Ten Books I Liked Less Than I Thought

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about books we loved or disliked more than we thought. Now, for most of these books I did like them, just not as much as I had first thought I would. You may enjoy them! Each to their own they say…

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More Of Me- Kathryn Evans

More of Me

I wasn’t that impressed with this book unfortunately. I wanted to love it because the synopsis sounded incredible, but for me, it didn’t work.

Another Day- David Levithan

Another Day (Every Day, #2)

I LOVED Every Day but I don’t think this book was necessary. I felt a little let down by it.

What We Left Behind- Robin Talley

What We Left Behind

I loved Robin’s debut, so I was sad to be disappointed by this.

After You- Jojo Moyes

After You (Me Before You, #2)

It was always a gamble to read a sequel to one of my favourite books. This book didn’t work for me, unfortunately.

Ballet Shoes- Noel Streatfeild

Ballet Shoes (Shoes, #1)

I wanted to love this book! 😦

The Fault In Our Stars- John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

I know, I know. Most people love it. I liked it but wasn’t blown away.

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown- Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

I thought I’d love this book, but it wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl- Jesse Andrews

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

This book was okay, but I thought it was going to be WOW!

Everything I Never Told You- Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

I feel like so many people would love this book but it didn’t quite work for me.

Those Girls- Lauren Saft

Those Girls

I thought this would be a fun book but sadly it wasn’t. It really irritated me at points.

I’m really intrigued to see what you’ve posted this week, so feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.

And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.

Thoughts:

I have had this book on my radar for a while now, so I was glad to finally pick it up! I was expecting this book to be really unique, which it was, but it fell a little short for me.

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl is a book about a serious issue, but it’s cleverly laced with some humour which lightens the mood of the book. It’s refreshing. So often books with characters suffering from cancer are understandably heart-breaking, yet this book takes the issue in a lighter manner, which some, I think will appreciate and others won’t!

I think the reason I felt a little let down by this book was that it didn’t really go anywhere. The characters didn’t really develop and the story doesn’t really progress. Yet, I think it’s still enjoyable enough to pick up. Just don’t pick it up expecting an overly emotional, character driven book. It’s not that. It’s not even that much about cancer. It’s about Greg, his self deprecating humour and his own issues.

Don’t get me wrong, this is a good read. It’s just not as plot driven as I had hoped!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Although I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted to, I think others will adore it! Worth trying!

Stacking The Shelves #78

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Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more! (Opens in same window)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

I’ve got a bigger haul than the past few weeks. Blame pay day and my lack of restraint!

Bought:

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Fixing DelilahSarah Ockler– I loved Twenty Boy Summer and I’m hoping to read #scandal very soon. I’ve enjoyed Sarah Ockler’s writing, so I decided to pick this book up. It sounds intriguing.

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlJesse Andrews– I’ve heard so much about this book. I can’t wait to get to it!

RumpLiesl Shurtliff– This is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, it sounds amazing!

The Secret Hum of A DaisyTracy Holczer– I think that this is going to be a powerful, emotional read about family.

The Snow QueenAlana Albertson– This is a dance based novella which I can’t wait to read.

On The Fence- Kasie WestI adore Kasie West’s writing and this book looks like a perfect summer read.

NetGalley:

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I’ve seen this book titled as Big Little Lies and Little Lies. Whatever it is, I’m looking forward to reading it after enjoying Liane Moriarty’s book The Husband’s Secret.

Received from author:

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Thank you so much to Becky for sending me a copy of this book!

Ninja Book Swap:

I received a lovely parcel from Jen at Dark Readers with this book inside, a journal and a beautiful bookmark.

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If you want to learn more about the Ninja Book Swap check out this blog HERE

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to leave a link to your hauls!