Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. Today, the topic is “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed”. I chose 10 books I loved/liked at the time, but am not sure I’d like as much if I re-read them now.
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead // I absolutely adored this book when I read it 3 years ago. I’m quite certain I’d still like it, but I’m not sure I’d love it quite as much.
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire // I’m 100% sure I wouldn’t actually like this one if I re-read it. I already took down my rating to 3 stars sometime last year. I can see now that it’s about an abusive guy with anger issues. I don’t know how I ever looked past that.
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi // Again, I really enjoyed this when I read it a few years ago. I thought the writing was interesting, and I grew quite attached to the characters. I’m not so sure I’d like it as much now. I have a feeling I may not like Juliette as much now.
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse #1) by Charlaine Harris // I used to love this series, years ago. Way before I even had a Goodreads account. It’s the reason I started watching True Blood -although I haven’t finished watching that show. I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t like the writing style now. Or Sookie’s character in the books.
One For the Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich // Like the Sookie Stackhouse series, I loved this series years ago. I have a fair amount of the books on my shelves. It’s one of the first series I read in English, I think. I still think this is a fun series, but I feel like I would now notice small things about it I don’t like. I still have a fair amount of love for this series though -and Ranger.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green // I have a feeling people won’t like this one. I still love this story. And I love the movie. But I don’t particularly love John Green’s writing style. Don’t get me wrong, I love vlogbrothers. But I feel like these characters, and the writing, is so pretentious. I have never met a teenager who even knew 80% of the words these ones use.
Of Poseidon (Syrena Legacy #1) by Anna Banks // I quite enjoyed this when I read it. I don’t think I would now. I have a tiny dislike for the trope: “I always knew there was something different about me, but I never knew what it was until this mysterious boy showed me”. Which is exactly what this books is.
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth // Here’s the thing. I think I’d still like Divergent, the first book. Yet I don’t think I’d like Insurgent or Allegiant just as much. I do still think the first book was a solid dystopian read. I still like the idea of the Dauntless, and their trials.
The Summer I Became A Nerd (Nerd #1) by Leah Rae Miller // I quite enjoyed this contemporary read when I read it years ago. Yet I don’t think I would now. If only for the fact that this girl thinks you can’t be popular/have friends if you’re a nerd (by which she means if you’re into comic books, superheroes and so on). Hey. Nerd, and proud of it -right here.
The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott // I gave this 5 stars when I read it, so I must have really liked it. Yet now, I have absolutely no desire to continue the series. I just am not attached to it.
Those are 10 books I’m not sure I’d like as much as a reader at this time in my life. Have you read any of these? What did you think of them?