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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Books I Wanted to Love... But Didn't.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Love More/Less Than I Did
This meme is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish.  Go check them out.

1.  Dear Life, You Suck by Scott Blagden
I loved that this was going to be from a male POV, but it still didn't live up to my expectations.  When I reviewed it, I had to give it a pretty negative review.  I hate that.  

2.  Specials by Scott Westerfield
I loved Uglies and I loved Pretties.  Both of them were some of my favorite "sci-fy" stories.  I didn't hate Specials but I was expecting to LOVE it.  And I just didn't.  It was just ok.      

3.  Twilight Books by Stephanie Meyer
Don't get me started.  I'm not saying the books weren't good.  But there was a lot of things that really bothered me.  A LOT.  So yeah.  Everyone loved, and I was like "bleh."

4.  Secret Society by Tom Dolby
The book sounded like Gossip Girl combined with a super secret society.  Plus it had some Egyptian in the mix. I thought that it was going to be AWESOME.  Granted, I also went into it because the cover was gorgeous.  My fault.  

5.  I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
The movie was good.  The book was kinda ok.  It just was not at all what I was expecting it to be.  That made me incredibly sad, but I have the second book in the series that I am still going to give a shot.  Mostly because Nine was a super kick-butt character.  

6.  The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
Another book I got and read because of the cover.  Didn't work out.  'Nuff said.  

7.  Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
I had been wanting to read this one forever.  I had an ARC, but I decided to go ahead and go the audiobook route since it seemed I would never get the time.  I had heard a bunch of people who loved it.  So I was expecting to love it.  But I really didn't.  Not at all.  

8.  The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks
This was the first Nicolas Sparks book I read.  I liked the movies that had been made from his movies *at that point* so I thought why not read the book.  And I hated it.  And I have kept trying to get into his books, but still I have not gotten past the first 100 pages.  Now I realize that other people like it.  My mom, for instance, loved Safe Haven.  

9.  Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Not that I loved Beautiful Disaster, but I had hopes that seeing the story through Travis's POV would help me love the story.  Maybe I would understand more.  Nope.  Not so much.  In fact, I think I hated the story more afterwards.  

10.  Warm Bodies by Issac Marion
I made it 62 pages.  I have a rule that I will make it 50 pages in.  I did that, but it was definitely a DNF for me.  I just couldn't get past how incredibly strange the whole thing was.  Maybe it was because I had so many books coming up in the TBR pile that I just wanted to move on.  

So anywho, that's my top ten.  Do you have a list today?  Leave me a link, and I'll come check it out!


  1. I didn't like Anna Dressed or The Luxe nearly as much as I wanted to, either. And I have I am #4 on my list, too. Bleh.
    Here's my TTT

  2. I liked the Luxe - the blend of historical and scandal

  3. I have to agree about Specials.. I really didn't like it at all... I am a big dystopian fan but for some reason I just couldn't get into it.

    great list,
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. Totally agree with you on SECRET SOCIETY. I couldn't stand that book. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, though, I loved.

    Happy TTT!


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