Books That Weren’t What I Expected – Top 5 Tuesday

These are mostly books that weren’t necessarily on my radar and I ended up loving – thank goodness because I own three copies of some of these. Haha. Or they were recommended reads from friends that I ended up really enjoying.

I think that I’m tackling this theme differently than some other people might, so be sure to let me know how you tackled this theme (I have a recommendation at the end of this post if you need ideas).

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Don’t forget to check out her upcoming topics if you’re interested in participating in future Top 5’s! Be sure to check out her topics here!

Books That Weren’t What I Expected:

Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury, #1)

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

I had zero expectations for this book and fell in love with the sisterhood and girl-power!

Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Who knew that this would be one of my favourite books of the year? Not me, but it was.

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

I’m not a Project Runway fan, so I wasn’t sure – but I really enjoyed this.

Strange Planet

Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle

This was cute and I even got Alex to read it (he loved it).

Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1)

Sarah’s Scribbles by Sarah Anderson

This was so funny and relatable, by far my favourite of the (many) similar graphic novels I’ve read.

What books subverted your expectations? You can also take the theme in a different direction than me and use books that surprised you with their plot… character development… etc. Let me know your list in the comments!






7 responses to “Books That Weren’t What I Expected – Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. The Stigmatic Mind Avatar

    Interesting. Would add these to the reading list this year. Thanks.


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  3. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm Avatar

    Sorcery of Thorns….. my thoughts exactly!!! I want to reread it so badly lol


  4. Nerd Narration Avatar

    Does Spin the Dawn feel like Project Runway? I keep seeing that comparison and it’s peaking my interest, but I don’t know much about the story!


  5. Beware Of The Reader Avatar
    Beware Of The Reader

    Same here! I had no idea that I would fall in love so bad with Sorcery of Thorns!


  6. *Flora* Avatar

    I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned, Kyera.
    My preferred reading genre is adult paranormal romance and although I try to choose wisely to reduce the disappointment, some books still slip through the net. 😦 I wanted to keep my T5T post upbeat, so focused on the books I’ve read so far this year that surprised me in a good way.
    I hope 2020 is a good one for both of us! x


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