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May 24:  Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.)

goblin emperor

1. The Goblin Emperor; Katherine Addison. This is a sort of quiet book, and it took a little while after I’d read it for it to grow on me. But it did.

on the edge

2. On the Edge; Ilona Andrews. At first, I liked these books less for not being about Kate. Since then, I’ve warmed to them on their own merits.



3. Soulless; Gail Carriger. This book, and its series, were in the first books of steampunk I read, and I adored it. They’re still good, but they’re definitely towards the light and fluffy side of steampunk.

The Fault in Our Stars

4. The Fault in Our Stars; John Green. The first reading of this book was too much of an emotional gut-punch to notice that some of the characters are a little… fanciful.

dead until dark

5. Dead Until Dark; Charlaine Harris. I loved the first books of this series, then slowly loved the later books less. Going back and re-reading, perhaps those later books changes how I saw the early ones.

throne of glass

6. Throne of Glass; Sarah J Maas. Don’t get me wrong, this is a fun read–but the sheer drama of it doesn’t hold up quite as well when you know the ending.

station eleven

7. Station Eleven; Emily Saint John Mandel. A quiet sort of book, rather dreamy in surprising ways for the setting, but it lingers in your mind.

to ride pegasus

8. To Ride Pegasus; Anne McCaffrey. I loved these books so much as a kid I don’t think I can ever read them without nostalgia, but I don’t connect to the characters quite like I used to.

city and city2

9. The City & the City; China Mieville. The first read through of any of Mieville’s books usually ends in confusion. This one, I wasn’t so fond of the protagonist, but the whole thing grew on me.

the martian

10. The Martian; Andy Weir. I liked this book, but I didn’t expect it to have the staying power it does. I’ve read it several times now, and it still makes me laugh.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

9 responses »

  1. Totally feel you on The Martian. I love listening to that book, and have done so countless times. It holds up so well! My TTT

  2. Station Eleven still lingers with me too. It’s definitely a book that sticks with you.

    I’m going to have to give On the Edge another try. I couldn’t get into it, because it wasn’t Kate Daniels.

    • I don’t feel obligated to like a book by an author just because I love a different series/book. But the Edge books are solid, in my opinion. Still not Kate, though. 😉

  3. tiareleine says:

    I have Throne of Glass on my list as well… well, I actually have Queen of Shadows, but it kind of goes for the whole series. I loved ToG so much, but I’m beginning to see a lot of problems with it (and the rest of the series, so far) that I missed or let slide before. :/

  4. I so agree with the Sookie Stackhouse series!!! I forgot about that one. Great choices.
    My TTT:

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