Top Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed
1. Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway
- So when I read this book, I did like it, but I didn't think that much of it. Now that I've read a lot more YA, I realize that fun books like this are SO needed to break up all the deep, dark books. I definitely underrated this awesome book!
2. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
- When I first finished this book, I thought yeah I liked it, but I definitely liked Anna better. Now that I've read all 3 books and have had time to reflect, I now want to change to a Lola girl. Which is mostly because of Cricket.
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Cbosky
- I have to admit-- when I read this book I just didn't "get it". The more time that passes, the more I've realized what an important book it really is. Plus there's Patrick AND Pittsburgh, so how can I hate on this book?
4. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
- I went through a Jodi Picoult phase for a while because I really really like her story telling. BUT I think while reading them, I was thinking the whole time yeah these are good, but they're Adult Books. I think I was being kind of a YA snob about it. Now I know that The Pact is one of my all-time fave books.
5. The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard
- The farther I get away from this book, the more I think about it. I liked it when I read it, but only gave it 4 stars... but when I think about how it gave me the feel of a modern day Outsiders, I think that I should have rated it higher.
6. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
- This was the first Sarah Ockler book I ever read... little did I know I was going to absolutely LOVE everything this woman writes and she would become one of my auto-buy authors. I liked this book when I read it, but the more Ockler I read, the more I come back to how much I loved this first book.
7. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
- This should probably go into a "it's complicated" category. I didn't love this book when I first read it. It's about a teenage pregnancy, which is kind of one of my stay away from topics. Also the way it was handled in the book was supremely frustrating. I think because of that though it's never really left my mind. I often find myself thinking about one of the characters in the book and thinking why were you so dumb?? It's weird, but because I think of it so much, I've gone on to read a lot by this author... and actually found a book of hers that I really really loved (Read Between the Lines)
8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
- I thought I liked this book a lot when I read it. I definitely felt like it was missing something, but I still thought I liked it. BUT NOW??? Well, I've read other John Green books (*tear*) and other David Levithan books.... and I have to say Will Grayson, Will Grayson was the weakest of anything I've read.
9. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (#1) by Ransom Riggs
- I thought the pictures were really cool and I thought that was enough to save the book for me. As time passes I've realized that NO, I really don't like this book. I know a lot of people do, and I want to be one of them... but I'm not :(
10. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
- I LOVE A.S. King. LOVE. So when I read this book, I knew I would love it. And I did love PARTS of it (mostly the Passengers' parts). Now when I think back on it, I think about all the characters that I hated in the book, and the way the town was SO dramatic and overly hateful... and I just don't think it was Ms. King's strongest book.
Which books have you changed your mind about over time??