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Books I Wasn’t Expecting to Like As Much As I Did

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by  The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Each week they suggest a new theme for bloggers to write about. This week’s theme was ‘Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone’ but I decided to twist it a little bit and go with ‘Books I wasn’t Expecting to Like as Much As I Did.’

Illuminae-2

Even though I’ve loved almost every sci-fi book I’ve read, I always said that sci-fi just isn’t my thing. But the moment I gave Illuminae a try, that went straight out of the window! I was really surprised by how much I really loved this book.

Cinder-2

I’d actually tried to read Cinder a few years before I read it in full and ended up putting it down after about a 100 pages or so because I was in a huge reading slump. I picked it up again at the end of last year and absolutely fell in love with it — it’s now one of my favourite book series!

The Island-2

The Island was one of the first review copies I ever received when I started blogging back in 2015, and I don’t really know what I was expecting because it isn’t my typical read, but I remember being very pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it!

Magonia-2

I read Magonia years ago and I can still really vividly remember how amazed I was with it! It’s still one of the most unique stories I’ve ever read.

Caraval

In all of the hype before Caraval was released, I’d seen some pretty mixed reviews so I tried not to go into it with too many expectations, but I was really blown away by how fast I fell in love with the world.

THG

The Hunger Games was the book that got me back into reading after I fell out of love with it at the beginning of secondary school. I’d decided to get a copy at the supermarket after watching the film and ended up going back to buy the following two books the day after to binge read it because I read it so fast.

T5W

The 5th Wave was the first sci-fi book I ever read, and like with Illuminae, I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did. Moral of the story, I need to stop telling myself that I don’t like sci-fi!

WHK

I *believe* White Hot Kiss was the first Jennifer L. Armentrout book I ever read before I became obsessed with her books in my mid-teens. I hate to say, but I definitely judged the book based on the cover before I read it, and the next thing I knew, I was halfway through the book and completely in love with it.

ICB

In Cold Blood was a book I had to read for my A-levels. I’d never read a book in this genre before then and if I’m honest, I really wasn’t expecting to like this book, but I actually did!

TKQ-2

I knew The Kiss Quotient was going to be an adorable read based upon all the reviews I’d read for it, but I was really surprised by how invested I became in Stella and Michael’s story.

What books did you not expect to like as much as you did? Let me know in the comments!

-Nicole Twitter | Goodreads |Bloglovin’

15 thoughts on “Books I Wasn’t Expecting to Like As Much As I Did

    1. I hope you love them as much as I did when you get to them! I know the feeling, I’m a big mood reader so I often go ages only reading one genre and being completely unable to read another even though I love it! Thank you for reading 😄

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