Top Ten Tuesday (#29): Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving

toptentuesday2Oh my goodness. It’s been so long since I’ve made one of these Top Ten Tuesday posts! They went on hiatus for a while, and when they came back, I was just too busy with other things. The themes also didn’t really inspire me. Usually when I would complete the Top Ten Tuesday posts, I would start making a list in my head the moment that I saw the prompt! This didn’t happen for me with the last few prompts, but kind of did for this one? So, I thought, why not get back into it now? I should be reading right now, but really want to be writing in stead, for some reason. Woops.

For those of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is all about, here is a quote from The Broke and the Bookish, the genuises behind this weekly meme!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post and, if you want to, add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s posts (typically put up midnight EST on Tuesday) so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

And now that all of the necessary stuff is out of the way….

– Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into
But Ended Up Loving –

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– ONE –

Ashley Poston’s Geekerella

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– TWO –

Lisa Maxwell’s The Last Magician

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– THREE –

Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch

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– FOUR –

Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars

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– FIVE –

Liz Reinhardt’s Rebels Like Us

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– SIX –

Lexa Hillyer’s Spindle Fire

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– SEVEN –

Emily R. King’s The Hundredth Queen

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– EIGHT –

Jen Sookfong Lee’s The Conjoined

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– NINE –

Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone

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– TEN –

Erin Bow’s The Scorpion Rules

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING! WHICH BOOKS DID YOU HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING INTO, BUT THEN ENDED UP LOVING? HAVE YOU READ SOME OF THESE? OR ARE YOU MEANING TO? NO? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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40 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (#29): Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving

  1. modernameliablog says:

    Honestly, I usually quit books when I’m not getting into them. Probably a bad habit 😂 but I remember not being totally into American Gods by Neil Gaiman at first, and now it’s hands down my favorite book of all time. So I should probably be more patient :’)

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    • Flavia says:

      I used to quit books a lot more often before I started blogging! But I always finish books that I’ve requested from publishers, which can be a good thing (such as all of the books on this list becoming some of my faves once I gave them the chance), and can be a bad thing when a book fails to grab my attention until the last page, or worse, bothers me until the last page.

      Your American Gods story just convinces me that it’s best to just keep reading though 😉

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  2. Christina says:

    I had a hard time with Geekerella too. I think it’s the Cinderella trope. I always kind of get bored with the evil step mother, and this one wasn’t an exception.

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    • Flavia says:

      I was fine with the Cinderella trope, since I knew that this would be a retelling, going in. But I do get very upset at the situation the Cinderella character finds herself in near the beginning of the book (aka. guardian/s die, and she is abused by other people blah blah blah). I did like how Poston used the stepmother and step sisters in this story though!

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  3. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads says:

    I can understand 100% why you have The Last Magician on this list. I was expecting it to take me awhile to get into, but I honestly was addicted right from the start. But it does take awhile for the action to really pick up, so I can still understand why that might not be the case for others. Regardless, I’m glad to see you ended up enjoying it 🙂

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