Top 5 Tuesday – Books I LOVED that others DIDN’T

It’s Tuesday! And I’m so glad I can participate in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. I’ve missed it the last few weeks because wedding planning has taken over my life. I’m counting down the days until I’ll be sat eating my wedding cake, feeling all great because I’ll never have to organise a wedding EVER again. Argh… rant over.

So, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Shanah, The Bionic Bookworm. This week it’s all about books that you LOVED, but other’s DIDN’T.

Image result for a little life hanya yanagiharaA Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

Okay, this book is long. And I mean LONG. And it’s depressing. But I loved it. I bought it for one of my friends for her birthday a few years back and she still hasn’t even opened it!!!

Image result for angels & demons dan brownAngels & Demons – Dan Brown

I LOVED this book. But only a few of my friends and family have read it and they didn’t think it was that great. Granted, some Dan Brown books are a LOT better than others, but for me this is definitely at the top!

Image result for the great gatsbyThe Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is one of my all time favourite books and I’m honesty the only one out of my friends and family that like it. HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE IT!?

Image result for the catcher in the ryeThe Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger

I love this book… but when you try to explain why it’s so awesome to someone it’s SO hard. Because not a lot happens… but at the same time a lot happens. It’s a weird one. If you’ve read it, you’ll know.

Image result for look whos back timur vermesLook Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

I’m a HUGE history geek, so naturally I was super excited about this book and I ended up loving everything about it.  It’s set in Berlin in 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up in the middle of Berlin to find that the Germany that he knew has now completely changed. If you’re into German history and have a dark sense of humour, you’ll love it. If not, you’ll probably hate it.

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  1. I loved the Great Gatsby! I remember reading it in high school and loving it so much I wanted to name my first born daughter Daisy – I got over that quickly! lol! I’ve heard some very mixed things about A Little Life. People seem to either love it or hate it – no in between. I have it on my TBR shelves, but i’ve been to intimidated to start! Soon I hope!!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂


      1. Yeah I’m thinking it’s going to be the type of book I read a few chapters at a time. But those who have loved it said that they were a sobbing mess through it all. I’m not looking forward to crying, but it says something about the writing if people can feel that way about a book! I can’t wait – apparently I enjoy torturing myself. Sadist 😂


  2. Yes! It’s really tough to convince someone that Catcher in the Rye is worth reading. I’ve resorted to saying, “Just shut up and read it.”
    “What’s it about?”
    “Just shut up and read it.”
    “Just give me the basic plot.”
    “Just shut up and read it.”
    “Who’s the main character.”


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