Friday, August 10, 2012

TGIF: Unexpected Books

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads! Every Friday, she poses a bookish question and bloggers across the blogosphere respond to it. This week, we're talking about books we almost passed by but ended up loving.
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford 
I was a bit worried about this one simply because I had never heard of it before spotting it on the shelf at my library. It sounded very interesting and unique though, and I am very glad I took a chance with it. In my review of How to Say Goodbye in Robot, I think I used the word "witty" one too many times, but only because that is what this book is. It is quirky, charming, and will make you feel a roller coaster of emotions. This book deserves so much more attention!

Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Books that take place in performing arts schools usually aren't my favorites, so the fact that Take a Bow is set in one was a bit of a turn-off. Maybe I have just been unlucky with books like this, but the characters in performing art school novels always seem a bit two dimensional and copy-and-paste. In this book, however, the four voices we hear from are richly developed and extremely easy to relate to. This book was so much better than I expected.

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher
I didn't have low expectations for this book: it just didn't scream "yes!" the way other synopsis do. It really took me by surprise though. There was a decent mystery story line that I didn't expect and I completely fell in love with all four book club members.

What is your favorite how-did-I-almost-not-read-this book?

1 comment:

  1. I loved your thoughts on these books. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad I dropped by from TGFI. I am your newest follower.
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