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Today’s topic is interesting – books you read a while ago and have since changed your opinion of. I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to think of, but let’s give it a go!
I read Hitchhiker’s years ago…probably when I was 11 or 12. At the time, I found it very difficult to read and struggled to get through it after the first 3 books. To put it bluntly – this book is weird. Not in a bad or good way, just very random. At the time it was confusing, but thinking back, I do admire Douglas for his imagination!
At the time, I loved this book. I read it around 2 years ago in October 2014, and I really enjoyed the read. But at the time, I hadn’t read a lot for years…and thus I didn’t have anything to compare this book to. Now, after reading 100 books in the past year, I just see it as boring and overrated.
I think the easiest way to describe The Perks is one of those books you really need to think about – and your opinion of it does grow as you grow up. I think it would be a great one to re-read in a couple of years time!
I’m not going to lie – I adored Night Owls (Also known as The Anatomical Shape of a Heart). Yes, it’s cheesy and predictable..but it’s also easy to read and very immersive. However, I do see it slightly less positively looking back. I still love it, just not quite as much.
I have a very similar opinion about Extraordinary Means to Night Owls…and looking back, I do see it as a little annoyingly predictable. Still, so much better than The Fault in Our Stars! And so underrated!
Which books did you love and now find annoying? Or the other way round?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽