Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesdays (TTT) is a weekly event now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT is: Books That Surprised Me.
It doesn't seem too often that a book surprises me. But I love it when they do! I love finding a new favorite in a book that I didn't think I would like THIS much. Or a new genre that I didn't think I would enjoy, yet surprised me with how much I can't stop reading books from that genre. Let's talk about some books that have surprised me.. 


The books that I knew I would like, but didn't realize how much I would like them. They ended up becoming a part of my all time favorites list. 

Stay with Me  Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)  Empress of the Seven Hills (The Empress of Rome, #3)
(Empress of the Seven Hills is representing the whole series. As is Daughter of the Forest.)

Books in which I was surprised to find a romance to root for.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)  Fragments of the Lost  When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3)
(The historical fiction stands in for all historical fiction I've read. I love this genre much more that I thought I would)

Contemporaries that surprised me with how much I loved them and they become some of my favorites. And ones that I recommend most often. 

The Hating Game  P.S. I Like You  Swear on This Life  Maybe in Another Life
(Maybe in Another Life is standing in for all the Taylor Jenkins Reid books that I've read)


  1. I haven't read any of these books but love to pleasantly surprised by books. My TTT

  2. I love Kasie West's writing. It's just so easy to read. :-)

  3. I liked Maybe in Another Life a lot. And I still need to read Fragments of the Lost, so thanks for reminding me of that one. :)

  4. Ooh nice use of topic!! Yeah the romance to root for in ACOMAF surprised me too! Loved it though!

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  5. Contemporaries (and women's lit) are two genres that surprised me too -- and I love it!

  6. Nice list! I haven't read any of these, but Daughter of the Forest sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my tbr. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

  7. I like how you took a spin on the topic. Great list!

  8. I will be adding some of the books you've listed to my ever growing reading wishlist!!

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  9. I would like to read the Tessa Dare book, I love HR's!!

  10. I feel the same way about A Court of Mist and Fury! I finished the first book completely hating Rhys, the Night Court, and everything he stood for. I was also surprised considering that I am not the biggest fan of the romances in the Throne of Glass series. Now, especially after reading A Court of Wings and Ruin, I am really invested in Rhys and Feyre's relationship. Maas was able to completely change my mind about his character, which takes some serious skill considering how stubborn I am!

    Tessa @ Crazy for YA


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