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Today’s Top 10: Books that surprised me!
I mixed up my topics for Top Ten. Last week I did Books I Still Haven’t Read, so this week I’m doing the Freebie from Last week. I decided to post about books that surprised me. When I read a book by a favorite author or a book that has a lot of buzz, I expect a wonderful book. So these books are by new-to-me authors or debut authors that I didn’t know anything about, so I really didn’t have any expectations, and then it turned out that I loved them!
1. A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey. This had a lot more heart in it than I expected.
2. Our Little World by Karen Winn. This had a great mystery and a lot of nostalgia.
3. Every Summer After by Caley Fortune. This one was so emotional, and just a special book.
4. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. When I requested this I had no idea it could be as good as it was. Quirky, different, and a bit nostalgic too. It was just amazing.
5. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan. This book has some complex world-building and interesting characters and all done by a debut author.
6. A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King. I read this almost a year ago and still remember it really well. It’s cute, funny, diverse, and still has a lot of heart. (the cover is still ugly)
7. Some of It Was Real by Nan Fisher. I expected a cute light romance, but this book it had a wonderful mystery and I loved the writing.
8. Nora Goes Off Scrip by Annabel Monaghan. Hard to believe this heartwarming story is Ms. Monagah’s debut adult novel. It has heart and soul.
9. The White Girl by Tony Birch. This Australian historical novel was both easy to read and heartbreaking.
10. The Ones We Keep by Bobbie Jean Huff packed an emotional punch that had me loving this book.
Which books have surprised you? Have you read any of these books? Comment below!