Top 10 Tuesday | Time Changes Everything…

Hello, hello, my lovelies! How are you all today? I’m in a great mood because it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is “books I feel differently about after time has passed.” I actually wrote a post about this and changing ratings a while back. There aren’t many books that I’ve actually changed my opinions about, I’m usually of a pretty strong opinion (read: I’M STUBBORN–my mom especially loves this quality of mine). But, nevertheless, there are a few books/series for which my opinion has changed over time. So without further ado, I give you the top FIVE books I’ve changed my mind about over the course of time. Yes, I know, I’m doing another top 5 on a top 10 Tuesday, but I could only think of 5, so…

1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I didn’t hate this one when I read it, I just thought it wasn’t as big a deal as everyone made it. I just didn’t get the hype. At the time, though, I hadn’t read much contemporary and didn’t have a solid point of comparison. As time passed and I read more contemporary, I realized just how good Fangirl is.

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I totally got lost in the hype with this one. I loved it when I first read it. But about 6 months later, after the hype and my own personal hype had dulled, I watched a review of the book on My Name Is Marines. Marines hated ACOTAR. But she also made some really valid criticisms . She didn’t convert me to hating the book too, but she definitely made me think it wasn’t so great.

3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Another book I got lost in the hype with. Now, when I look back on the book, it doesn’t seem as great as I thought it was. Especially after reading the second book, I grew to really dislike the characters.

4. The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

I loved this series as a teen. I recently read the newest installment, The Dark Artifices: Lady Midnight, and realized that now most of my love for the series comes from nostalgia, rather than from from believing Clare is a great writer. Looking back, Clare’s writing seems a little juvenile and her use of tropes a little heavy handed. Don’t get me wrong–I still love the series, just not for the same reasons.

5. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

Yes. I was a Twihard. Embarassing, I know. But don’t be too critical–it was my first ever YA novel. And I thought it was da bomb dot com at the time. Looking back, after experiencing the depth and beauty that YA lit has to offer, Meyer’s writing doesn’t seem as great as it did when I was 13…

What Books Have You Changed Your Mind About Over Time? Do You Change Your Mind About Books A Lot? Or Is It A Rare Occurrence?

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | Time Changes Everything…

  1. I felt the same about Red Queen after reading Glass Sword. When I first finished with it, I thought it was a pretty good book and so moved straight onto Glass Sword and whilst reading really came to dislike the main character (oh god I’ve forgotten her name). Once I read a few more reviews to see whether other people felt the same way, I recognised some flaws that just chipped away at my already diminishing reaction to it.

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  2. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Red Queen. I mean, I thought it was good and entertaining at times, but it didn’t blow me away nor did it make it onto my list of all-time favorite books.

    I was also a Twihard, and I chock up my love for it to the fact that I was 14 when I started reading the books. Now I have no problem admitting that maybe there are better written books out there, haha.

    As for ACOTAR, I was obsessed with it, and now I’m wondering if I reread it a year later, whether or not I would like it as much.

    I skipped this topic this week, but here’s my TTT if you’re interested. 🙂

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  3. I bought The Red Queen months ago but I still haven’t picked it up. I see too many comparisons to other books that I feel like Aveyard just took ideas from other authors and tried to write a hit from their mashup. I’ll read it eventually but I think I’ll just be rolling my eyes at it the entire time.

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  4. Although I never was really obsessed with Twilight, I remember really enjoying the first one. Now I really dislike it, especially the writing, I think it’s so bad compared to others I’ve read now. I forgot to include it in my post though, oops!

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  5. I know a lot of people won’t agree with me on this one, but I’m going with the Divergent series. I remember really really enjoying that series but now that I look back onto it? Yeah, not so much. I don’t really think I would like the characters and their relationships all to much anymore. Aha, loved seeing your answers!

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