Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - I loved this book last year. I was eager to read it's sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury, too, desperately awaiting it's arrival in the mail. Unfortunately with a book this popular to not be spoiled you need to avoid the internet, so by the time it did arrive I'd heard enough about it to know I'd hate it and I no longer have any interest in either book. I have finally come to the conclusion that I'm just not a fan of Maas's books. And that's okay.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - I read this a couple of years ago and I wasn't the biggest fan. But I'd been seeing so much love for it that I think I made myself like it more than I really did. Or at least, not admit to disliking it as much as I did. It's hard sometimes to voice the really unpopular opinion, you know? And as I was just getting into blogging at the time, it was even harder. But now I'm okay to say that nope, Maas's books are just not for me.
Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - When I read this series, many years ago, I liked it well enough. But here's the thing - I skip read the middle two as I hated Jacob. I hated the love triangle. Today I probably would have left New Moon as a DNF and never picked up the rest of the series.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - So going back through my reviews on Goodreads to figure out what books to include in this list, I saw that I'd given this one 4 stars. Huh. I never even read the rest of the series. I'm not sure I'd still love it that much all these years later.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I really enjoyed Fangirl and nearly a year later I think I appreciate it ever more.
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake - Anna Dressed in Blood is one of my fave reads, it's awesome. I liked Girl of Nightmares but it wasn't as good as the first book. I think as time passes I forget details of GoN more and more.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - When I read this in high school, I loved it. I swooned over it! I was in the minority, many of my classmates hated it. I think I'll always appreciate Wuthering Heights as a classic but I wonder if I'd still love it quite as much if I reread it?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Alternatively, I struggled with Jane Eyre when I was younger. I appreciate it so much more now.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I read this not long after it was released, before the movie was a thing. It was still very popular and hyped at the time, as was John Green. I found it very predictable and was disappointed with it. Because I could see the twist coming I wasn't as invested. I think I was too hard on TFiOS for this and maybe it deserves a little more kudos than I've given it.
This Raging Light by Estelle Laure - A friend lent me an ARC of this as I'd been desperate to read it. I really did enjoy it but I was disappointed with aspects of it. Again, I think I was too quick to judge. The more I think about it the more I actually appreciate what upset me and I think I'll have to reread it someday and see for sure. Once more time has passed.
I find I can think of more books that I've begun to love less over time than books that I learn to love more. That's a bit sad. But it's probably more common, yeah? What books have your opinions of changed as time passes?