Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I thought I would like more / less than I did

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic is books that we thought we would like more or less than we actually did. I'm going with less because I tend to expect that I will love every book that I pick up. Please, no hating in the comments for this one! We all have our own reading tastes!

#1. anything by Amanda Ashley. They always sound so good from the back cover description, but they never quite click for me.

#2. The Vampire Diaries: The Return by L.J. Smith. It got too weird for me. I loved the original series so much that the new material didn't live up to my expectations.

#3. House of Night by P.C. & Kristin Cast. I think this series was written for a slightly-too-young audience for me to connect with the characters.

#4. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I loved the first book in the series, but the characters in the sequel fell flat for me. It may have been the religious themes, too.

#5. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. I tried... I tried so hard to like these books. I read 7 or 8 of them, but I still don't like them.

#6. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake. It's too bad that I didn't get into this series, because my fiance loved them, and we ended up buying them all anyway.

#7. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I may have gotten more into the series had the second book not entirely undone all of the relationship progress made in the first book. It's a personal pet peeve of mine. I may still give the third book a shot, but that remains to be seen.

#8. Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton. "Hi, my name is Anita and this is a list of things I'm not going to do. Except that in 100 pages I am going to do all of them just to annoy someone. I will also never allow anyone I love to die, ever, so I go to ridiculously stupid lengths to keep everyone alive and completely screw with already strange storylines. I will also take every single man that I meet as a lover, because I cannot possibly make a decision about which man I want to spend the rest of my life with." Ugh.

#9. Happy Hour of the Damned by Mark Henry. One, the main character shares my name and is a total witch. Not in a fun, paranormal way. Two, there are several scenes which involve adult diapers as a way to enjoy food other than brains. I felt like I needed a mind scrub after reading this book.

#10. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Read because I sort-of enjoyed the tv series and wanted to see if the book series was any better. Spoiler alert: it wasn't (at least in my humble opinion).

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