TTT: Surprise, surprise!


Hi Munchworms!

This week’s topic for That Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday is:
“Books That Surprised Me”!

I honestly had to think on this one quite a bit and I didn’t make it to ten books. However, I do have a bunch that surprised me in a good way and and three that surprised me in a bad way so let’s dive into it!


Consort of Secrets (The Witch's Consorts #1)180 SecondsIlluminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
The Shining (The Shining, #1)This Heart of MineDaughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King, #1)


James: Witch-HunterBefore She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

That’s it for me! I do love how my fun surprises are so diverse in genres. Makes me proud that I actually broaden my reading horizons.

What about you? Do you unconsciously stick with one or two genres?
Do you like diving into other genres? Which ones?




36 thoughts on “TTT: Surprise, surprise!

  1. I’m still suffering over Consort of Secrets :((( I wanna get it so badly!! Agh, and I have a lot of the other titles on my TBR as well haha πŸ˜€ Let’s hope I get to them soon πŸ˜€
    Great post! ❀

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    1. Right?! I thought it’d be this light, fluffy read and ended up ugly-crying in a way I had NEVER done over a book. [Pretty sure the boyfriend is still traumatized about that one.]
      Haha, you’re welcome! I’m hoping to reread it as well later on in the year. πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh yes, i 100% agree with the because you love to hate me, I had such high hopes because there were some great authors and great ideas but it think I gave it 2 stars, it was terrible! 😦

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  3. Illuminae was definitely a fun surprise for me, and Gemina too (loved that one!!)

    Because You Love To Hate Me looked kinda good, but you know anthologies can be hit or miss, and I never got to it… looks like maybe that was a good thing lol.

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    1. I loved Illuminae more than Gemina, to be honest. But that might simply be because I missed AIDAN, ha.

      I’ve barely read any anthologies to be honest. The first one was Because You Love To Hate Me and I think it put me off anthologies a bit?


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