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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Seven Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed

This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed. This can mean I love it more, or less, or that I have complicated feelings about it.  I decided to join into the meme at the last minute and for the life of me can not come up with ten, so here's SEVEN books I feel differently about after time has passed.

1. Boy's Life by Robert McCammon. This one was recommended to me by Trish many years ago. I read it during my drive to Alabama that summer. At the time, I enjoyed it, but didn't love it. I find myself thinking about two of the scenes from the book a lot and remembering the general feel of it. My affection for it has grown simply based on it's sticking power.

2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Like many people, I felt all the feels for this one in college. For many years it was the first book I read at the beginning of the year. I have a mug, and a fancy boxed edition, and I can recognize any quote from the book. However, the older I get, the more pretentious I find it.

3. Love Story by Erich Segal. On how I loved to read this and cry in college. "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Bleh. So overdone.

4. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I haven't reread this one (Ain't nobody got time for that) but I can see the problems with the depiction of slavery.  That said, I'd love to reread it and see if my love of the book overcomes those issues for me.

5. Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am firmly in the "Love it!" camp, but so many of my fellow bloggers and friends hated it. I can't help but wonder if I missed something.

6. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Just call it fiction from the beginning.
7. Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught.  My romance loving friends will know the problems with this one, and I can't bring myself to ever read it again, but in college I absolutely loved it.  This is one of the shining examples of how awful a romance can be, while also being very well loved.

Have you read any of these? Do you agree? What book do you feel differently about?


  1. I totally agree about Love Story. It was so good when it came out and now, yeah, bleh. I am firmly in the I Hate It Camp over Eat, Love, Pray. I wrote one of my very few scathing reviews of this one on my book blog Nivel Meals but.....this book is always in the love it hate category it seems.

  2. I read Boy's Life when we lived in France and loved it then and still do now. I should probably reread it.

  3. I haven't read Eat Pray Love but I've been thinking about picking it up lately just to see what camp I fall into. Love Story is one I completely forgot about but definitely should've been on my list! It's so melodramatic but I loved it so much!

  4. Mine is C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle. I didn't pick up on many many things when I read them when I was younger. I love them less now that I am older and they more are treasures on my shelf instead of books I am drawn to reread.

  5. Oh hell yes, Love Story. Such shlock. But I did love it and the movie which is really equally as crap even if I do always get teary when I watch it. Which I do whenever it's on t.v. Because it's like a car crash for me.


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