instead of reading the book. It was too short, and not memorable. If only it were longer. Also, unnecessary second short story that had nothing to do with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
  9. Brave New World – Initially, I hated this book. I couldn’t get passed several chapters without giving up. It was always recommended to me when I was younger. When this book was assigned for my english college class, I had to read it, there was no way getting out of not reading this book. I had no excuses. After finishing Brave New World, I liked it much better. It’s not amazing, but it’s good.
  10. Bras & Broomsticks – I’ve forgotten about this book, but what I can vaguely remember is that it’s not one of the best books I’ve read about witches. Nope. It was suppose to be hilarious and filled with hijinks, but I didn’t find it funny. I found it okay when I first read it. I don’t find it amusing at all currently.

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About Now That Time Has Passed”

  1. Great list, and I can see why this would’ve been a difficult one to put together. –ADD moment: I’m distracted by your absolutely gorgeous roses backdrop on your page.– Okay, so where was I? Right, I’m in the middle of reading The 52nd right now, so I tried not to read what you wrote about that particular book (though I did read the others :)), and I totally get what you mean. While I certainly don’t hate it, The 52nd is one of those books that I’m going to get through because I’m reading it as a Netgalley ARC, but I’m speed reading the whole way through.

    1. Awww thank you!! I won’t spoil anything for the 52nd, but I thought it was already out and not a ARC. I mostly tried to speed read ha ha. Some people loved it, but that wasn’t the case for me. Good luck reading it!😊👍

      1. You are correct. The 52nd is out but apparently still up on Netgalley. Thanks for not revealing too much. I think the biggest issue I’m having w/this books is the kind of shallow representation of the Aztec (AND Mayan?-why both?) gods and demigods. At times it’s unintentionally comical.

      2. That’s weird, but oh well. I won’t question why The 52nd is on Netgalley. I feel exactly the same. The author could have focused on just one. I thought it was too much. I thought it was going to be cooler, but that wasn’t the case. :/

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