Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  For more information, or to join the fun yourself, check out their blog!

Top Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time has Passed

I Like You: Hospitality Under the InfluenceHolidays on Ice
1. Books by the Sedaris family (such as I Like You by Amy Sedaris and Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris).  I gave them consistent 4 and 5 (out of 5) star ratings, but my tastes in humor have changed quite a bit.  I think I even weeded the Sedaris books that I owned out of my collection.

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
2. America (The Book) by Jon Stewart.  I found this hilarious back in college; now I find it misinformative.

Gaps In Stone Walls
3. Gaps in Stone Walls by John Neufeld.  I only gave this one 2 of 5 stars, but now I think it deserves more.  Very cool how the author works in a little-known fact about deafness on Martha's Vineyard, and how he writes dialogue to indicate whether a character is speaking aloud or signing.

And Then There Were None
4. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.  I only gave it 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads, but it's undeniably a classic.  And I read it twice!  If it was so bad, why would I reread it?

Among Friends
5. Among Friends by Caroline B. Cooney.  For whatever reason, I only gave this one 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads.  Maybe I was feeling pretentious that day?  I think I read this one three or more times throughout my teen years!  Big Caroline B. Cooney fan.

Burning Rainbow Farm
6. Burning Rainbow Farm by Dean Kuipers.  I'm seeing a trend here... my political ideologies were much different in college, and I thought this was a good rally point book.  A few years ago I weeded this one from my personal collection.

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7. Search for Paradise by Vance Ferrell.  I gave this one 4 of 5 stars as a fiction book... then found out that it's actually religious propaganda.  Can't say the propaganda was all that effective if I didn't even recognize it as that.

The Kite Runner
8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.  This one perplexed me- I was scanning through my "Read" shelf on Goodreads for this list and saw that I'd only given this one 1 of 5 stars and I can't for the life of me remember why.  I know it's practically a classic and makes all the recommended reading lists, so now I feel like I want to give it another try.

Into the Wild
9. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.  I only gave this one 2 of 5 stars, but I loved the movie enough to buy the soundtrack!  I usually like books more than movies, so perhaps I need to give this one another try as well.

A Million Little Pieces
10. A Million Little Pieces by John Frey.  Deception!  I gave this one 4 of 5 stars when I thought it was a memoir.  Found out years later that it's mostly fiction.  Boo!

And those are just the first ten books that I came upon on my Goodreads "Read" shelf that I'd change my mind on.  There's probably more, but that'll do for now.  And you?  What books have you had a change of heart about?  I enjoy visiting others' top tens, so please leave a link in the comments and I'll be sure to stop by!

1 comment:

  1. The Kite Runner was one of the best books I read last year so I definitely think you should try it again.