Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Surprise Me

So life got crazy busy all of a sudden and I've got about two seconds to answer today's Road Trip Wednesday question:

What's been your most surprising read of the year so far---the book you weren't sure about going in that really swept you off your feet?
So, I read a lot. And I have a terrible memory. Which means I don't remember what I read last year let alone last month (hence, my list). And even if I do think, oh yeah, I read that, I rarely remember what happened. Sad. But true. (Hence, rereading.)

There's a lot of books though that surprise me. Most of the time, I pick up books either because their cover is pretty and the premise sounds interesting, or I've heard other people blog/gush/tweet etc about them. Sometimes, I don't even know what a book is about, I've just heard it's good. Usually, I'm not disappointed. That being said, there are a few that really surprised me. (And because I barely remember what they're about let alone why I loved them, this is just gonna be in list format with no explanations, sorry.)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks 
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

 The Selection by Kiera Cass


  1. THE SELECTION is a great book. The second installment of the trilogy, THE ELITE, made me cry.

  2. I totally used to be like that - I'd read a book and love it but forget almost everything about it within a month. Lately, I've been reading a lot more than normal, which I was worried would increase my forgetfulness. But somehow, I'm remembering a lot more than I used to. I guess I'm just exercising my brain more, so it's remembers longer? I don't know. But I definitely feel for ya!

    I've read Shadow and Bone and LOVED it. I'll have to check out the other ones soon. :)

  3. The Selection surprised me because I'd heard so many horrible things about it, so I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I wish that one had crossed my mind, because it would've made my list easily...

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  5. I'm one of those guilty people that judges a book by it's cover. I just came back from the library with 13 books, none of which I bothered reading the blurb. It gives away too much, you know? ;) I read Stolen, and I remember it being rather anticlimatic, but for some reason I couldn't put it down.

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