Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten books that surprised me, either in a good or bad way.
10. Harry Potter – JK Rowling. So many people told me this would be one of my favourite series back before I read them, and they were right. What surprised me about this one was that, unlike their predictions, Hermione was not my favourite character. The bookworm character is almost always my favourite but my type of bookworm is not Hermione’s type of bookworm.
9. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. I was very surprised(and disturbed) at how much I enjoyed this series about children killing each other. Sure, that’s something the good guys are fighting against but there’s still a lot of killing.
8. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven. I was surprised by how completely unprepared I was even though everyone told me this would break my heart.
7. The Last Time We Say Goodbye – Cynthia Hand. Same as above. Probably even more so because I have siblings. This hit me hard and I was not prepared.
6. Nyxia – Scott Reintgen. I do enjoy Sci-Fi but this one still surprised me that how much I came to care about the characters so quickly and it had some twists that surprised me.
5. Dare You To – Katie McGarry. I usually love Katie McGarry books, and I did still enjoy plenty of things about this book, but it was by far my least favourite in the series.
4. My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows. I love historical books but the idea of changing so much and adding so much humour was a little worrisome. But they surprised me by pulling it off and now I’m so excited for the next one.
3. Ship It – Britta Lundin. This was a bad surprise. I was expecting cute and positive fandom rep but instead it was more toxic fandom rep without calling it toxic.
2. Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig. I don’t read a lot of books from the Fiction section but this one ended up surprising me with how amazing it was.
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli. I had an ARC of this so all the reasons I recommend this book to people, I didn’t know yet. This book is so much more than it seems just by reading the synopsis.