Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way). It was a little hard come up with books for this list, so I had to browse my Goodreads shelf for ideas. I hope you enjoy my list!

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo // This book really surprised me in a good way. I still remember being hesitant to pick this up. I was at the bookstore with my best friend and had a discussion about buying Six of Crows. She doesn’t read fantasy, but it was helpful for me to talk to her about it. I ended up buying it and falling in love.

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah // This is another book that I was reluctant to read, but happy that I gave it chance. I was blown away by the storytelling and how much I could relate to some of Trevor Noah’s experience. This book is funny, personal, and addresses serious topics in an unexpected way.

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Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples //  I think I read a sample of this in 2016. I fell in love and went back to the comic shop for the full volume as soon as I finished the sample. It was different from anything I had read that year and I loved every moment of it.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer // I picked up Cinder because I was bored last summer. I saw a few people mention The Lunar Chronicles on Instagram and IRL, but it didn’t sound interesting to me. I was wrong. The Lunar Chronicles is in my top 10 favorite series.

Have you read any of these books? What are books surprised you in a good or bad way? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading

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18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

  1. *dreamy sigh* lunar chronicles is forever one fo my favorites, I want to reread Cress so much?????? I think if I were a book character I would transform into her. minus the incredible computer talents xD

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  2. Six Of Crows actually surprised me! I wasn’t a big fan of The Grisha Trilogy and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever read anything by Bardugo but six Of Crows blew my mind.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love love love the Lunar Chronicles. Between the skillfully inserted fairytale references and the amazing characters, I could honestly reread them like 1000 times without ever getting bored! I almost wish the series had been longer, just because I love the world Marissa Meyer created. I never wanted to leave it!

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    1. I would love for her to continue the series. I went through a book hangover after I finished TLC and looked for additional published material. I loved the characters and storytelling!

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      1. Same here! Did you know she’s published a graphic novel spin-off
        adventure called Wire and Nerve starring Iko. I only found it about a month ago and nearly did a happy dance when I did. Hopefully she keeps publishing spin-off stuff because I’ll definitely read it all!

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      2. Yesss. I started out thinking I was going to hate Thorne but god was I wrong. By the end of Cress he was easily one of my favorite characters.


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