Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s topic is ten books that surprised me (in a good or bad way) and I love this topic! Here’s a list of ten books that, for better or worse, were different than I was expecting.
✴ Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: I usually don’t re-read books, but I was surprised when this one not only retained all of its original magic, but I also loved it even more the second time around.
✴ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I mean, when have I ever expected a book to be this good?!
✴ The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane: I didn’t expect this book to get into the psychological aftermath of surviving a plane crash!
✴ Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman: I thought it would be about more than a boy cheating on his girlfriend. (I was wrong.)
✴ You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner: I was surprised to find the least sympathetic heroine of 2017.
✴ A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan: I was surprised that this book won a Pulitzer because it’s really not very good.
✴ All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: To be perfectly honest, I was surprised that a book that actively blames the main character for her love interest’s suicide has been so revered by the bookish community.
✴ Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken: I was surprised at who the heroine ends up with.
✴I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin: I honestly expected it to be better!
✴ Carry Me Home by Jessica Therrien: I didn’t expect this book to be so dark. (Not that it was a bad thing.)
What have been some of your recent surprising reads?