Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Book I Thought I’d Like More/Less Than I Did

This weeks topic from The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Books I thought I’d like more or less than I did. I don’t think before I started blogging I would have had any on the thought I like less list but now I have more on that list. I think we could have just picked on but I have gone for a bit of both.

Thought I’d Like More

  • Warm Bodies by Issac Marion I was really excited about this book becuase it seemed like a really original idea but for me there wasn’t enought excitement in it. 
  • The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Angels Anglada Books about the war tend to grab my attention and because I like music I thought this sounded really interesting but I found it lacked the emotional connection. 
  • Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld Dystopian is another thing that makes me pick up a book and I liked the idea of a world obsessed with beauty because it is becoming true but the main character was just totally unlikeable. 
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver This was another dystopian that I thought had merit in its idea but just didn’t have the drive for me. 
  • The Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie I love how Sophie Mckenzie writes action books that still feel realistic and I was looking forward to this series but it didn’t like up to her Blood series. 
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green This one might be a bit contreversial as I know how much people love John Green but for me this story wasn’t what everyone made it out to be I think just because I have read a lot of similar stuff. 
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis My disappointment from this book may be because of my age but I felt this book missed a bit of action. 

Though I’d Like Less

  • Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but everyone kept recommending it to me so I gave it a try and it blew me away. Totally original idea and racing plot. 
  • The Black Pear by Alan Porter This was a kindle freebie that I thought I would try as I don’t usually read a lot of scary mystery and it was free so worth it but it turned out to be really interesting. 
  • Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver After not enjoying the first book in the series as much as I expected I was just reading this to see what happened but the different lay out of the book and more action going on made it really enjoyable. 

What Books Did You Find Better Or Worse Than You Expected?

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

A new week and a new topic from The Broke and the Bookish. This week it’s the Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished. Although I did have a list for this fairly quickly it doesn’t include ten books. I tend to not like not finishing series when I start them but there are a few that have been neglected.

  1. The House of Night Series by PC Cast & Kristin Cast I was surprised when I started reading these as I did enjoy them however when it came to book 6 they changed the style of writing and I just never managed to get into it. Since then I have never gone back to reading them. 
  2. The Medusa Project Series by Sophie McKenzie Usually I enjoy Sophie McKenzie’s way of mixing action with more female writing but I just got a bit bored of this series. It was too similar a story in each book. 
  3. Shiver Series by Maggie Stiefvater I don’t really have a reason for not finishing this series, however I do plan on finishing it.
  4. The Declaration Series by Gemma Malley I own the next book in this series I just haven’t got round to reading it. I have tried to but it’s a hard back copy and I struggle to read them. 
  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket I only own the first three books in this series so I guess that’s why I have never finished it.
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis For Christmas last year I got the book of all these stories. I read the first three but I was kind of disappointed and stopped there. 
  7. Ally’s World by Karen McCombie This is a strange one as I only have the 5th book in this series and I read it so long ago I can’t remember. I tried to look for the the rest of the series but I never came across it so I just gave up on it. 
  8. Traveler’s Series by Claudia Lefeve I got the first book in this series free on the kindle. I wasn’t impressed by it though so I don’t really want to get the rest because you have to pay for them. I may give in though as I feel I should finish the series and although it wasn’t great I do kind of want to know what happens.