FF #7 – Books I Thought I’d Hate

Posted April 9, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 29 Comments

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This week’s questions is: “Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa?” – Suggested by A Great Read

This is a great question!! I’ve had my fair share of books recently that I thought I would hate and wound up loving and vice versa.

Thought I’d hate but loved:

  1. Harry Potter – Yes, I know. Don’t start. But I really thought I’d hate this series and wound up loving it. In fact it’s in my top five favorites of all time 😉
  2. Angelfall by Susan Ee – I’m not big on angel mythology books because it’s just not my thing. But Penryn and Raffe I love them! Can’t get enough. Oh and book three comes out in a little over a month :::squeal:::
  3. Lord of the Rings – I HATED the movies, mainly because it just ended and I didn’t know it was a trilogy. A friend talked me into reading the series when I got in college and I begrudging did (Note: I felt obligated as said friend bought me a copy of the trilogy 😉 ) I LOVED it! And I now enjoy the movies as well.
  4. The Iliad – There is just something that intrigues me about the epic poems and this one especially. It was a required read in college and I fell in love. We didn’t have to read the entire poem but I was so engrossed in the story that I did.

Thought I’d love but hated:

  1. Game of Thrones – I only made it about halfway through the first book and it was torture! I gave up. My husband has read all of them and harps on me that I need to as well. One day honey I will…just for you 😉
  2. Left Behind – I was really excited to read this series. So much so in fact that when I stumbled across the ENTIRE series at a used book sale I bought them ALL. I’ve yet to read past the half way point in the first book 🙁
  3. Wuthering Heights – I’ll admit I have a thing for classic literature and I expected to enjoy this book when it was assigned in college. I HATED it with every fiber of my being! Is there really two more detestable characters in all of literature than Heathcliff and Catherine?!

What books have you been wrong about?


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29 responses to “FF #7 – Books I Thought I’d Hate

  1. I tried reading LoTR when I was a young teen and I just couldn’t get into it. I will try again soon now that I am much older!
    I just got Game of Thrones and I am really hoping that I would enjoy it, I love the show so much 🙂 I also gave Wuthering Heights a go a few years back but urgh I just kept putting it down.

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    • LOTR is one of my favorites but I love fantasy. I never tried reading it when I was younger though. If you give it another try, let me know how you like it. I hope you have better luck than I did with Game of Thrones! I’m going to give it another go at some point 😉

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    • Exactly! Books are always better than the movie 🙂 LOTR was no different, though I did like the movies better after reading the books 😉
      Thanks for the follow!

  2. Oh, I’m really glad you liked Angelfall – that’s on my TBR list at the moment! I didn’t think I’d like the Harry Potter series either – I remember thinking that i didn’t want to read a book that everyone loved about a boy with a rubbish name (I was six) – but then a few months later my dad bought me the first book to take camping, and I read it four times in a week (I read a lot. Like, A LOT). After that, I was hooked!
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    • Oh Beth you’re making me feel really old. Haha! I think I was in 8th or 9th grade when the books started coming out 😉 Angelfall is amazing! I love post-apocalypse type books anyways and this one doesn’t disappoint! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Thanks for the follow!

    • I know but I was in college before I finally read them. Then I binge read all that was published at the time! I’m still not sure I remember my reasoning. Thanks for the follow 😀

    • Once you get past the beginnings where all the characters are introduced and all the new lands are explained it moves fast! Hopefully you’ll like it