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Top 5 Tuesdays: Books I loved that others didn’t…

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm.

The other way around would be FAR easier! There is lots of books other people like that I don’t… But books I love that other people did not… I really have to think long and hard about that…

ABOUT FIVE HOURS LATER…

1. The Eye of the World (Robert Jordan)

This is the first book in Jordan’s The Wheel of Time Series, which consists of 14 (!!) books. Of course this books introduces us to the main characters and there are lots of complaints about it being slow paced. The first time I read it though, I was hooked! Although I can see its flaws now, I still love it. I am re-reading the series at the moment and am in the middle of book 5.

2. The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)

I read plenty of reviews going on about its inaccuracy historywise. I don’t care, it’s a very enjoyable book in my opinion! I must have read it about three times over the years.

3. The Sword of Shannara (Terry Brooks)

This was the fantasy book that got me hooked on the genre, but there are so many people complaining out there that it is too clearly inspired by The Lord of the Rings. I see that as a good thing, as it actually made me read Tolkien’s trilogy. The Shannara books still hold a very special place in my heart.

4. Set The Boy Free (Johnny Marr)

Lots of people up in arms about this one because Johnny is ‘too nice’ in it, especially when he touched on his relationship with Morrissey. There will always be people just interested in ‘the dirt’. I just enjoyed this book for what it was, a really simple account of a guitar-obsessed soul, who was rather diplomatic at times. I really liked it.

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I could not think of a fifth one, and four was hard enough, so this will have to do!

*wipes sweat off brow*

7 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesdays: Books I loved that others didn’t…

  1. Fear not!! Next week is all about the books you didn’t like that others loved. I found it far easier to come up with a list for the opposite as well. Really?? There are negative reviews for The Other Boleyn Girl?? I LOVE that book!! I’ve read it twice now and am so entertained and entranced. It’s called historical “fiction” for a reason people – calm down lol!!!!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

  2. I always thought Wheel of Time was similar to LotR too, but people don’t do too much comparison there. I liked Wheel of Time right away, from book one, but then it wasn’t until I started blogging that I started thinking of plots as ‘problematic’. They just were good or weren’t my thing.

  3. Completely agree about The Other Boleyn Girl!!!! The only complaint I’ve really heard against it is historical inaccuracy and I’m just like… if you want historical accuracy why are you reading Philippa Gregory in the first place??? There are already so many great nonfiction accounts of Anne Boleyn, we don’t need to begrudge this entertaining fiction for existing.

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