Monday, May 31, 2010

3 Books I Thought I'd Hate But Ended Up Loving

Lost in Books wanted to know which books surprised me when I read them.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - My father-in-law told me for a few years that I should read it and that I would love it, yet I didn't quite believe him. But then I remembered what a smart man he is so I gave it a shot, and of course he was right! The series includes some of my favorite books.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - My friend Michelle was like, You have got to read this book! and I wanted her to join the book club I'm in so I said yes I would read it if she would read The Enchantress of Florence by Salmon Rushdie which is what we were reading at the time. Well she made a better recommendation than I did! The Twilight Saga are not the best books I've ever read, but they were fun and reading them gave me street cred with my nieces in Kansas.

3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - EVERYONE kept telling me to read it which for some reason made me think I would hate it. But EVERYONE was right luckily and it was one of the best books I read last year.

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celi.a said...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is on my list, too! I didn't want to get caught up in the 'craze,' but then when I actually read the books I loved them. Nice choices!

lisa :) said...

I went through the same thing with Water For Elephants! I read it very reluctantly but was extremely impressed!

Avid Reader said...

Twilight was on my list too. And I love both of the other books as well, but didn't know too much about them when I first read them.

Rebecca :) said...

I would have to put Twilight and Water for Elephants on my own list of "don't think I will like it so I haven't tried it". But your answers give me reason to second guess myself!