Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s topic is “Ten Books that Surprised Me in a Good or Bad Way.” Ooooh. This is a fun topic this week, isn’t it? I hope I can think of ten books. Here’s my list:

Surprising in a Bad Way

 

Surprising in a Good Way

 

What are some books that surprised you?

18 replies
  1. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    The Walking Dead is a show I watch but I’ve never been interested in the comics, for some reason. I think the art doesn’t appeal to me, for one. Furiously Happy looks like a good read!

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  2. Kay
    Kay says:

    So you didn’t like Little Women? Well, I’ve heard of others who weren’t pleased either. I read it at such a young age. I like Alcott’s Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom better actually. And you did like Still Alice? I loved that one. It’s sad, but pretty accurate in my experience.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      It’s not that I didn’t like Little Women. I just didn’t like that Jo and Laurie didn’t end up together. And, I loved Still Alice. I didn’t think I would, but it was such a great story, sad like you said, but great.

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  3. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    I’ve seen Furiously Happy around, and I’m going to be honest… the cover scared me a little. The fox-raccoon has crazy eyes! I guess it’s supposed to be furiously happy?? I’m glad it surprised you in a good way. I might have to try it!

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  4. lissa
    lissa says:

    I like the ‘narnia’ series so I don’t know get why other people don’t like it. what is the surprise the ruin it for you?

    ‘northanger abbey’ is my third favorite austen book though it just seems like most people have not read that one. what do you like about it? I think the movie is a great adaptation, you should watch it.

    have a lovely day.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I liked a lot of the Narnia books. There were a couple I did not like, though. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, however, surprised me in that its ending was so abrupt. I hated it. I loved everything else about the story, though.

      I don’t know why I liked Northanger Abbey so much. I just did. It’s my favorite of Austen’s books. I’ll definitely check out the adaptation. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I liked the first half of Little Women, the part that is actually called Little Women. I hated the part called Good Wives because Jo doesn’t end up with Laurie. It made me mad.

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