Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This weeks topic is one I am quite excited about, as despite not having a full list of ten books, I actually really enjoyed trying to think of books for this weeks unique topic. I am also super excited to see what books other people mention in their Top Ten Tuesday posts, as I feel like there will be so many different reasons why people are glad they read a book that they disliked.
So here are eight books that I disliked, but am really glad that I read!
This is definitely my most recent read on this list, and is one that I am glad I read simply because it made me appreciate the next book I read after this one, Crooked Kingdom, so much more. Caraval definitely wasn’t the book for me, but because of that as soon as I dived into Crooked Kingdom I knew that this my type of book, and so I enjoyed it just that little bit more because of that.
The main reason I am glad I read this one links to the reason I actually picked this book up in the first place, and that is because of the movie adaptation. I really wanted to see the movie, but as always decided to read the book first, something I am happy I did as now I know that I actually don’t have a huge interest in watching the film.
Other than the fact that I did actually have to read this one for school, I am also just happy that I read it because it is another classic that I can cross off my list, so that I no longer have to wonder what the original story of Dracula was.
Okay, so this one doesn’t exactly fit into this topic, as I never finished this book, but it fitted the theme too well otherwise to not include it on this weeks list. I am so happy I at least gave this book a go, as it taught me that just because I love some of an authors books doesn’t mean that I have to like all of them.
Honestly, this is one where I am just glad I have read it to have read it, and to finally have read a book that so many people have so many strong feelings about. I am also happy that I now have a much better idea of what I consider good mental illness and suicide representation, and so I feel much more aware of what books featuring similar topics I am going to either like or dislike.
The main reason I am glad that I read this book is simply because it is the last book in a trilogy, and so even though I ended up not enjoying this book, I am still happy that I finished this series as a whole.
This is another one that I am happy I’ve read simply to say that I have at least read this classic once, even if I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. Despite not liking this one, I am still glad that I gave it a go and delved into a book that was out of comfort zone, if only to add it to the list of classics I have actually read.
This was probably one of my most anticipated reads of last year for a number of different reasons, one of those being that it was by Stephanie Perkins. And so whilst I didn’t enjoy this book, I am happy I read it because it showed me how much my reading tastes had changed over the years and how I had simply grown out of Stephanie Perkin’s writing style and books.