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Top Ten Books that were totally deceiving (those covers or titles that don’t fit the books, a book that was totally different than it’s summary, or those books you thought were going to be fluff that turned out to be more serious etc).
I had a tough time coming up with 10 books this week. I know I’ve felt deceived before, but I just can’t think of those books right now.
1. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith. I thought this was going to be a cute love story, but it turned out to be more about Hadley’s life and her relationship with her family.
2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I still don’t get what the title has to do with the book, and that makes me feel a little bit slow.
3. Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert. I was expecting this to be a happy story but I wasn’t prepared for how much it made me cry.
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. This is more because of what people had told me about the book. Everyone said that the book was “dark” and a lot of people said it was the darkest book they’ve ever read. Maybe there is something wrong with me, but I didn’t think it was as dark as everyone made it sound.
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Kids killing kids? No thanks. Turns out it’s not really about kids killing kids. (Note: I recently watched Battle Royal and that is more what I thought The Hunger Games would be like, which was pretty much violence for the sake of violence).
6. Any book* by VC Andrews. I think her books are just deceptive in nature. The little summaries on the back barely tell you what it’s about. Her titles are pretty deceptive until you finish the book.
*Any book only refers to the books that VC Andrews actually wrote or had begun to write before her death. “Her” other books are not that good.
That’s really all I’ve got. I’m sure more will come to me later on.
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