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8 Books I Almost Didn’t Read, But Am So Glad I Did

As someone who is always willing to give any and every book a chance because it might become my TOP FAVOURITE THING EVER ASNMNGKBSJKB FAWJL, I am always slightly scared that I might miss something.

That I would miss out on and potentially never even hear of The Best Book Ever.

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But then the very second I DO see my fellow book bloggers, bookstagrammers, booktubers and the wonderful bookish community in general getting excited about an excellent book that actually does sound like something I would wholeheartedly looooove, or even if it’s something with a small trope or theme I enjoy, I’m like:

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I’m there.

That book will be mine.

Not even the walls of Mordor could stop me from getting my hands on this well loved book of something that I might enjoy very, very much.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is a “Thankful Freebie!” Since Thanksgiving is so close! I personally don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, because I live in the UK. Which is sad. I want more holidays where it’s acceptable to eat a lot of food without people looking at me weird, “Yes Deborah, I ate the whole cake. No Deborah I don’t feel sick in the slightest. There is still plenty of room for more cake.”

My sadness aside…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I hope everyone celebrating has a wonderful day and gets to eat a lot of delicious food! EAT THAT CAKE! Do it for me.

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So, here I will show you 8 books that are my favourite books, like, tippity-top of the list favourites, that I almost didn’t read.

All of these books, and I mean all, had turned up on my recommended on Amazon, Goodreads and occasionally bookstagrammers would squeal and I’d be confused but also extremely intrigued.

And I would always scroll past them. Never adding them to my basket.

Which I now know was a tremendous crime.



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Let's Chat

Do you have any favourite books that you almost didn’t read?? Or any that you scrolled past so many times saying “That doesn’t look like something I’ll enjoy. *sigh* If I keep scrolling maybe I’ll find something.” but now you’ve read this book and wish you could travel back in time and threaten to take your past self’s cake away??

Are you celebrating Thanksgiving?? What are you most thankful for this year??

Happy Thanksgiving guys!! ❤

Even if you’re not celebrating, I hope today is a really good day for you all! ❤

14 thoughts on “8 Books I Almost Didn’t Read, But Am So Glad I Did”

  1. Oh wow. So many great ones on this list that I can’t even imagine having never read. The Infernal Devices and The Raven Boys are both on my all-time favorite lists. 😉

    My TTT

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    1. I know right?? I don’t know what past me was thinking skipping over these!! The Raven Boys is easily one of my top 3 favourites, I don’t know what the other two are… but The Raven Boys is up there with them! XD

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    1. YEEEEEEES! I hold to my life goal of reading all the things ever. And so I will. I will devour all! *evil villain laugh*


    1. Oh PIE!!!! Pie is still very good. If cake were to be replaced by anything, let it be Pie! I’ve never had Chocolate Chip or Banana Cream Pie… but my mouth is watering as I think about what they might taste like… I need to find some recipes I think! XD
      I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! ❤


    1. I hope you had an amazing day!! And ate all the food you possibly could! XD
      Illuminae will forever be a god-tier series!!!


  2. I had the same problem with CINDER. The cover totally turned me off since I’m not really into sci-fi/robots. It was getting so many great reviews, though, that I took the chance. I’m glad I did because I ended up loving the whole Lunar Chronicles series!

    Funny enough, Americans don’t really eat cake on Thanksgiving. It’s all about PIE (which isn’t as good as cake, I have to say). My daughter’s birthday sometimes falls on Thanksgiving — then we eat both cake and pie 🙂

    Happy TTT!



    1. RIGHT?!?!? If I see like, one person scream about a single book once…. That’s it. That book is on my watch list. I will hunt it down and buy it! But then also…. It will sit on my shelves for a while XD
      I didn’t pick up Illuminae until, I think it was a few months after Obsidio was released. My god. I don’t know why I didn’t??? It’s one of my all time favourites now and forever more! XD


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