October 15, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday - Books you didn't think you'd like

Just a really quick post to answer the T4W question for this week. . .

"what were the books that you didn't think you'd like?"

Okay, here we go - and in no particular order

Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts (AUS author)
Although it sounded great (and I love the cover) I was just so hesitant about buying this book.  I kept putting it back on the shelves and after about 5 weeks of looking at it I just decided to buy it and take the risk.  Thankfully it was great, and I've now read the following 2 books in the Kannon Dupree: Timestalker series.
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
This is the first book I read in the series, and I never used to read 'chick-lit', or contemporary books.  However I really needed something to take with me to work as I'd forgotten my book, so the cover looked quirky and a book about a bumbling bounty hunter sounded interesting.  Loved it, and now have all the books in the series, as well as the Diesel and Lizzie books.

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Out of all the books in this list I'd say that this was the one I was most dubious about.  I'd read Nora Roberts books, but I was never much of a police/detective story-goer.  My mum on the other hand loved this series (I think only 8 books had been published then) and I was really hesitant about reading a book that my mum thought was great.  I 'borrowed' it from her bookshelf one afternoon and darned if she wasn't right.  I loved it.  I then started to buy my own copies so I wouldn't have to keep borrowing hers.  Book 40 is due out next year, and I still enjoy the series ;-D

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Like Stephanie Plum, I was a tad hesitant to get this book.  I had no idea that it was part of a trilogy - and although I usually like all things paranormal and fantasy - I just wasn't sure about this book.  I ended up caving after a few weeks of staring at it on the shelves (and because it was the second last copy on the shelves) and when I got home I was nearly going to put it on my TBR bookshelf, but something made me just dive right in.  I loved it, and couldn't believe that I'd almost self-sabotagued myself into missing out on such an interesting book/trilogy.

White Tiger by Kylie Chan (AUS author)
Another along the lines of ADoW (above) where I found the concept interesting, but just was so hesitant about buying it.  I bought this book a few weeks after it was first published, but had no one to either recommend or discourage me from picking it up.  Once I'd read it, I fell in love with the main characters, and couldn't wait to read the rest of what I thought was a trilogy.  Turns out it is now a trilogy of trilogies, and book 8 was released a few months ago.  Can't wait to get my hands on the paperback binding and look foward to the ninth - and final - book in the Dark Heavens saga.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my top 5 books I didn't think I'd like, and if you have any questions or comments you know what to do down below ;-D

This series was created by the lovely Lainey at GINGERREADSLAINEY and I'll include a link to the Goodreads group if you would also like to participate {here}

Until next time,

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