Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is all about those characters that we liked, but were in books that we didn’t like so much…Some of these books were 3 stars for me, but they just aren’t favourite reads!
Jessica Stanley- Twilight– Stephenie Meyer– I really didn’t mind Jessica. I liked her gossipy nature and that she had a crush.
Alex- Those Girls- Lauren Saft- I wasn’t a fan of this book at all, but Alex was the most likeable character in it for me.
Heart- Ask Again Later- Liz Czukas- It wasn’t a book for me, but Heart was a sweet character.
Hannah- Paper Valentine- Brenna Yovanoff- I was intrigued by Hannah throughout this story. I felt like there was too much going on.
Anna- Girl Of Nightmares- Kendare Blake– I wasn’t the biggest fan of the sequel to Anna Dressed In Blood, but I was still intrigued by Anna’s character.
Willowdean- Dumplin’- Julie Murphy- I did really enjoy the character of Willowdean. She was so unapologetically herself.
Gwenni- The Earth Hums In B Flat- Mari Strachan- This book was a 3 star read for me, so it wasn’t a bad book, just not my favourite. Gwenni really did steal my heart though!
Lil- Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story- Carolyn Turgeon- I found Lil to be a fascinating character! The book just became a bit weird.
Ella- The Night We Said Yes- Lauren Gibaldi- I liked Ella and Matt despite them being flawed characters.
Monroe and Nathan- Boys Like You- Juliana Stone- Two very cute characters!
Have you liked any of these characters too? Feel free to leave a link to your post, so I can have a look at your list!
How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Luna’s Little Library
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…
I can totally see that this book would be a perfect, fun, light read for many readers. It’s definitely a piece of teenage fiction, so I appreciate that I’m not the target audience. Ask Again Later is a story that I could imagine translating to the TV/movie screen easily. It’s one of those books that I would probably lap up as a chick flick, but unfortunately I didn’t find a connection to any of the characters in Ask Again Later. The book was well written and easy enough to read (I read it fairly quickly on holiday) but it’s not a book that will stay with me for a long time.
Ask Again Later is about a girl named Heart, who plans to go to prom with her group of friends. Unexpectedly, two different boys ask her to go to the prom with them for different reasons. Heart flips a coin to try and decide what to do. She doesn’t expect the chance to live out both dates. This may be unrealistic, but it was cutesy and fun to read about. It’s always interesting to read these Sliding Doors-esque stories. Don’t we always wonder what might have happened if we had made a different decision?
The characters in this book are fun and the book does have some wonderful moments. The writing is easy to read and I think many readers will devour this story. I just didn’t connect with it as much as I wanted to!
Would I recommend it?:
It’s not for me!- 2.5 stars. For some reason I could not connect with this book. It’s a light, fun read though, so I’m sure this is just my personal taste. I believe that many readers would enjoy it!
Not a favourite of mine, but definitely a fun, light read for those looking for a quick read!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten books I plan to have in my beach bag this summer, or summery books. Now, this year I am actually having a proper summer holiday as a celebration of completing my postgraduate degree! I’ve decided (over much deliberation… I do so love my ‘real’ books) to catch up on some books on my Kindle. My kindle is lighter to take and I could do with some books being read on there! So not all of these books are particularly summery, but they’ll be what I read this summer!
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Ask Again Later– Liz Czukas- I have heard good things about this book! I don’t know much about it, but I’m looking forward to reading it!
We’ll Always Have Summer– Jenny Han- I am looking forward to finishing this trilogy, which has been much deeper than I expected!
Almost Emily- Michaela MacColl– I’m intrigued by this historical fiction about Charlotte and Emily Bronte.
16 Things I Thought Were True– Janet Gurtler– This book sounds like it’ll be an intereresting, possibly heart warming contemporary. A perfect beach read.
Boy In The Tower– Polly Ho-Yen– This book has been on my radar for a long time now, and I’m hoping this summer is the time that I’ll get around to reading it!
Being Jamie Baker– Kelly Oram– I haven’t read this author before, but my friend Luna recommended this book! So of course, I hope to give it a go!
The Break-Up Artist– Philip Siegel– I can’t believe that I haven’t got around to this book yet, so I’m hoping to change that ASAP!
Boy Meets Boy– David Levithan– I’m working my way slowly through David Levithan’s books and Boy Meets Boy is the next on my list!
Cruel Beauty– Rosamund Hodge– It’s about time that I got around to reading this book! Hopefully this summer!
Chasing Stars– Helen Douglas- I really enjoyed After Eden, and can’t believe I haven’t got around to reading the next book yet!
What will you be reading this summer? Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!