Tuesday 24 May 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time HasPassed 24/5/16

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

An interesting one this week, you guys know I'm not much of a re-reader but I do like sequels and series of books and sometimes by the time you get a couple of books into a series you can feel differently about the first book in that series. So here goes. (There aren't that many that I feel strongly about so it's just going to be a top 5 this week I'm afraid)

1. Forever by Judy Blume. Now this was one of those books that got me back into reading after a couple of years of only reading books school made me read. I discovered Judy Blume and then I discovers this one, I think it was the first book I pushed on someone actually (and her mother came round and told my mother what I had done and how awful it was) but then I re-read it and...not so sure anymore. It won't change the fact that it was a bookish turning point for me though! 

2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Now I really enjoyed this book when I listened to it on audiobook after it first came out. Then I read the sequel and I have subsequently seen the film. The sequel and the film add a layer of deeper understanding for me and hearing Jojo Moyes talk about it before the screening of the film only added to this and I feel differently about it now...

3. Fifty Shade of Grey. Now this might seem like an obvious one but bare with me... This was another book that got me back into reading after a little slump. I had just started a new job and I picked this up because it was the weekly offer in WhSmith. I then pre-ordered the next 2 when they came out and read those. I enjoyed each one, they were quick reads and I enjoyed the development of the story. When I went back to read Grey when it came out though, I realised I enjoyed a whole different style of writing now and didn't feel the same way about EL James as I used to. 

4. The Hunger Games. I really thought I wasn't going to like this trilogy, I'm not a fan of dystopian, I lie to read about characters like me set today in a recognisable world, I tried other fantasy type books and didn't win but wow, hunger games! I see it now, they changed my view and I stormed thorough the trilogy! 

5 Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson. This was my favourite Miranda Dickinson novel for a very long time, that is until the sort of sequel to this came out and knocked it off the top spot, thus chNging my feelings about it. I'll Take Manhattan is amazing and I love it and I read it all in one go-YEY! 

So there you have it, five books I feel differently about for 5 different reasons-YEY! What's on your list?.


  1. Hunger Games was a surprise for me. Never expected to like the story so much.


  2. Ahhh I love the Hunger Games! I haven't actually reread it but I fully plan to soon. *flails in happy remembrance* It actually got me started on YA WHICH IS VERY KIND OF IT. XD
    Here's my TTT!