TTT: Have Your Feelings Changed?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

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.)

I am really struggling with this week’s topic. I just can’t think of any books I feel differently about. If I loved it, I still feel that way. If I didn’t like it? Honestly, I’ve probably forgotten all about the book by now. I have one book I can think of for this list, but one title does not make a top ten, now does it?

So my Top Ten this week is sort of my own take on the topic…my mind is moving more towards books I reluctantly read but ended up loving. I present to you a series of sub-topics which may or may not relate to the original topic. A stained glass mosaic top ten, perhaps?

I guess what I’m saying is, here’s a list of ten. Enjoy.

My love is always growing.

My one exception to this week’s Top Ten struggle is Harry Potter. Every time I read or listen to Harry Potter I find more and more to love about those books.

Like a fine wine, it gets better with (let’s face it, as I) age.

Sometimes you appreciate a book even more as an adult than a kid. And Harry Potter doesn’t count here because I was an adult when I first read it.

Forced to read in school and fabulous!

Honestly, I’m sure I’ve forgotten a lot of the many, many books read in high school. But these two books I still love.

I wasn’t going to read, but glad I gave it a chance.

I was really reluctant to give them a try, but I’m glad I did. Obviously, my reason of reluctance varies per title. These are TOTALLY different genres.

I wish I would have stuck to the movie.

Ok, this is an offshoot of my original thought for this post. But these titles popped into my head as I was typing. Books I picked up either after watching the film, or in anticipation of the film. The rare case where I wish I would have just stuck to the movie.


Looking back, that “top ten” was really just a collage of books. I tried.

What about you? Do you find that your thoughts for a book change over time? Let me know, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one! This week should have some interesting books.

8 thoughts on “TTT: Have Your Feelings Changed?

  1. Well, since I was an English major and taught English to college students, I had to read the Canon, and while I did adore many of the books, I realized that over time, my thoughts changed towards certain works, either favorably or unfavorably: to be honest, I can never get enough of Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights, on the other hand, James Joyce’s Dubliners, a treasure trove of short stories interwoven together had originally been a favorite, but over time, I have a different perspective of it, especially the last story, The Dead ( like a novella). I tried and tried to get into Henry Potter, and found I couldn’t. I did enjoy The Lovely Bones, and over time, my feelings about Patricia Cornwell’s novels changed from love to ….????? My deceased husband was addicted to Tolkien, and for his sake, I did read the series. I loved Watership Down and most of Fitzgerald. William Faulkner is excellent and so is Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. I would love to revisit the books that meant so much to me as a young girl: Victoria Holt, Dorothy Eden, Phillippa Carr, Mary Stewart, Jennie Melville and Phyllis Whitney.


  2. I had a hard time with this topic too and ended up skipping it- I have the same problem, couldn’t think of many. For me it’s more a matter of revisiting old reads (often for nostalgia purposes) and finding they don’t hold up well, which I guess is sort of the same thing.

    By the way, unrelated but I just saw your review of Big Little Lies from earlier this month- and I agree, that book is so fun. I loved the journalistic snippets with the different parents’ opinions, so funny… that was probably my favorite book I read alst year. 🙂


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