“Talk about the books that you feel differently about after you’ve had time to think about them or re-read them. These are books that you gave a low rating, and then thought about it or re-read it and ended up loving. Or a book that you loved when you first read it, but after you’ve thought about it or you’ve gotten older, you see how many problems it had.“
- All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
I read this book when it first came out right at the beginning of the year and I LOVED it. I gave it five stars and I was sure that it was going to be one of my favorite book of the year. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it wasn’t that excellent. It is a very good book, I liked a lot it but, after reading some really awesome books this year, I don’t consider it to be one of my favorite reads of the year.
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
I first read this book back in 2014 and I adored it, I re-read it in 2015 and I had troubles finishing it. I had a ton of issues with the characters who were constantely making dumb decisions, I found the whole plot super cheesy and the writing pretty bad. I think that it’s because, when I first read it, I hadn’t read that much books written in English before and that I couldn’t see when a book was well-written or not. I am pretty sure that if I had to read it again, I would give it one star.
- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
The Throne of Glass is one of my guilty pleasure series. It’s not that great but I love it. However, even if I loved QoS while reading it, I have to admit that when I thought a little more about it, this book isn’t great. The characters are incredibly inconsistent and Celeana/Aelin completely changed for no reason except that she changed her name. I will read the next book to see if it is getting worse or not but I am a bit scared…
- The Original Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
I read the original trilogy (The Final Empire, The Wel of Ascension and The Hero of Ages) back in 2014, I liked the first and third book quite a bit, however, the more I hear people prasing this series the less I like it. It’s a good trilogy, the ending is amazing but I don’t think that it is the best adult fantasy out there and I think that it is really overhyped.
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
So far I only mentionned books that I liked a lot initially, well, it’s not the case of The Catcher in the Rye at all. I read it for an English class in highschool and, oh my, I despised it. It was almost painfull to read actually. It took me like three months to finish and it’s not even 300 pages long. I couldn’t relate to the main character at all. What changed? Well I realized that I actually shared some character traits with Holden Caulfield and that’s probably why I hated the book so much. It’s hard to read a bok where you recognize some your worst flaws and enjoy it you know?
What about you? 🙂