Hello fellow readers and happy T5W! I look forward to these each week and I love seeing your lists. Today’s discussion is all about books that we feel differently about now that we have read in the past.
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1. Twilight: Stepenie Meyer
I know that this book will be on a good amount of people’s lists. Twilight, when I first read it, held my heart and soul. I loved it so so so much. As I grew up and started to think back to what I had read I realized that it wasn’t such a great book. Edward was manipulative and Bella wasn’t the character in my eyes that she had once been.
2. The Bone Season: Samantha Shannon
I had started this book on a whim while I was in a reading slump and could not make it past page 50. I picked it up a few months later and devoured it! I ended up really falling for the characters and hoping the best for them.
3. Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck
When I had first read this book it was back as a freshman in high school. I didn’t really understand its meaning or depth and wrote it off and me just not liking it. When I picked it back up my junior year, and then again in my senior year of school I found that my heart was ready to take in this book. I understood the characters and their actions so much more clearly.
4. Tyrant: T.M. Frazier
This was a book that I read when I was in the mood for steamy romance. It scratched the itch it needed to when I needed it. Reflecting back on this book I don’t really know what I was thinking. It isn’t my cup of tea anymore.
5. City of Heavenly Fire: Cassandra Clare
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Mortal Instruments series but this book has made my mind go flip flopping all over the place. This is yet another case of me loving a book when I’m reading it and then analyzing my thoughts afterwards. This ending could have been so much better and I really wished it had been.