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05 September 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #98

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is top Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving.

I'm a mood reader, so more often than not it's because of the mood I'm in that I struggle with a book. These are the books I struggled with at first but enjoyed by the end.

  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
    It was the writing style I wasn't such a fan of, but by the end the lovely story and the headstrong Dimple overcame it.
  • Internet Famous by Danika Stone
    What was I expecting? I'm not sure to be honest, but my expectations were definitely exceeded and this tickled my love of fandoms.
  • Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
    I have to admit, I was skeptical. But I loved this series and have now listened to it twice. I just hope there will be more!
  • Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
    Everyone has so many good things to say about this author but they're just not my cup of tea. While I didn't love this book by the end, I enjoyed it a lot more than her other books.
  • Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
    It took me a while to settle in to this fantasy world, but I was quickly enraptured by it and I grew to adore the main character.
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
    It took me a while to get in to the writing style, this author is certainly unique! But by the end I was in love.
  • Glitter by Aprilynne Pike
    I didn't like the main character, but I loved the story and it's stayed in my head since I read it.
  • The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
    Sometimes I just need a Gossip Girl style fix, and this was much better than I expected.
  • With Malice by Eileen Cook
    The unreliable narrator (or IS SHE??) completely won me over in this summer tale of deception, jealously and WHAT??
  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord 
    I was looking for light and fluffy to pass the time, but this blew my expectations out of the water and I ended up loving it.
What books did you struggle with at first?


  1. Yes, same about Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I don't know what it is, I just couldn't get into it. I haven't read Girl Online yet, I'm a bit skeptical of it as well... Glad that it's good though, I should probably get around to reading it :)
    Here's my TTT if you're interested:

    1. I was honestly so surprised at how much I enjoyed Girl Online. The second I finished the first I downloaded the second and third to continue listening.

  2. I struggled with Daughter of Smoke & Bone too! It's a book I need to read when I don't have anything else on my TBR pile, especially if it's from the library.

    Steph <3

    1. Such beautiful writing, but so difficult to get in to!

  3. I haven't read When Dimple Met Rishi yet, but I've heard a couple other people say similar things about the writing style. It's nice that there are so many different writing styles out there to suit everyone. :)

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  4. When Dimple Met Rishi is one that I'm hoping to read this month! I've heard so many great things about it so I'm hoping the hype doesn't ruin it for me. lol! I hate going in with really high expectations and then being disappointed. Great list!

  5. I must admit that I disliked Girl Online-it's a bit too dull for me-but I liked the layout for this post :D

  6. Wow, most of the books on your list are new to me! When Dimple Met Rishi is on my reading wishlist.

    Here's a link to my TTT post this week:

  7. I had the opposite problem with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I loved it initially but all the stuff with Karou and Akiva in the second two parts kind of put me off it a bit.
    My TTT:


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