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Top 5 Tuesday // Books I almost DNF’d, but now I’m in love with!

Hey, guys! It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday. This tag is hosted by Shannah over at Bionic Book Worm.

Today’s topic is Books that I almost DNF’d but now I love. If you didn’t know I am a believer in DNFing a book. Life is too short to read books that you don’t like. However, I’m glad that I kept on reading these 5 because they became some of my favorites of ALL TIME!!

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36199084The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I know, I know. I constantly sing praise that The Kiss Quotient is one of my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year. There was so much hype that I went into this book wanting to dislike it just so I wouldn’t be on the bandwagon. 

Well, that didn’t happen. How could you not love this story, the characters, and all the goodness that’s between these pages?

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Another shocker? This is one of my favorite series of all time. 

I’m not really into murder mysteries so I think that was what played in me almost DNFing it. I’m so glad that I stuck with it because now I have one of my favorite OTP’s of all time, Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell. 

 

28449207 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

This is a huge book and I was hella intimidated by the size of it and also they hype that surrounded it. This book had more fantasy than what I was used to and I thought that I would never like it.

Once I got to reading about Lazlo Strange I was hooked. Lazo Strange deserves all the good in the world and I love him dearly.

 

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My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

I didn’t really know much going into My Lady Jane except that it was a historical retelling. Guys, I don’t know much about the classics so I thought I would hate it.

This book was hilarious and I’m so glad I kept reading. I ended up loving every single character. Also, the audiobook was perfect! 

 

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The Silver Swan by Amo Jones

I was going to DNF this book so damn fast y’all! But I paid full price for the ebook so I kept with it. 

Honestly, this book is a clusterfuck and dark as hell. but it’s something about the mystery of the whole book that kept reading. Now, this is a series that I can’t get enough of. 

 

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So that’s my top 5 books! Do we have any in common? What are some books that you almost DNF’ed but ended up loving later on?

45 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday // Books I almost DNF’d, but now I’m in love with!

  1. My Lady Jane made my list as well. When I first started it I just couldn’t imagine how a guy that could also turn into a horse could fit into a book like this! But, like you said, it was hilarious and wonderful and now sits on my all time favourites shelf!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  2. I started reading My Plain Jane a while ago when I got the ARC from a book festival. I couldn’t get to it so I set it aside. I tried again another time when the hardcopy came in my owlcrate… Still couldn’t get past the first few pages. I am planning on trying again though since I have the second book. Maybe next year.

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      1. I’ll definitely try it! Oh and I didn’t even realize I typed the wrong title haha. That’s what happens when I’m responding while working at the same time and trying to hide it from the boss… Oops

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  3. I tried reading My Lady Jane but I was in a reading slump at the time so I wasn’t able to read more than a few chapters. It’s one of my most anticipated reads though so I must read it as soon as possible! I also really want to read The Kiss Quotient. I think I might add that to my Christmas wish list 🙂

    Amber @ Escape Life in the Pages

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