I confess, I am changing this week’s topic just a teeny tiny bit. Instead of talking about books that were out of my comfort zone I am going to talk about the books that I read even though I was a little hesitant towards them. Why would I be hesitant? Ohhhhhh the hype, opinions of readers that I have always trusted so well (both good and bad), the way the story sounded like it was going to happen, comparisons, etc. There are many reasons to be hesitant about a book, but you never know what you will think unless you try it. So here are 10 books I have read within the last few years that I was initially hesitant about but wound up loving.
Reasons I hesitated: Beloved author by many, contemporary, the premise sounded like it could go full cheese super fast…I WAS WRONG GUYS AND I ADORED THIS BOOK!
Reasons I hesitated: sci-fi, husband said I would love it and he loved it so therefore I would be disowned in my own household if I did not like said book…it’s cool though because I really enjoyed it!
Reasons I hesitated: contemporary, came highly recommended in a way, not something I would have picked up on my own, and what is going on in that synopsis…it was a pretty awesome read though.
Reasons I hesitated: mixed reviews, highly recommended by a few trusted readers, contemporary (this genre is hit or miss for me)…I really enjoyed this one.
Reasons I hesitated: my best friend LOVED this series so what if I didn’t love it, kind of came out of nowhere…it has become one of my favorite series guys…READ THIS SERIES!
Reasons I hesitated: hype, mixed reviews by somewhat trusted reviewers, I just wasn’t sure ok! But it’s cool, it was one of those books that I needed right at that moment!
Reasons I hesitated: hype, different writing style, fear of all the cheesiness known to man…I devoured this in one day. Loved it. Need to finish the series!
Reasons I hesitated: super hype, story about fae, kind of weird relationships if you REALLY think about it, scared of Beauty and the Beast inspiration gone wrong. It was really an enjoyable book though guys!
Reasons I hesitated: multiple POVs from ALL over the place, mixed reviews from trusted reviewers. I think this book taught me to just dive in anyway because I loved this book so much!
Reasons I hesitated: I thought this series was over, a Selection done years after the first 3 books took place, hype. This book series is my addiction guys…I have heard it referred to as book crack and that is entirely accurate. This book was no different (even though I could not stand the main character for the LONGEST time).
What are some books that you were hesitant to read?