Top 5 Tuesday: Top Books that Weren’t What I Expected

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is: Top 5 Books that Weren’t What I Expected. 

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1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I expected another run of the mill dystopian and wasn’t prepared for this epic Sci-Fi adventure.

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2. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne. I expected another super cute, fun romance like Thorne’s The Hating Game, but this one lacked all the charm of the first book.

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3. The Fallen Crest High series by Tijan. I think the most unexpected thing about this series is how much I actually enjoyed it. It’s not my usual type of read, but I was addicted.

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4. Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I actually had no expectations of this at all and only decided to try reading it because Brandie lent me her copy. It ended up becoming one of my favorite books of all time.

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5. My Lady Jane by the Lady Janies. Alternate history and shapeshifters are two things that I’m not generally a fan of, but all the great reviews I saw on this one made me read it – with great hesitation. It’s another one I ended up loving. Every weird thing about it just worked for me and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

What are some books that turned out differently than you expected?

18 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top Books that Weren’t What I Expected

  1. Pingback: Top 5 Books That Didn’t Meet My Expectations – Bionic Book Worm

  2. It always makes me so happy to see you post about Beartown and how much you loved it. I’m just glad that you didn’t hate it after I recommended it. 😀
    99 Percent Mine – ugh. What a disappointment.

  3. I haven’ read any of the books you’ve mentioned, Stephanie but I’m glad that some were good unexpected. I hope that 2020 has more good than disappointing reads. x

  4. Pingback: February 2020 Recap | Stephanie's Book Reviews

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