This Top Ten Tuesday topic (brought to you courtesy of The Broke and Bookish) is Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed. I feel like there’s definitely more than are on my list, but I just kept drawing blanks, so I went with the easy ones. Don’t hurt me for … the one I know you’re going to want to hurt me for, please.
Books that Don’t Stand the Test of Time (and those that do.)
**or at least my opinion of them does or doesn’t**
1.) The Sigma Force series by James Rollins. I absolutely loved them when I first started reading them, then I got away from them for a couple years, and upon trying to pick up the series again, found myself yawning and completely indifferent to them. I guess once you pick up on the pattern, and the author gets stuck i a rut, even the original ones seem a bit boring.
2.) In contrast, Follow the River by James Alexander Thorn stands the test of time rather well.
3.) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – My initial thoughts after reading the book were excellent, but just a few weeks later? My impression of the book had lowered dramatically.
4.) But Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy – Yes, yes, yes. I enjoy this book as much today as I did when I first read it ten years ago. It’s full of well-done cheese, and just invokes a grin thinking about it.
5.) Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series – I wasn’t a huge fan of all of the books, but I really cared for a couple of them. (Angels and Demons, Deception Point specifically.) However, with a couple years having passed since I read them, it would probably take a serious monetary bribe to get me to pick them up again. They’re good, but they’re not nearly as good as I thought they were when I first read them.
6.) Now, you wouldn’t think it, because of the whole non-religious thing, but I still really think positively of Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkin’s Left Behind series. It was a well-done, entertaining piece of speculative Christian fiction.
7.) The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant – I still like this series, I’m just not as in like with it as I used to be. To be honest, my esteem for it went down in the third book, went Grant pulled some slightly disturbing crap. But, that first book? Still a masterpiece!
8.) Then there’s The Rho Agenda series – I have no clue why I read as many books in this series as I did. I think I was just desperate for reading material, because I didn’t really care for it then, and I certainly don’t care for it now.
9.) The Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins – Thought it was awesome at first, but with some years, and way too many YA dysto-fics under my belt, the series – the theme as a whole – has just went down dramatically in my opinion. Yeah, it was well-written, but look at what it started…. sigh.
10.) NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – A cross between a yawn and a gag then, a cross between a yawn and a gag now. I can see how people who love the epic King stories like this crap, but no matter how many times I hear people rave about it…I’m in the minority here. It had a cool idea, but it freaking dragged on forever. Still think the narrator did a great job though.
I’m sure I’ll have people ready to yell at me over the Hunger Games one. Stand by what I say, though! Leave your links. 🙂