Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I thought I would like more than I did/
books I liked more than I thought I would...

I'll start with ones that were better than I thought they would be...

Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (my review)
My boyfriend  read this and told me I had to. Then he kept pestering me about it, so I finally gave in and read it. It's amazing!

- Paolo Bacigalupi 
(my review)
This screamed "boy book" to me, so I didn't think I would enjoy it that much. I got a copy for review though, so I read it and it was actually pretty fantastic. 

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (my review)
This was another that the boyfriend had read before me. He had read it when it first came out and told me I would enjoy it. Then a while later it exploded. EVERYONE was talking about The Hunger Games. I went into this novel determined to hate it, but it didn't work out that way at all.

Wake - Lisa McMann (my review)
I always thought that these would be okay reads. It was an awesome read though, and it really surprised me.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
 - Michelle Hodkin
 (my review)
This was another book that had quite a bit of hype around it. I had bought it when it first came out, I even bought a signed copy, but then it started to get very popular with lots of gushing. I was so nervous about starting this one, but when I got book 2 for review I decided it was time. It turned out very well for me!

 Next are ones that I thought I would like more than I did...

Level 2 - Lenore Appelhans (my review)
Look at that amazing cover! Also, the premise of this just sound really awesome. It still was an awesome premise, I just didn't love this book like I had hoped. 

 - Dawn Metcalf
 (my review)
This book I was really sad I didn't like. Again, an excellent cover and premise. There was simply too much repetition for me and this book felt entirely too long. 

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (my review)
I love Nick & Norah, so this was an obvious choice for me to pick up and I wanted to love it like I love Nick & Norah, but alas, I did not. GAH, Lily. I just simply didn't care for her. 

Fix Me - Rune Michaels (my review)
This one sounded right up my alley. It dealt with orphans, abuse and zoos, three things I don't mind finding in my books. Unfortunately this book had no real conclusion, so I was left confused and struggling to make my own ending. 

Girl Parts
 - John Cusick
 (my review)
This book seemed like it was going to be amazing, it just didn't work for me. 

The Broke and the Bookish is a group of college aged and twenty somethings that have an unhealthy obsession with reading and would spend every last penny on books even if it meant skipping a few meals. We are the people  who lurk in the library, buy handbags based on how many books can be stashed in them, and who refer to characters in books as if they are personal friends.
We sought after other bookish college students to share in our love for reading and were brought together by the College Students group on Goodreads that was created in September 2008. Our desire to share great books with each other in and our tendency to be opinionated and passionate about all things book related naturally led to the birth of The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.


  1. I had such high hopes for Girl Parts, but it ended up being so disappointing. Glad you liked Mara Dyer more than you thought you would! :)

    Great top ten!

  2. I can see how many people thought Lily was annoying, but I totally Love that book!
    I HATE when books don't have a complete ending. It doesn't have to be perfect or happy but i need some kind of closure gosh darnit!
    I've been wanting to check out Ender's Game.
    Great list :)

  3. I kind of felt the same way about The Hunger Games.


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