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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is all about books I feel differently about now time has passed. Check out my top ten here!Top Ten Tuesday is a super fun weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I love doing this every week and it’s so much fun to think about the different bookish (or non-bookish) topics! This week’s topic is books I feel differently about. At first, that seemed pretty much impossible, but I was wrong! There are so many books I feel different about now time has passed! 

Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

1. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith

When I was 14/15 years old, I loved these books! I didn’t realise it was actually part of a bigger series than just four / two books (I’m so confused, I have two books, but it’s four stories?) Anyway, I kept reading the series because I love them. I was so, so, so sad to find out Destiny Rising wasn’t available in the edition I needed, but I decided to wait. Today, I still don’t own it. I started reading it as an eBook last year and stopped not even halfway through, I couldn’t stand it! I don’t know why exactly, but I’ve lost my love for these books. It was the only book I ever DNF’ed.

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I loved this trilogy for a long time, but I don’t anymore. Let’s just say that if I didn’t read these books already, I might not have picked them up. There’s so many other dystopias out there and this one really isn’t that special to me.

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

This is pretty much the same story as The Hunger Games, although I have to say I always loved Divergent more than The Hunger Games. I tried rereading Allegiant last year and stopped after reading about 20%. I still absolutely love the movies, but I doubt I’ll be reading the books again.

4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

This was my favourite book for a long time. I’m currently reading it for the fifth or sixth time (which is so crazy!) But I’m super conflicted. Part of me wants to keep reading, the other wants to put it down. I love the story, but I feel like it’s putting me in a reading slump. Basically, there are lots of conflicted feelings about this one.

5. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Ugh. How did I ever like this?! I stopped reading after part four because of the Dutch edition change and I have no interest in getting the ones after book four at all, not even in English. I’ve just lost interest in them.

6. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad

Once upon a time I actually wanted to read the series/trilogy(?) after this book, but I never did and never will. It’s probably too real for my taste, hehe. I’m a sucker for fantasy and anything other than that bores me for some reason. I got it on sale one time and I kind of enjoyed it, but I don’t like it at all anymore.

7. The Selection by Kiera Cass

Finally, I have something positive to share! Over the years, I’ve grown to love this series! When I read them I liked them so much! Then The Heir came out and The Crowd and I decided to reread The Selection and now I’m like obsessed. This might actually be my favourite book series!

8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Did we all go through this stage in our lives in which we absolutely loved the Twilight Saga, or is that just me? Because even though it’s fantasy and it’s about vampires and werewolves, I don’t see why I liked it that much! The Dutch edition of Breaking Dawn is one of the most expensive books on my shelf, but I’m so confused as to how fifteen-year-old me got through such a massive book! (I think I was fifteen, I’m not sure, though, hehe..) I definitely won’t pick this up again, not even in English. Or maybe when I’m old and feel like being sentimental, hahah!

9. House Of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast

A few years ago (don’t ask me when – I don’t remember at all!) I read like half this series as eBooks on my old iPod Touch during a holiday in Germany. The thing is, I got them all illegally. Today I’m actually super extremely embarrassed by this, but you can’t change the past so I’m not gonna worry about it. Anyway, I deleted them all. It was all before I joined Goodreads, so I didn’t keep track of which books I read and which I didn’t. The amount of books in the series intimidates me very much and I kind of lost interest in the series, even though I liked it very much. I just won’t be rereading/continuing them for a while at least. Maybe it’s just that I read about vampires too much.

10. Wither by Lauren Destefano

This book seriously makes me cringe. It’s a super disturbing dystopian and the fact that I read in Dutch doesn’t help much either. (I actually wrote something about why I don’t read Dutch anymore!) But over the last few months, I’ve been debating whether or not to reread it in English. Some of my favourite reviewers on Goodreads have praised the book and I feel like I need to give it another chance. Maybe I was just too young when I read it for the first time. I finished it, but it was way too disturbing at the time. Long story short: conflicted feelings all over the place! I might pick this up again in the future.

What books do you feel differently about? Let’s discuss them in the comments!



  • Signourney

    I didn’t love Twilight but initially it was an amusing read, yeah. 🙂 I get how you feel about The Hunger Games and Divergent now. I’ve only read those in the last two years, but maybe if I had read them when I was a bit younger I would have liked them initially more. But by the time I read them I already had read so many other things that it didn’t impress.

    • Ayla

      The Hunger Games and Divergent were two of the first YA dystopias that I read, so back then it was all new for me and so interesting! Then I started reading others and I was like “THG and Divergent aren’t actually that good” haha! I guess it depends on when you’ve read them and what you read before/after. 😉

  • Nienke

    Thinking back about it, I was obsessed with Twilight. Like, my room was covered in posters and I had their faces everywhere. :’)
    I guess most us of did go through that stage, haha. I think differently about Twilight, it’s more rational now. :’)

    • Ayla

      Hahah, I really loved Twilight as well! I think I had some posters and I watched the movies so many times… I think I even remember trying to draw the cover of Eclipse.. Yikes, hehe!

      It was such a big thing when the movies came out, it’s kind of logical everyone went through a stage.

    • Ayla

      I thought I already replied to this but apparently I didn’t… Hehe!

      They say The Selection is like The Hunger Games, but I really don’t see it! I guess whether you like it or not depends on what you usually read. It’s definitely more “girlier” than any other book on my shelf. But I really do love it, haha! 😉

  • Hannah @ Broc's Bookcase

    Twilight is on so many lists this week, you are definitely not the only one who went through that phase! I still love The Hunger Games, and the ending to the Divergent series makes me a fan of it. I onlly got halfway through book 1 of the vampire diaries before getting bored. Got a bit further with the tv show but still only a couple of series before I quit.

    • Ayla

      The ending of Divergent was so good! Biggest plot twist ever! It’s honestly the only part about the trilogy that I like, hehe!

      The Vampire Diaries was pretty boring, I absolutely love the show (even though I like it a little bit less now than before). I really don’t get why I loved the books so much!

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