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…