Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Top Ten Books That Surprised Me

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time!

If you’re unaware, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish, and it’s now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there’s a new Top Ten theme that the blogger responds to with their own list of answers.

This week’s theme is… *drumroll please*…

Books That Surprised Me

Since I can easily be pretty negative about books when it comes to nitpicking them, I thought it’d be a good idea to go the positive route. So I decided to talk about books that surprised me in a good way.

Please note, these are not in order of who much I liked the book; they’re in order of how surprised I was that I liked the book.

The Iron King

Fae stories aren’t that interesting to me, but I picked this one up in high school and I very quickly flew through the original trilogy.
The Dark World

I did NOT like Cara Lynn Shultz’s first book, so I’m not sure why I picked up this one. I loved it, though. I wish a sequel would happen.😭

A self-published YA about bird people? Huh. It was good, though.

Read a bad review of this one, so I wasn’t expecting to like it. I should’ve picked it up sooner than I did.

My life in book form!
White Cat

Holly Black redeemed herself after the awfulness that was Valiant.
Devils and Thieves

This is a more recent read. Motorcycles + magic. Who knew?

I read this standalone witch novel after Meg’s Mediator series, and this one was a random birthday gift from my sister. I just wasn’t expecting to love it so much.

The Hunger Games

I was into paranormal reads, post Twilight days whenever I first picked up The Hunger Games for book club. I didn’t think I’d like it. Ha ha.


This is the second book in a werewolf paranormal trilogy. The first book was just good, but this second book… Wow. It blew my mind.


Alright, there you have it. My list of books that surprised me in a good way. What did you put on your list? Let me know in the comments section.


  1. I loved the black cat trilogy. I think it’s called the curse workers. Can’t remeber. Great list

    1. Yep. It's the Curse Workers series. Although, I don't know if it's one word or two... :)

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    1. GASP! I haven't heard someone say that in so long! I'm very confused right now. lol

  3. OOh nice!! I read the first four picks and loved them too! Iron King was even on my list!

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  4. Firelight! I really loved that book! I didn't even think to put White Cat on my list. That book really surprised me in a good way. I went into reading it fully expecting not to enjoy it and was really surprised I did. Great list!

    My TTT

    1. I don't even know why I picked WC up. I think it was a bargain book, but I'm surprised it didn't just sit on my TBR for years.

  5. I will be adding some of the books you've listed to my ever growing reading wishlist!!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2018/03/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-surprised-me.html

  6. Glad The Hunger Games was a good surprise for you!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/top-ten-tuesday-150/


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