Top 5 Tuesday: Books that weren’t what I expected

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today I’ll give you some books that were not what I had expected!

#1 The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrjez Sapkowski

After the Netflix show I just had to give the books a shot as well. What I hadn’t anticipated, however, was how funny the books are. I’m currently half way through the second book and Geralt really is a sarcastic little bitch that makes me laugh out a lot!

#2 Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Belle de Jour

Maybe you are familiar with the TV show starring Billie Piper which is based on this real life diary. I had expected the real life Belle to be as charming and funny as the TV version. Unfortunately I found her rather annoying and just didn’t vibe with her.

#3 Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

Excuse me, but what the heck was this? After I read the ACOTAR and TOG books by Sarah J. Maas I was expecting another exciting book I’d love but this was rather a giant mess.

#4 Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) by Jeff VanderMeer

A friend had recommended the adaptation of this book to me and I actually found that to be visually stunning and captivating. The novel, on the other hand, was annoyingly long and didn’t answer any questions. Definitely not the kind of sci-fi I had signed up for.

#5 The Umbrella Academy

The show dropped on Netflix and I immediately binged the entire thing. The comics the show is based on are written by Gerard Way (yes, the guy from My Chemical Romance). I was excited to check out the comics and expected them to draw me in just as swiftly. Well, I was confused most of then time I didn’t really love it except for the artwork.

Which book did not turn out the way you expected? Let me know in the comments!

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16 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books that weren’t what I expected

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  2. I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned but I’m glad to see it was all bitter disappointment. 😉 I started watching The Witcher this week and although you get a glimpse of his dry sarcasm, there isn’t much at the moment. Does that incease or have they ignored that personality trait from the book?
    I hope 2020 has more joyful surprises than depressing disappointments on your book shelves. x

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  3. Everything is Illuminated by Safran Foer. I loved the film. It’s one of my absolute favourites but I hated the book. I don’t normally enjoy literary fiction or magical realism and it was both. The film was so much more grounded in reality.

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