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
#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!