Top Ten Tuesday is a super fun weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I love doing this every week and it’s so much fun to think about the different bookish (or non-bookish) topics! This week’s topic is books I feel differently about. At first, that seemed pretty much impossible, but I was wrong! There are so many books I feel different about now time has passed!
Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)
1. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
When I was 14/15 years old, I loved these books! I didn’t realise it was actually part of a bigger series than just four / two books (I’m so confused, I have two books, but it’s four stories?) Anyway, I kept reading the series because I love them. I was so, so, so sad to find out Destiny Rising wasn’t available in the edition I needed, but I decided to wait. Today, I still don’t own it. I started reading it as an eBook last year and stopped not even halfway through, I couldn’t stand it! I don’t know why exactly, but I’ve lost my love for these books. It was the only book I ever DNF’ed.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I loved this trilogy for a long time, but I don’t anymore. Let’s just say that if I didn’t read these books already, I might not have picked them up. There’s so many other dystopias out there and this one really isn’t that special to me.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
This is pretty much the same story as The Hunger Games, although I have to say I always loved Divergent more than The Hunger Games. I tried rereading Allegiant last year and stopped after reading about 20%. I still absolutely love the movies, but I doubt I’ll be reading the books again.
4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
This was my favourite book for a long time. I’m currently reading it for the fifth or sixth time (which is so crazy!) But I’m super conflicted. Part of me wants to keep reading, the other wants to put it down. I love the story, but I feel like it’s putting me in a reading slump. Basically, there are lots of conflicted feelings about this one.
5. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
Ugh. How did I ever like this?! I stopped reading after part four because of the Dutch edition change and I have no interest in getting the ones after book four at all, not even in English. I’ve just lost interest in them.
6. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
Once upon a time I actually wanted to read the series/trilogy(?) after this book, but I never did and never will. It’s probably too real for my taste, hehe. I’m a sucker for fantasy and anything other than that bores me for some reason. I got it on sale one time and I kind of enjoyed it, but I don’t like it at all anymore.
7. The Selection by Kiera Cass
Finally, I have something positive to share! Over the years, I’ve grown to love this series! When I read them I liked them so much! Then The Heir came out and The Crowd and I decided to reread The Selection and now I’m like obsessed. This might actually be my favourite book series!
8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Did we all go through this stage in our lives in which we absolutely loved the Twilight Saga, or is that just me? Because even though it’s fantasy and it’s about vampires and werewolves, I don’t see why I liked it that much! The Dutch edition of Breaking Dawn is one of the most expensive books on my shelf, but I’m so confused as to how fifteen-year-old me got through such a massive book! (I think I was fifteen, I’m not sure, though, hehe..) I definitely won’t pick this up again, not even in English. Or maybe when I’m old and feel like being sentimental, hahah!
9. House Of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast
A few years ago (don’t ask me when – I don’t remember at all!) I read like half this series as eBooks on my old iPod Touch during a holiday in Germany. The thing is, I got them all illegally. Today I’m actually super extremely embarrassed by this, but you can’t change the past so I’m not gonna worry about it. Anyway, I deleted them all. It was all before I joined Goodreads, so I didn’t keep track of which books I read and which I didn’t. The amount of books in the series intimidates me very much and I kind of lost interest in the series, even though I liked it very much. I just won’t be rereading/continuing them for a while at least. Maybe it’s just that I read about vampires too much.
10. Wither by Lauren Destefano
This book seriously makes me cringe. It’s a super disturbing dystopian and the fact that I read in Dutch doesn’t help much either. (I actually wrote something about why I don’t read Dutch anymore!) But over the last few months, I’ve been debating whether or not to reread it in English. Some of my favourite reviewers on Goodreads have praised the book and I feel like I need to give it another chance. Maybe I was just too young when I read it for the first time. I finished it, but it was way too disturbing at the time. Long story short: conflicted feelings all over the place! I might pick this up again in the future.
What books do you feel differently about? Let’s discuss them in the comments!