April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #3

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week there is a new topic to discuss, so I am psyched to be a part of this!
This week's topic for TTT is:   Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did.  This one is a hard one for me, because I usually go into a book with no expectations.  The couple that I've went into with high expectations, I actually ended up loving.  But, I'll do my best!

1.) Found by Stacey Wallace Benefiel - I actually reviewed this one for a blog tour, and since it is a YA novel, I really didn't think that I would like it that much.  I LOVED it!  I went straight to B&N and downloaded all of her other books, and Found ended up with a permanent spot in my "Favorite Books of 2013."

2.)  One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy - I downloaded this book after seeing a blurb I saw on someone's Facebook page, plus it was cheap.  I was thinking that I was just going to be getting a quick, fun, read.  Boy, was I wrong!  This was another book that I loved way more than I thought I was going too.  And, it led me to pick up Second Chance Boyfriend, which was amazing as well. 

3.)  The Perfect Game by J. Sterling - I downloaded this book at the same time as One Week Girlfriend, expecting much of the same:  fun, light, fluff read.  Once again, wow!  The characters of Cassie and Jack, reeled me in.  They loved each other so much, but each had their own baggage to deal with that kept messing things up.  I can't wait for the sequel to this one!

4.)  Sleeping Beauty Series by Anne Rice - I had really high expectations for this series.  Not only do I love Anne Rice, but  I loved the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, and someone had suggested that I read this after - that it was written along the same lines.  Uh, no.  Fifty Shades pulled me in because it wasn't only about the sex.  There was a very beautiful relationship developing in between all of the hot and sexy stuff, and I loved that part of the book.  Sleeping Beauty was just scene after scene of bondage and humiliation, with none of the love and feelings that pulls me in.  Definitely did not like this series!

5.)  Life of Pi by Yann Martel - This is not the type of book that I usually pick up to read, but with all of the movie hype, my interest was piqued.  I am so glad that I read this!  The story was so unusual and unpredictable, and beautiful at the same time.  Loved, loved it!  Now I'm afraid to watch the movie because I know it won't live up to the book.  :)

6.)  Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins - This was also another series that I nearly passed over because it was YA.  You think I would learn by now to not judge a book based on genre, lol.  And I loved - need I say more about why other than it was freaking fantastic?

7.)  Shifter Series by Rachel Vincent - Ugh, another series about werewolves and other paranormal creatures (at least that's what I thought at first)?  Yes, please!  This series was great - I loved the main character of Faythe and the growth she was forced to go through over the length of this series.  And the love triangles she manages to get herself in were heartbreaking and hot all at the same time.  I very highly recommend this series to anyone who loves paranormal romance.

8.)  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly - I love me a good courtroom drama in the style of John Grisham.  When I first heard about this one, I immediately discounted it as a mediocre knock off of above mentioned Grisham.  However, when I saw the preview for the movie, and began hearing good reviews about the book, I decided to pick it up.  I'm glad that I did - it was a good one!

**I know that's only 8, but I'm out, lol.  And I figure all of those series should technically count for more than one!  Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Great list. The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy sounds terrifying!



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