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Books I Thought I’d Hate| Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
This week’s topic is: Books You Thought You’d Hate But Ended Up Loving
I changed it a little, I don’t tend to pick up books I think I’m going to hate…


1) Throne of Glass Series

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I read ACOTAR first. Everyone said it was SJM’s best series out of the two, so I didn’t think I was going to like ToG all the that much. I ended up loving it, I think I actually prefer it over ACOTAR overall.

2) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater



I found this book super slow in the beginning, I was failing to see the hype. By the second half, I was totally into it and loving it. Upon rereading I love the whole book.


3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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I put off reading this for years, taking it on and off my GoodReads all the time. I wasn’t really gripped by the sci-fi retelling at first. But, I recently took the plunge, as the audiobook became available at my library and BOY am I glad. It’s now one of my favourite series of all time. It’s bloody brilliant.

4) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 


I had no idea what to expect going into this. It was being hyped up everywhere, but I’m not the biggest mystery/thriller/crime/whatever fan. Like at all. But it was available at my library and I didn’t have another audiobook at the time so I just went for it. I ended up loving it. It blew my mind. Definitely lives up to the hype!

5) Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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This was required reading for a module at uni. I’d previously read Tess of the D’Ubervilles, which I didn’t like at all. It was beyond boring. I expected to feel the same way about FFTMC but I ended up loving it?! Such a nice surprise!

Let’s Chat!

What book did you think you’d hate/dislike but ended up loving?


22 thoughts on “Books I Thought I’d Hate| Top 5 Wednesday

  1. Fantastic list! And I agree with TOG, even I read it after reading ACOTAR and ended up loving it more!!

    I didn’t do T5W today because I am traveling but I hope to get back with my posts from next week!!

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  2. I totally forgot when it came to my list, but I felt the same way about The Lunar Chronciles. I wasn’t into sci-fi at all, so I refused to read it for years. But people kept gushing about it, so I gave it a chance. Now it’s one of my favorite series.

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