Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

Posted May 24, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

2016 Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed.” The books on my list are books I’ve read more than once, or at least tried to. Some of them are books I loved when I was younger, but now don’t feel the same enthusiasm. Others are books I love even more as time goes by. One, is a book that scared me when I was younger, and now I can appreciate it as an adult.  So without further ado, here are my “Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed.”

Books I Loved But Now Think Are Just “OK”

I loved all of these books when I was younger, but now when I read them they don’t hold my same interest. I’m not a “misunderstood” teenager like Holdan Caulfield. Nor do I prefer Louis to Lestat. Edward is a creeper, and I don’t like all the Pevensie children as much as I used to. While I do maintain that most of these are great books, my outlook on them has changed as I have changed. I still love fantasy and untrustworthy narrators, yet these books just don’t “do it” for me anymore.

Books I Love Even More Today

While the first five books are books I used to love, these are books I enjoyed the first time I read them (except The Color Purple), and now I love them even more. Game of Thrones and Harry Potter are two books I love more due to the fact that I’ve read more books set in that world. Now that I know how things end up (kinda), it’s nice to go back and see the breadcrumbs the authors dropped in the very beginning. Ready Player One is a book that I found even more exciting the second time around, than the first. Why, I don’t know, as I was in love with it the first time. The Hunger Games holds a place in my heart from the way the films sugar-coated the novels. Suzanne Collins took readers to a dangerous place and made us ponder the world around us, and if our society could one day turn teens into killing machines for sport. If politicians give us ‘Bread and Circuses,’ will the public allow them to get away with murder yet again? As for The Color Purple, it’s the only one on this list that I read as a child, and DNF because the subject matter was too mature for me. Funny, considering the film is one of my favorite films of all time, but now that I’ve read it as an adult I can appreciate Alice Walker’s touching story of love and family.


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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

  1. I need to read Ready Player One. I’ve such great things about it and the 80’s references draw me even more. Great list!

    • @Angelized_1st

      It’s such a great book. His second novel, Armada, isn’t bad either. Thanks for stopping by!

    • @Angelized_1st

      YES! Now that the show has passed the books’ storyline, I’m curious to see how the two (show and novels) will differ. I’m loving this season, so I hope that doesn’t change my opinion of Winds of Winter once it’s released.

  2. I had a similar reaction to Catcher in the Rye. I think it really has to be read when one is a teen. I don’t even think I was particularly angsty or whatever, but it definitely spoke to me more in high school than afterwards.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Agreed! I was obsessed with that book in HS. Now, it’s just a good read. I probably won’t read it again anytime soon.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 The Color Purple is one of my all-time favorite films. I think seeing it was easier than reading it when I was younger, so I had to DNF it. Now that I’m older, it’s still tough, but easier for me to read. I hope you enjoy the book as much as the film.

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