Morning Mortals! How is it Tuesday again already? This year is simultaneously flying by and dragging its heels and I don’t even know how that’s possible. I think this week’s theme is excellent, though it’s not always easy to choose 10 books that surprised you, I’ve managed to find these ones.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is an awesome way to discover new bloggers who like the same kind of books as you do!
The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton
This book surprised me as I normally wouldn’t love a book with this kind of cover, it’s a little pink for my tastes. But this book is beyond amazing and if you haven’t read it yet you should!
The Starlight Barking, Dodie Smith
Still the most unbelievable sequel there is, definitely surprising.
Spindle Fire, Lexa Hillyer
Review to Come | Goodreads
I was surprised at how much I didn’t love this – not that it isn’t good but I wanted to be utterly obsessed with it, I just love the cover, but it didn’t live up to my expectations!
Tarnished City, Vic James
Read this just before I started book blogging and I had absolutely no idea I was getting myself in for such an amazing book! I also loved the sequel and I’m dying for the next one!
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
Surprised that I enjoyed this despite how blooming long it is! I also liked the sequel (though it has it’s flaws).
The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
This ending surprised me because it is so utterly disappointing. My hopes and dreams for these characters were dashed on the concrete and I may never be ok about it.
Even the Darkest Stars, Heather Fawcett
I was surprised when this showed up in a Fairyloot – a book that I had somehow never heard of or come across – unusual for me!
The Queen’s Poisoner, Jeff Wheeler
I thought I would find these books unbearably twee but I actually enjoyed reading them a huge amount (read all six on honeymoon…).
Paris Adrift, E. J. Swift
I started this book thinking it would be a hot mess, and it is a little confusing but it’s actually a wonderful read once you get your teeth into it!
The Extinction Trials, S. M. Wilson
I genuinely wasn’t expecting this book to be as gripping as it is, I genuinely couldn’t put it down!
So there are my 10 surprising books! What’s on your list? Link me in the comments below!