Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Can’t Believe I Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

This week’s theme is Books I Can’t Believe I Read. I know I’m not the only one with books in my read list that I look back at and just can’t imagine what I was thinking at the time. Lets take a look at some of mine.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – Did any of you for a second think that I would leave this book off of my list? This book was absolutely my biggest let down reading wise of 2017 and that is saying something because I read some real trash. I kept turning pages thinking, “This is bound to get better!” It didn’t. I still cannot believe that I pushed myself to finish this thing.

Kingdom Series Collection: Books 1-3 (Kingdom #1-3) by Marie Hall – Guys, this book was trash in a completely different way. There are three stories in this book and all three are just faerie tale tinged smut. If I never read about how the Mad Hatter is in the sack again it will be too soon. (FYI, the Hatter story is some good smut if you are into that kind of thing.)

SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1) by Lorraine M.L.M. – This was the very first book I got through the Netgalley system and let me tell you I regretted every moment of my life that went into reading this crap. I’ve vented about it before and I know I will again. It. Was. Terrible.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – This review was probably the snarkiest that I have ever written. I can’t believe that I forced myself to finish this book, it is awful! Okay, I can see why it could appeal to some people but heaven help me I wasn’t one of them.

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack – Wait a minute here, let me throw a quick comment…I LOVED THIS BOOK. Adored. Worshiped. So why is it on this list? But I expected to hate it. I never even really planned to read the book but I was in a severe reading slump and reading something outside of my norm usually helps with that. I can’t believe that I read and LOVED this book. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – This is another book that I am completely surprised that I picked up. I’m not into faeries or books that have intense romantic undertones, they just aren’t my typical thing. So, when I grabbed this one on a whim and ended up loving it I was completely shocked. I love pleasant surprises.


This week I am going with a top six Tuesday because it just works for me. Have you read any of these book, share the same feelings? Let me know! And of course feel free to leave you TTT link in the comments.


7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Can’t Believe I Read

  1. Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of them, yet… most of them are on my TBR and I have Clockwork Angel, so I’m definitely reading that one soon ♥

    I just found your blog through TTT and loved it! Following right away 😉

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  2. I haven’t read any of the books you listed, but considered ‘A Court of Thorn and Roses’. My grandkids want me to read ‘Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ — they said it was very different. Hmmm.

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  3. I like how you divided this between “can’t believe I read this crap” and “can’t believe I almost didn’t read this gem.” I wasn’t a fan of the Peculiar Children book either, but I’ve also never been able to get into Maas. I guess I assume the quality will be about like Clare’s writing? I actually liked Clockwork Prince, but didn’t ever feel compelled to pick up any of her other series.

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    1. Clockwork was 90% dialogue with whiny, simpering characters that didn’t have a brain cell to share among them in my opinion. If I had to read about that silly girl being a selfish imbecile for one more page I would have screamed. But, that works for some people, just not for me.


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