TGIF is hosted by GReads, and is a fun meme where we get to answer a bookish question an recap on the past week’s events on the blog. Hopefully we learn more about each other this way!
I really love being surprised, completely blown away, or proven wrong by a book. Well, I only love being proven wrong if I thought the book was going to disappoint and it ends up being amazing. I don’t like it when my high hopes are dashed. Anyway, I love today’s topic, because I love fangirling over books that I did not expect to love! (My reviews are linked in my discussion.)
I think the biggest surprise of the year so far has been On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves. And yes, I know you’re tired of hearing me talk about this book! Seriously, though. I was incredibly scared by the it. I thought for SURE I’d not even finish it. And what do you know? It’s my favorite book, and I own three different copies of it (Kindle, original finished paperback, and brand new finished paperback). I’ve also been forcing people to buy it. Well, as forceful as I can be… Bahaha.
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker also really surprised me. I was worried it’d be all about this whiny girl who had her heart broken by some guy she probably never would have ended up staying with anyway. I loved it. It was so much more than a lost relationship, and the main girl was darling in all the right ways. Melissa totally captured what it’s like to be a teen going through heartbreak, and I felt so refreshed and happy when it was over.
So, what are your unexpected book picks for the week? Do you agree or disagree with my choices?