Top 5 Tuesday: books I loved that others didn’t

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the lovely Shannah at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit here for the upcoming topics! This is actually my first time participating in T5T because I always miss the post where she announces the topics. But I’m here today and on the ball!

This week’s topic is books I loved that others didn’t.


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I know people have so many issues with this book and I totally get it. But I always enjoy it when I read it so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

This is one of my favourite books, but I know people who couldn’t finish it. I also get it, but again I just love it.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

This is my favourite John Green novel, but I know so many people who disliked it. I have a theory about John Green books, which I may or may not do a full post on, but it’s basically that we’re destined to only like one of his books. Alaska is mine I guess.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

I actually really enjoy this book, but according to Goodreads, so many other people didn’t. It’s one of those books where I totally get where they’re coming from, but I still enjoyed it.

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Again, this is one of my all-time favourite books, but there are so many low ratings on Goodreads. I totally understand some of the comments, but I enjoy this book too much to be bothered by them.


Those are five books I like but others don’t! Any similarities or differences? Let me know!

Thanks to Shannah for providing the topics!!

16 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: books I loved that others didn’t

  1. Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday! Glad to have you!
    We seem to have VERY similar tastes! I LOVED Looking for Alaska, The Lovely Bones and I Am The Messenger. You’re right, they aren’t as well loved as I wish they were. Looking for Alaska is probably my favourite John Green as well. I felt it was so real and relatable. And the ending was VERY unexpected. And I Am The Messenger gets compared to The Book Thief which isn’t fair. They are totally different books! I loved them both just for very different reasons.
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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    1. Thank you!! 🙂
      I feel the exact same way about Looking for Alaska! I think it really captured a lot of teenager problems and feelings. And I totally agree about I am the Messenger! I think people read the Book Thief first and go into it expecting them to be similar, but they’re completely different.

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  2. You’re theory on john green is so interesting and i would have completely agreed before i read turtles last year…before then i loved loved loved tfios and although i still loved john green as an author i didn’t connect with any of his other books the same way or love them quite as much, but then i read turtles and fell in love with that too so the cycle has been broken, but i do totally see where you’re coming from, i know so many people who adore just one john green book!

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