Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books I Feel Differently About

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish, where each week is a different Top Ten topic. This week is a freebie week, so I decided to do a topic I had missed from a few weeks ago, which was Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed.

The first 5 books are books I would re-rate higher, and the last 5 are books I would re-rate lower.


1. An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) – Sabaa Tahir

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When I first read An Ember in the Ashes it blew me away and I became hooked quickly. As time went on I’ve become an even bigger fan of the book and I’m very excited to read A Torch Against the Night.

Original Rating: 4/5

New Rating: 5/5


2. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) – Marissa Meyer

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After finishing the series last December I’ve had plenty of time to reflect back on it. My feeling towards all of the book have stayed the same, except for Cress. I definitely think this book was the strongest in the series and I fell in love with Cress and Thorne right away.

Original Rating: 4/5

New Rating: 5/5


3. Landline – Rainbow Rowell

landlineLandline is one of Rainbow Rowell’s adult novels, and it took me until after I rated the book to fully absorb how great of a book this was.

Original Rating: 3/5

New Rating: 4/5


4. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

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I was forced to read TKAM when I was in my sophomore year of high school and I’ve pretty much been singing its praises ever since. I really enjoyed reading this book, and the more I think and talk about it, the more I fall in love with it. Atticus Finch is my book dad. Is that a thing?

Original Rating: 4/5

New Rating: 5/5


5. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

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I don’t know why I ever thought one of Rowell’s YA novels ever deserved less than a perfect rating, honestly.

Original Rating: 4/5

New Rating: 5/5


6. And We Stay – Jenny Hubbard

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I really liked this book when I had read it but whenever I think about it I think about nothing in this book particularly stood out to me. While I enjoyed the characters and the writing I have issues remembering exactly how the story played out. I think And We Stay is more deserving of 3 stars though, because I did really enjoy the book. There’s a lot packed into it’s small number of pages.

Original Rating: 4/5

New Rating: 3/5


7. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

tfiosThis one might come as a surprise to some. When I read TFiOS back in 2013 I thought John Green was a literary genius and I didn’t think I was ever going to find a book that would make me feel things the way this book did.

And then I read other books. Better books. And I re-read TFiOS since 2013. Honestly, while TFiOS is a great book, I think it might have been a little overhyped.

Original Rating: 5/5

New Rating: 3/5


8. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) – Leigh Bardugo

10194157I truthfully forgot a lot that happened in this book. I own the other two, and I really, really want to finish the series, but I honestly probably won’t. I really didn’t care for the writing style. I liked the characters though, so maybe I will try to continue with this series. I’m not sure, I’m conflicted.

Original Rating: 3/5

New Rating: 2/5


9. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith

tspolfsNothing about this book blew me away. While there were really cute aspects of this story I found myself skimming a lot of the book, as some parts dragged. As time goes on I’m becoming less and less interested in reading anything else by Jennifer E. Smith.

Original Rating: 3/5

New Rating: 2/5


10. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

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I really don’t get the hype around this book. I didn’t find it nearly as mind-blowing or spectacular as most people did. I found it be a quick and somewhat forgettable read. I think what kept it from being 2 stars originally was the ending; I truly didn’t see that coming and I thought it was a pretty unique plot twist. However, I still had an empty feeling when I was finished reading, and I couldn’t help feeling “that’s it” about it all.

Original Rating: 3/5

New Rating: 2/5


There’s my TTT of the week. Let me know if you would re-rate any of these books!

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Ten Books I Feel Differently About”

    1. they both got some hype, especially We Were Liars, and I wanted to like them so bad. I think maybe that’s why I rated them higher than what I felt they deserved. I’m glad you agree though, it’s always reassuring when someone else shares your unpopular opinion 🙂

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