Monday, April 9, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

I'm starting to try and participate in different memes on this blog, so this is my first time trying TTT!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it features the top ten books that comes to your mind under a certain category announced each week. This week's category is:

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - When I first saw this book back in 2009 at Borders, I looked at the inside cover and thought that it sounded confusing and not that interesting. I finally discovered that this book was pure genius 3 years later.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Picked this up from the library, not thinking much of it. After reading it, it became one of my favorite books ever.

3. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld - Looked pretty good, but was entirely disappointed.

4. Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling - Sounded really stupid but when I opened them up, it was magical.

5. Paper Towns by John Green - The summary says that the two go on an adventure in the middle of the night, and yes, this does occur, but only for 80 pages. The rest of the book was about finding her, which was a bit upsetting and deceiving.

6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - Thought this was going to be "fluff", but turned out very heart-wrenching.

7. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - Started out great but then it became unbelievably depressing!

8. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare - "Most tragic love story in all of history"? Sorry, no. Just laughable.

9. Choker by Elizabeth Woods - Oh my gosh, I was so so deceived by the summary. The book was genius but I totally did not guess what was going to happen.

10. Miss American Pie by Margaret Sartor - Thought it would be interesting by the premise, but was very boring.

Hope I did okay! Happy Tuesday everyone, and happy reading!!



  1. I didn't care for 'Paper Towns' either really- I found it pretty dull!

    New follower :-) Love the blog title!

    My TTT:

    1. I really really wanted it to be good, but I just couldn't force myself to enjoy it a lot. Loved The Fault In Our Stars very much though. :) And I'm a new follower of yours as well!

  2. Probably the reason I haven't read If I Stay...I suspected it was a depressing story.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

    1. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful wonderful book, but I was just surprised! Nice TTT! You have a new follower. :)

  3. Definitely agree with you on THIRTEEN REASONS was an incredibly powerful read!

    Great list this week...I'm your newest follower :)

    1. Yes, and it also made me think a bit after I read it. I love books like that.

      Thanks for following!! :)

  4. Fantastic list! It seems to be the consensus that Fault in our Stars is a must-read. New follower via GFC :)

    1. Thank you! Followed back!

      TFiOS is definitely a must-read. I didn't really enjoy the other John Green books that I have read, but this one was a shocker. I read it twice back to back while bored on a plane, it was that good! Warning: it's pretty sad. ;) Happy reading!

  5. Harry Potter made my list too!! I only read the first 50 pages or so of If I Stay, and then I was depressed and put it down forever!

    Heres mine:

    1. HP was soooo deceiving, haha. I thought it was for 4th graders as well, but J.K. Rowling's imagination & humor combined makes for some fun entertainment. :)