We have been having fun with these Top Ten Tuesdays, so we decide we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Starting this January Top Ten Tuesday will be hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s list is books that I can’t believe I read. I think this is going to be one I really have to think about.
1. The Cage – Megan Shepherd I loved the concept of this story, but the main character, Cora, really annoyed me. I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t like her, haha. I would like to know how the story continues, but I don’t know if I can handle that much of Cora.
2. Kids of Appetite – David Arnold I read this book last year, because David Arnold was going to be at YALFest. I really enjoyed that he had a character with a disorder I had never read about before. I can’t imagine how hard it is to not be able to move your face. The reason this kind of bugged me was that I felt that nothing really happened. I didn’t get the point of the story.
3. You – Caroline Kepnes This I can’t believe I read this book is actually in a positive way. I normally don’t read books like this. They’re not my usual go to books, but I loved You and Hidden Bodies. I wouldn’t mind more books added to this duology. Caroline Kepnes really got us into the mind of someone who isn’t completely right in the head. He stalks and wants things the way he thinks they should be. You want to hate him but can’t.
4. Pretty Little Liars – Sara Shepard I started binge watching this show awhile ago and when I did, I decided I wanted to see what the books were like. I know that shows that are based off of books are altered, but this one was very different. Even extra characters that weren’t in the show. While I can definitely understand that people enjoyed these, I did as well, I decided not to continue reading these until the show isn’t so fresh in my memory.
5. After – Anna Todd Another one that is in a positive way on my list. I’m more surprise that I read them so fast, haha. These are definitely my guilty pleasure books and I still love them! I’m mostly surprised that I stuck to them. So many people stopped reading, because of the constant back and forth between the main characters. While that was annoying at times, I was too invested in this story, haha.
6. Matched – Ally Condie I read this trilogy almost four years ago and I have to say at the time that I actually loved them. Looking back now (I am looking through my Goodreads list to do this TTT), I can’t really think of them as really good anymore. I have read so many books since then that do the job a bit better than these did. I am happy I read them at the time. That was a little after I really started reading a lot again.
7. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer I think this will always be a guilty pleasure and I really did love these. Just like Matched though I have read so many books that are so much better since then. I still understand why I loved them though, haha. I kind of think these days though, sparkly vampires, really?!? Haha. They will always have a special place in my heart!
8. This Man – Jodi Ellen Malpas This one doesn’t completely count, because it was a DNF to me. A lot of people online loved this book and I was curious. It just wasn’t for me. The main character Jesse was just too dominating and Ava seemed really, I want to say stupid. Fifty Shades of Grey is also a guilty pleasure and the male being a bit dominant, okay, but Jesse just rubbed me the wrong way.
9. Fighting the Dark – Kassidy Carter I can’t believe I read this and maybe even more so that I read the second one, haha. It started out okay. A woman is kidnapped, because her father owes a lot of money. The fact that I kept reading after certain close calls to violent situations I was surprised, but it was stopped and the subject was changed rather quickly. I understood the main male character and he wanted to change, but the fact that she was so ready to start a relationship with the one that kidnapped her was a bit far fetched. The second one started out good and I loved the character that was getting a second chance there, but I was just disappointed that they went back to old ways.
I want to end this on a positive note, so my last choice for this Top Ten Tuesday is a book I can’t believe I waited so long to read.
10. My Lady Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows Isabelle and I started reading this book together last week. We both had it on our shelves for ages and wanted to read it. We finally decided to buddyread this together. I can’t believe we waited so long. This book is SO good!! I have 91 pages left, but I don’t want it to be over. The second book comes out in June and I hope it’s just as good.
That’s it for this week! What are some books you can’t believe you read? Or maybe can’t believe you waited so long to read? I would love to hear about them.