Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.
I've read a number of books that could fall into the mediocre category since I started blogging. Most of the books I read were the ones that I found for 1.99 or less in the eReader store I used at the time. And free books are not always good books, even if they are entertaining. Problem is, I don't really remember, in detail, a lot of the books I've read and I haven't tried re-reading them either. I also don't have 10. Many of the books I read that I remember well enough I still feel the same about.

The Hunger Games trilogy by Susan Collins. This was the first Dystopian that got international popularity. And I did really enjoy the books when I read them. I loved most of the characters, and the story was really engaging. But, as I read more of the genre, I noticed that there was a large amount of information that is never given to really paint a picture of the world. There are not really any glaring plot holes, just a lot of small ones that for me take me out of the story. And it has always bothered me that there was never a map of the country. I am a very visual person so a map would have been a great way for me to understand what their world looks like.

Pretty in Black series by Rae Hachton. I haven't re-read the first three books, but I will have to when the fourth book eventually comes out. And it's been I think around 3 or 4 years since the third book came out. At this point, it's been so long since I've read any of this series that I'm not sure I will care enough to read that book. The release date has been pushed back so many times I'm not sure when it will come out.

Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. I have always had a love/hate relationship with this series. Having read the series twice now, and when I think about it, the more I realize how very strange and really unintentionally creepy this series is. At the end of the first book, she has zero reasons to feel like she loves or even remotely like this guy. an hour before she literally decides she loves him she still thought that he was going to murder her. As I've said before about Fitzpatrick's writing is she has great ideas, but terrible execution.

This one is more about authors than specific books.

There are a couple authors that I've read most of the books of. And while I do really enjoy their books, and the stories and characters they create. I notice that most of their books are pretty much the same story with new characters. Doesn't mean that I like their books any less, it just makes me question why I like their books and continue reading the new ones they write even though I can guess how the story will turn out within a couple chapters.


  1. I've never read Hunger Games and after seeing the movies my motivation to read them has gone down (that's what I get for seeing the movies first, I guess) but I can understand your feelings about the map too. I always like a good map in a book...

  2. I had The Hunger Games on my list this week too. It's not necessarily that I have less love for the series, just that I've read other dystopians that I've loved more since reading it.
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  3. I have been seeing that most people were having trouble with this topic. I read the first the books in the Hush Hush series, but I never read the last one. I guess that I just lost interest. Great list! :)

  4. I agree with The Hunger Games! I loved the first book first time around, but I if I re-read it I don't think I would enjoy it as much. Actually I didn't really like the last book of the series at all...

    Jordon @ Simply Adrift