Tell Me Something Tuesday | What were your favorite surprise books of the year?

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This weeks topic is:

What were your favorite surprise books of the year?

When I first looked at the topic for this weeks Tell Me Something Tuesday, I thought of sitting this one out. I didn’t think I had a lot of surprise reads this year. Then I started perusing my 2017 reads, and as it turns out, I did have a lot of surprise reads this year. There were way more than I thought, but you can find six of the ones that surprised me the most below!

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I might as well start this list of with the book that surprised me the most – in the best way. Caraval was a beautifully written story with some surprises along the way that left me wanting more! If you’re looking for a story to lose yourself in, this one fits the bill!

Wheels Up by Annabeth Albert
Annabeth Albert is an author that I always enjoy, but this series has been lukewarm for me. This book, however, knocked my socks off and made me fall in love with Annabeth’s writing all over again.

The Learning Hours by Sara Ney
I almost skipped out on this book because, really, How to Date a Douchebag (the name of the this series,) is not alluring to me at all. But when it showed up in an email with a tour announcement as an audio review, I snagged it up. Why not? I was in need of an audio. Oh my word. I loved this book! It was everything I didn’t know I needed from New Adult, and I almost missed out on it. I’ve already bought the rest of this series and can’t wait to fit it in!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
I tend to shy away from books that get a lot of hype because I’m usually disappointed. That’s probably why it took me so long to pick this book up. And I could kick myself for it. I loved everything about this book, especially Simon’s family. They were so well written and so much fun to read about. YA needs more parents like Simon’s. And really, so does the world.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Not in the good way, guys. This had one of the least likeable protagonists I’ve ever read about. Not only did I feel like this woman wanted to have her cake and eat it, too, but I felt worse for the man she did choose than the one she didn’t. I pity the man who ‘gets to’ spend the rest of his life with her.

Sunset Park by Santino Hassell
I had an ARC of this book on audio for months before I finally listened to it. I had tried twice and didn’t care for the narrator, but then I joined up with the Blogger Shame challenge and decided I needed to bang this bad boy out. Oh. My. God. You guys know I’ve spent this year falling in love with this author’s writing, and this is the book that started it all.

OK, fellow readers. I would love to know what books surprised you this year. Especially if you think I should add them to my to be read list!

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  1. What a great list of books that surprised you, I had a few of those as well. So I can’t wait to share my post in a couple of weeks. Santino Hassell and Sara Ney’s books I really want to try. You are right about the title of Sara’s book…because I haven’t picked it up but I keep hearing so many wonderful things about the book I just gotta grab it up soon.


  2. Caraval turned out to be different than I thought. I want to read the Simon book. I will have to research your others. Thanks for sharing, I am excited to find so many great surprise books on all the posts this week.


  3. You’ve pointed out exactly one of the reasons it can be fun just taking a leap when a book doesn’t seem to have early appeal for whatever reason. Makes me wonder what good surprises I have waiting on my pile. 🙂


  4. Great list!

    Let’s see. Some of my surprise reads of the year include: The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova, Heartstone by Elle Katharine White, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis, One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus, Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz, and Warcross by Marie Lu.


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