Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list top ten books I liked more/less than I thought I would.
Expectations are always so damning, aren’t they. So many times I go into a good book with great expectations, and end up disappointed. At other times, I read a book that seems just about ok, and then end up surprised and amazed by the book. It may not be a particularly good book, but because my expectations were low, I end up loving it.
After the intensity of The Lives of Others, Mark Watney (the protagonist)’s wisecracks in The Martian come as a breath of fresh air. Even though he is stranded all alone on Mars, he retains his sense of humor and how!
At first, this writing style was a bit unexpected, but now I am just racing through these pages and enjoying this book.
So, you’re not into romance novels, all those bodice rippers and dark brooding heroes only make you roll your eyes, but you still want a little mood reading? No worries, here I am with a romance list guaranteed to entertain non-romance readers.
All the books I list here have some romance, but there is a larger story outside of the romance and those are the best kind, right? I love a little context to the story be it historical, cultural, or social, they add so much more depth to a romance.