Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
It has now been moved over to That Artsy Reader Girl.
This is an interesting topic this week since normally if I read a book and didn’t like it I wouldn’t really be glad that I wasted my time. However, there are always exceptions!
These are in no particular order and if I have a review I will link each title to it!
10.) Fallen by Lauren Kate
Yeah I was NOT a fan of this one! I am glad I read it though since a friend of mine loved this series and borrowed me the first book, it’s always nice to try new things especially for a friend. But I’m also glad I read it because now I know I pretty much dislike all paranormal romances back from the “Twilight-era”. This book was loaded with tropes too…..
9.) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The only reason I’m glad I wasted my precious reading time on this book is because of how ridiculously hyped the series and everything else Clare writes is. At least this way I know I’m not missing out and the hype isn’t worth it in my opinion. Now I know!
8.) The House of Night Series (#1-#9) by P.C. & Kristin Cast
I don’t know how I ever made it through 9 books in this series, why did I do that to myself?! Well I can say I’m glad I read them because once again it solidifies my belief that paranormal romances are not my jam.
I adore YA horror books and I’m glad I at least tried this one because now I know I wasn’t missing out on a great YA horror book. And also that Perkins can’t write horror and should probably stick to writing those YA contemporary romances….
6.) Divergent by Veronica Roth
I actually read this one before it was super duper hyped but I’m glad I did because otherwise I would have been suckered in by the hype and I would have been a lot more disappointed.
I’m definitely a black sheep with this one because everyone loved it! I didn’t think the mystery was all that great and I didn’t like the characters either, this was a super hyped book as well so at least know I now.
I finished a Holly Black book! And…..I didn’t like it. Holly Black is a very popular author so I wanted to give her a try anyways but now I know her writing might not really be for me. With the exception of “The Cruel Prince” because I definitely need to read that one!
Another hyped book that failed to deliver for me, I’m glad I gave it a shot anyways. This was not as badass as it sounded, nobody reeeeaaaally fought to the death with magic…..
The one paranormal romance series I actually LOVED was Mead’s Vampire Academy series so of course I was pumped for her new book which also happened to be a standalone featuring Chinese mythology. Unfortunately, it was very slow and boring and hardly had any Chinese mythology or folklore or any world building at all!
I’ve pretty much decided to ALWAYS give Lukavics’s books a shot since I really like her style and YA horror books are pretty few and far between. So I’m glad I tried this one even though it wasn’t as great as her other two books.
Have you read any of these books as well? What did you think?
What are some books you’re glad you read even though you disliked them?
Let me know in the comments!