Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed More Than I Thought I Would

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I haven’t done a TTT in ages! These lists tend to get repetitive if you do too many of them but I really wanted to do this one.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Today’s theme is a “Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time)“. I decided to go with books I enjoyed more, as I’ve talked a lot about disappointing books lately, haha. 


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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I only picked this up because of work, I didn’t think it would end up being my kind of book, but it was so so good. This is a modern classic about a girl growing up in Brooklyn and it’s just stunning, the characters really got to me. I ended up giving it five stars. 


The Shining by Stephen King

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I didn’t expect to like this one so much because while I liked Carrie I wasn’t in love with it, and everyone keeps saying they like the movie version better. Well, this book is so much better than its movie, trust me. I ended up devouring all  600-something pages. It has some really creepy moments, but what I liked the most was the character explorations and just the overall setting.

Has anyone read Doctor Sleep? Even though I loved The Shining I’m not sure if I want to read that one. 

4 stars. 

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Book Traveling Thursday (25) | Favorite 2016 Read

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It’s Thursday and time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme was created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Visit their Goodreads group to learn more about Book Traveling Thursday 🙂

The rules are to share covers related to the weekly theme where you include the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite, and your least favorite. I’ve decided to go for a top 3 and bottom 3 arrangement, because that’s more fun and I get to showcase more covers. 


This week’s theme is “It’s almost the end of the year… Choose one of your favorite books of 2016!” I have to pick a book that I read in 2016, not a book that came out in 2016 as I don’t think I’ve read a lot of new releases. And I just really wanted to do this book, ok. I went with The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I just found it to be such a beautiful book, it took me completely by surprise. It was so much more complex than I’d thought it would be. I’m dying to continue the series. 

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 I actually dislike this one quite a bit. I think it’s the font on the author’s name that really cheapens the look.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Underrated: Books With Less Than 2000 Ratings

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This weekly meme was was created by The Broke and the Bookish. This today’s theme is a “Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads“. A lot of them will probably end up being children’s books and/or Norwegian. 

This list list is in the order of most to least Goodreads ratings. 


Warm Up (Vicious #0.5) by V.E. Schwab

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Ratings as of July 5th 2016: 1,593

This is a short-story in the Vicious universe that you can find online and read in a couple of minutes. Loved it. 


The Wide, Wide Sea (Chaos Walking #2.5) by Patrick Ness

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Another little short-story, this time by Patrick Ness. This hit me right in the emotions. I really recommend reading this if you’ve already read The Ask and the Answer.

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