Top Ten Tuesday | Books That I Didn’t Love… but am Glad I Read. Aka Let Me Clarify These Words.

Hey, hey, fellow readers. We welcome Tuesday as we usually do around here: with an all-new edition of Top Ten Tuesday. Let’s take a look at our topic.

That Artsy Reader Girl May 15: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights

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Ok, so this topic is tough. Because I feel like I very rarely – if ever, have read a book I hate. If a book isn’t really working – like my most recent DNF, Before I Fall, I put it aside and move on. So today the books I’m looking at some of the books that I do (mostly) remember liking at the time I read them… but today, I don’t think would be my cup of tea. While the stories inside these pages did entertain, they didn’t capture my reader heart as some of the other books I’ve read have.

With all that said, let’s get to listing*!

(*Keeping things simple today - all the way around.)

1: The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott | This is the one book on this list that I probably didn’t enjoy. I went into it with such high expectations because I do adore the film adaptation. But alas, I had to push myself to finish the book. Makes me wonder if I should both with an attempt to read Little Women. PS: speaking of Alcott's masterpiece, I review the NEW Little Women today right here on Finding Wonderland. Amazon | Goodreads | Find The Inheritance (film adaptation) also on Amazon

2: The Siren by Kiera Cass | Entertaining, yes, but not at the same level as Kiera’s ‘The Selection’ series. Amazon | Goodreads

3: Born of Distinction by Jessica Dotta | At the time I read this one, I remember it being one of my favorite reads. The more I think about it, the less I seem to remember about it… which tells me, perhaps it’s not one of my all-time favorites?! Plus, we can add in the fact that I haven’t read the rest of the series which seems telling. Amazon | Goodreads

4: Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely | This is one of those books I do admire the creativity of. It’s so unique, and full of so many unique settings and its “sense of place” is memorable. That said, I felt like the story is a bit too decadent for my likes. (Plus, as well all know from The Hunger Games, I’m not a fan of the whole killing for sport thing.) Amazon | Goodreads

5: A Journey by Chance by Sally John | This is one of the first books (and series) I reviewed on Finding Wonderland. Despite enjoying the final book in the series, if my review is an indication, this first novel wasn’t a favorite. Amazon | Goodreads

6: Leaving by Karen Kingsbury | I read this entire series once upon a time, and while I did want to complete the four books in order to see how it ended, it wasn’t a favorite. But then, to be fair, I’m not the biggest fan of Karen Kingsbury’s novels to start with. Amazon | Goodreads
7: Every Storm by Lori Wick | Perhaps adding this one isn’t fair since I remember nothing about it. But it “feels” like it’s one of the novels by Lori Wick (one of many I did read by her) that I simply didn’t care for. Amazon | Goodreads

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Which books are you still glad you read – even if the end result was “meh.” Let’s get our book talk on down in the comments.

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