As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.
Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Feel Differently About (Now)*
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
I remember reading this book for the first time when i was about 18 and i really loved it. Then with time when i started reading other YA novels, the hype i felt about the book weakened and i sort of felt ashamed of liking it so much at the time. Then again, now that i’m more of a reader (as i always say i was a heavy Harry Potter reader for all my teenage years – i read pretty much only Harry Potter in loops from the age of 12 to 18) i read many other and great books, but my fondness for this series came back, mostly because these are such an easy read, like, if i get in a slump, i can always read them.. So yeah, now i understand that being ashamed of liking these books was mostly a waste of time, if i enjoy them, it’s just fine, it doesn’t matter what others may say about it.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
When i first read the book all i could think was about how weird it was and how much i wasn’t enjoying reading it. But, a while after finishing it, when looking back and thinking about the whole plot and the characters i started to see how amazing the book really was. Like, honestly sometimes i just start thinking about it randomly and i cannot believe i thought about dropping it. There’s something incredibly magical and amazing in Neil Gaiman’s books and actually in everything he writes. If you haven’t read any of his books yet, i highly recommend it to you.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling.
For ages, this was my favorite Harry Potter book, like i could read it in loops or at least once a month (and it went on and on for years) i was obsessed. Now, when looking back i cannot believe my once favorite Harry Potter book was the one in which Harry fights a huge snake, like… i’m so freaking scared of snakes, how could i even read and imagine that fight? I know my reasons for this are quite.. unusual, but seriously, i cannot think about that fight without shaking these days. I still like it, it’s Harry Potter after all, but it is no longer my favorite book.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
The first time i read City of Bones and City of Ashes i wasn’t sure i even wanted to keep on reading the (first) trilogy. The second time i tried (mostly because of the hype on booktube) i really enjoyed it and started to obsess over the books, reading them a million times and like, not being able to think about anything else. No, after two years without reading this series i try to remember why i liked it so much, and though i really enjoy the characters (even if some are a little marys and garys) i think if i started reading them now for the first time i wouldn’t be able to actually finish the complete six books. I don’t know, i’m not even sure anymore.
Half Bad by Sally Green.
If you told me when i was only 100 pages into this book that this trilogy would become my favorite trilogy of all time i would’ve laughed. At first, i really wasn’t enjoying much this book, i don’t know i felt something was off or something, but with time i learned to love it, to totally fall in love with it… Sure, now that i know i enjoyed reading it the begining doesn’t seem some scary or weird as it was at first, now i know whenever i read these books i’ll love them, because even if at first it didn’t seem like it, they actually changed something within me and i absolutely love them.
Do you change your opinion on books much or are you more of a “first impression” kind of person? want to share your top here? please leave a link to your post in the comments’ section!
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‘Til Next Time 😉