Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Can't Win 'Em All

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is "books I loved less/more than I thought I would."  It's unfortunate, but we're not going to like every book we read.  Here's a list of books that I sadly did not love as much as I thought I would, including a few DNFs!

 

 

 
 
 

 


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  1. In Twenty Years was so disappointing. I thought about DNFing but finished. Wished I would have DNFed!!!I didn't enjoy The Girls in the Garden as much as I would have thought either. Great list!

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    1. I wish I had DNFed In Twenty Years, too! I did DNF Girls in the Garden after only like 50 pages.

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  2. I'm with you on The Girls in the Garden! I couldn't even finish it. I loved Tell the Wolves I'm Home and Rules of Civility, though. We're all different!

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  3. I've never read the fault in our stars but I read Paper Towns by John Green and didn't really care for that one at all. Great list!

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    1. Thanks! The Fault in our Stars has kind of soured me on John Green, not sure if I will read anything else by him!

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  4. I know I won't like Victoria--I'm a huge reader of Royal history. I haven't watched the show either. I disliked another of her books, too-- American Heiress which was riddled with crazy stuff/errors. I write historical fiction so I'm preparing for people to hate and criticize me as harshly as I do some writers!! lol

    Lisa @ https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/top-10-tuesday-ten-books-or-less-than-other-people/

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    1. I haven't really liked any of Daisy Goodwin's other books, but I wanted to give this one a chance because I liked the subject matter.

      Good luck with your book! I'm sure historical fiction is hard to write, trying to find a balance between accuracy and entertainment.

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  5. totally agree with you on The Girls in the Garden! My TTT

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    1. Yes, it really sounded like something I would like, but something about the writing style just didn't work for me, I didn't even finish it!

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  6. I was also not keen on TFIOS, but I didn't really think I'd like it much in the first place, I just wanted to see what the hype was all about!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/top-ten-tuesday-97/

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    1. I also wanted to read it because I felt like the only person who hadn't. Because it had such great reviews, I assumed I would like it, but no!

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  7. Totally understand how TFIOS could end up on a list like this. Super hyped/popular books are so hard to live up to - and the hypey ness doesn't really account for personal taste. What about TFIOS did you not enjoy?

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    1. I didn't think the teenagers acted like teenagers - they talked like pretentious adults. I also didn't really like the way Hazel inserted herself into Gus's life when it felt uncomfortable for his family. I just wanted her to give them their space; she didn't know him for that long and they were losing their son/brother.

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  8. Yikes, based on your post and all of the comments, I think I'll be tossing The Girls in the Garden off my TBR.

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  9. I didn't enjoy The Fault in Our Stars at all. I seem to have a problem with John Green's books because, even though every seems to love them, I couldn't, for the life of me, enjoy any of them. And I actually DNFed Dorothy Must Die, even though I'm a huge fan of re-tellings. Such a slow book. You can check out my list here: http://bookladysreviews.blogspot.gr/2017/02/top-ten-books-i-thought-i-would-like.html

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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    1. I've only read the one John Green book, but I probably won't read any more. It just wasn't my style. I also DNFed Dorothy Must Die. I so wanted to like it, because I love The Wizard of Oz, but it just felt like it was trying way too hard to be cool, with all the cursing and everything. I don't mind cursing, but it was too gratuitous.

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  10. Dorothy Must Die wasn't great for me either. It didn't even get interesting to me until the very end-- so I decided not to continue with the series. Bummer about TFIOS-- I really loved that one.

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    1. I couldn't even finish Dorothy Must Die, and I was so disappointed in that!

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  11. I wasn't a big fan of Dorothy Must Die. I was a little disappointed!

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    1. I know, I love the idea behind the story, but the execution didn't work for me.

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  12. I was so close to adding Dorothy Must Die to my list as well.

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

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