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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday:  Books That Were Totally Decieving
This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out!

My Top Ten List were books that were deceiving.  I tried to focus more on the positive and trying not give it away.  The list is pretty varied genre wise too.  (Yay me!!)  

1.  The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot:  Honestly, I almost didn't read this book because I thought, "Geez, another girly princess book."  A friend kept pushing it on me, and I discovered this incredibly funny book and series.  And since I read it when I was fourteen and the main character was fourteen, I related to all the "teen" problems.  I'm so glad I decided to give the book a shot.

2.  The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour:  Ok so if you read my review of the book, you know I thought it was going to be this girly book about a band.  The ARC gave me that impression.  Then I started reading, and it was from a boy's point of view.  I had to double take and go WHOA?  What?  The book was amazing though.

3.  Run for Your Life by Marilyn Levy:  Ok the cover for this book stinks.  I mean skunk laying on the side of the road for three days STINKS.  It's an older book, but one I will always remember with very fond memories.  The story is about truth and getting beyond the walls everyone has placed around you.  I actually handed it to my sister last week and begged her to ignore the cover.  

4.  The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark: When I request the book, I totally thought the book was YA looking at the cover.  It wasn't.  It was still a great read, but definitely not YA.

5.  Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld: I'm not a huge fan of the covers.  I mean the people staring at me from the spine on my bookshelf actually kind of creeps me out.  The books were great, but I only read them because a reader I trust told me I would enjoy them.  

6.  Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen: I'm still not sure what I was expecting with this book, but the cover totally didn't help me get a better idea.  Great book.  But I went into the book expecting something totally different.

7.  The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness:  I hated the cover.  I mean really.  It's awful.  The book itself is one of my favorites now, but I never would have read it based on the cover.

8.  Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis: Sadly for Mr. Lewis, most of the covers of his books are very un-enticing.  The book was such a powerful influence in my life, but the summary nor the cover drew me in.

9.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan:  The cover did not at all scream zombies for me.  Ok so once again, I bought a book totally based on the cover.  It just looked cool.  And then I started reading, and I was like ZOMBIES?  Awesome.

10.  Chronology of Water: A Memoir by Lidia Yuknavitch:  This is a book that a teacher told me to read.  The cover was totally not interesting.  The summary kind of gave me an idea, but there was no warning for the incredible intensity awaiting me among those pages.  It was one of the most honest and real books I've ever read.


  1. Ha I had an identical and then opposite reaction to the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Was like, hmm ... peasant girl in forest story. Then started reading was like eek! Zombies! I hate zombies!

  2. I gave away Knife of Letting Go finally. Why? I just didn't like the cover! Couldn't get past it....

    Here's my
    Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  3. I didn't even know 'The Forest of Hands and Teeth' was a zombie book! May read that now! I agree- the Uglies covers are creepy!

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-were-totally.html

  4. I agree about the Uglies books. I do like the new repackaged covers, though. Great list!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. Fantastic list! New follower via GFC :)


  6. You have a really great list here, and I have to agree with the ones that I've read (or know what they're all about). The others I just don't know personally, so I can't weigh in. It really is important to read the flap carefully, check it out on Goodreads, or some other act that steers you away from judging a book by its cover. I'm so guilty of falling prey to that :D

  7. I had no idea The Disenchantments was told from a male POV. I would not have assumed that given the cover.


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