Top Ten Tuesday: 7/10/12 - Top Ten Books That I Surprisingly Loved

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Top Ten Books That I Read That Surprised Me How Much I Loved It.

  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma - A book with such a big taboo was not one I expected to impact me so hard. This is the book that stays with you for a long time. Amazing.
  • Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala - Such a strong voice in this book, it leaves you speechless.
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer - I didn't think I would love this book knowing my favorites vampires and wolves would not be present, but its it own entity and a great one at that.
  • The Twilight Saga  by Stephenie Meyer - I picked this one up a back in 2008 just because the cover caught my attention, I didn't even know what YA was back them. You know how the rest of the story ends.
  • Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren - Totally caught off guard by this book, I never thought I would love so much a historical as much as I do this whole series.
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - when you think fey, I picture Tinkerbell. So when I read this book and saw that fey can be dark, I was sold!
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - I still to this date, don't know what it is about that book but something about it makes you fall hard for it.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers - Another first in a new genre I had not died out, High fantasy mixed with Historical. I couldn't stop think of how great this book was.
  • On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves - Just finished this one recently and all I can say is WOW, its survival at its finest. Blue Lagoon has nothing on On the Island.
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - I almost passed on this book. I began reading it and just couldn't get passed the scratch out lines but then listen to it on audio and its grip me so hard i couldn't not stop. Its just extraordinary!!!

What's Book Surprised You?


  1. The Host surprised me by how much I liked it too. I wasn't a big Twilight fan. To be honest I couldn't work out why people considered it to be such a big deal. Still can't.

    But the Host was brilliant. I adored the characters and the setting. :)

    - Kate

  2. I still haven't read Mara Dyer...I don't know why I keep hesitating. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised too.

    Nice lists ladies!

    1. ha! get to it soon, the sequel comes out later this year.

  3. Shatter Me looks amazing, I want to read it so bad! Same with Mara Dyer...I need to get round to reading The Host.

    Great picks!

  4. I have a copy of Pretty Crooked, but I was scared to read it because of the poor reviews -- I'm happy to see someone loved it! Now I look forward to cracking it open. :)

  5. It will be exciting to see if Garvis-Graves' 2nd novel, Covet (due out Dec 2013) will be as successful and brilliant as On the Island.

  6. Yikes! I haven't read any of these. I've been wanting to read all of these too.

    Thanks for the reminder!

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page
    P.S. If you stop by be sure to check out my giveaway for any book under $15.


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