What book did you think you wouldn’t like but ended up loving?What book did you think you wouldn’t like but ended up loving? Deanna #review
It’s going to sound bad, but 13 Reasons Why. I really thought it was going to be one of those YA books that I absolutely Loathe. But I really enjoyed reading it. I think it was something I could relate to.
I bought it and have been wanting to read it but I was skeptical after I tried to watch the show and hated it lol
I hadn’t seen the show. And I picked it up during Banned Book Week (Because I love to participate and like reading stuff I hadn’t read before.) So that was the main reason I bought it. It was just an interesting read, since the girl was bullied so I related a lot to it.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.
When the Wind Blows – James Patterson. I got into it, realized it bordered on “fantasy” and thought I wouldnt like it. Ended up loving it.
Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison
The Fourth Monkey by JD Barker
Throne of Glass
@Jaydyn I just started that one last night! I’m hoping I like it
It was so good! I had read her most recent series before so I was a little biased going in?❤️ I hope you love it!
The Book Thief.
Ready player one
Honestly? If I think I won’t like a book I wouldn’t try reading it. ?
I’ve found some of my favorite books by just giving them a chance.
@Cassandra I have in the past forced myself to read books out of my go to genre of YA just to read something different. But there are way too many books I am interested to read, to read ones I think I won’t enjoy.
@Patty Neither would I.
Yeah, I get it! There are too many to chance it, but I do from time to time. The rebel in me lol
My mom, my sister, and I just started a book club together. This is our first month so we decided to pick something “seasonal”. Well my mom picked first and chose Dark Witch by Nora Roberts. I thought I was going to hate it but I’m almost finished and I’m actually really enjoying it! But that’s also part of why I wanted to start this with them because we all have e such different tastes in books that I think it will broaden our horizons ?
A Game of Thrones. Once I finished that book, I had to finish the other 5 and ended up finishing all of them within 3 months.
Same here !
Kit Runner. When this book came out I wasn’t reading mainstream fiction, mostly horror and sf. But my sister kept telling me that I have to read it. I did and I really did like it. That book started me reading other genres than I was used to reading.
shadow of the wind
The Selection series by Kiera Cass and The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout
Red Rising by Pierce Brown….loved the whole series…so far!
The Shipping News
A Discovery Of Witches. I thought I’d like it but I didn’t realise I’d absolutely LOVE it!!
I just finished this yesterday, now to order the second!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. It was really good once I got into it.
I wasn’t sure about The Count of Monte Cristo and ended up loving it. It’s long, but it’s one of those books where it’s so amazing, you don’t mind how long it is. Time very well spent.
Water for elephants.
The great Gatsby
Jane Austen… finally gave Emma a shot and fell in love with the author.
How good is it! I loved it too
@Jessica me too. When I started reading, I was like here comes another depressing story. But it turned out to be so Good. I loved it!
A Handsome Girl and Her Beautiful Boy
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It lived up to the hype!
Me too. I picked it up so many times and put it down, then I saw the movie (the Swedish one) an bought all three. I finished them in a weekend and have read the two written by David Lagerkrantz.
Wasted – A memoir of anorexia and bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
Outlander. When my mom gave it to me she said its classified as romance(which it was at the time) but said it was more historical fiction. I put it away as I’m not a romance fan at all. I got bored one day and decided to give it a try. Absolutely LOVED it. Favorite series ever!
I just finished watchin’ the series on Netflix and bought the book afterwards because, damnit, I need to know the rest of the story. It’s brilliant. ?
@Kathrin I did the exact same thing ? had to know what happens next
The Kitchen House
Great great book!!
@Judith I bought it in the bargain section at B&N and didn’t expect too much from it. I was wrong.
@Latanya we read it with my book club a couple of years ago. I just loved it. She wrote a follow up to it also, “Glory Over Everything”. It was good, but not as good as the first.
Small Great Thing! I was hating it so much, but I kept going… glad I did cause it’s now one of my favorite books!
The Book Thief
The Way to Dusty Death by Alistair Maclean.
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series
Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Loved this book! (Liked the movie too, even though they changed a lot of things)
A Game of Thrones
Ready player one
The great alone
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Desperation by Stephen King.
Some books from School that I had to read but can’t remember their names
Poison princess by Kresley Cole
War and Peace//
Harry Potter for me back when it was relatively new ?
Mr Mercedes (Stephen King)
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. First book in the Pendergast series. Recommended by someone I worked with at the time. Took me a few tries to get into it. Ended up loving it. I own most of the books in the series so far. I HIGHLY recommend it!
After reading two series by Christine Feehan…I wanted to read her Dark series….but was not sure I would like it….Boy was I wrong…Loved Dark Prince and have read her ever since…..that was a number of years ago….still reading her….Well…at least a few of her paranormal series….that is…
Lord of the Flies or Animal Farm. Had to read them in high school for English class. Ended up being two of my all time favorite books.
To kill a mocking bird by the late Harper Lee