Pleasant Surprises

Descripción
Books I read with low or no expectations, but tried anyway, and was surprised at how much I liked them. Also adding in a few that simply exceeded my expectations.
1
520 miembros
41 reseñas
3.9
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: I'm not big into politics, but this book was really funny!
2
192 miembros
21 reseñas
½ 3.7
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: It was so long between when I added this to my tbr and when I read it, I didn't know what to expect, but I ended up really liking this. I listened to the audio
3
20 miembros
½ 4.3
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: This one wasn't even on my radar, but someone mailed it to me when I wasn't expecting it. I ended up really enjoying it.
4
160 miembros
3 reseñas
½ 3.5
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: I'm not a religious person, so I wasn't sure what I would think of this "biblical fiction". But, the story was really good! I was impressed, and have since read a couple more books by the author.
5
1,002 miembros
17 reseñas
4.1
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I'm not always a fan of literary stuff, and a lot of Canadian fiction is literary. I gave this a shot, even though I was afraid it might be too literary for me, and ended up really liking it.
6
1,466 miembros
66 reseñas
3.8
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I'm not always a fan of romance, but I think the dog helped in this one. :-)
7
821 miembros
57 reseñas
½ 3.4
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: I was looking forward to this one, as it involves a librarian, but this one far exceeded my expectations.
8
2,433 miembros
46 reseñas
4.1
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I like history and I am interested in reading about WWII, but I tend (mostly) more towards biographies of the time period. This one absolutely blew me away!
9
6,179 miembros
137 reseñas
½ 3.7
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: Another one that falls into the literary category, as the author has won the Pulitzer. I really liked this one, though.
10
6,707 miembros
278 reseñas
3.8
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I know a lot of people weren't crazy about this one, but I went ahead and read it anyway. I really liked it!
11
332 miembros
23 reseñas
3.8
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: This book was given to me without me knowing anything about it. It was really good.
12
757 miembros
26 reseñas
3.8
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: This is another where it was just so long from the time I added it to my tbr to when I read it, that I just couldn't remember even why I added it. It was very good.
13
323 miembros
15 reseñas
½ 3.7
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: Another Canadian one that I added because of Canada Reads. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it was really good.
14
1,515 miembros
38 reseñas
½ 3.7
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I just really didn't know what to expect with this one. It was the first I'd read by Trigiani, and was very impressed. I've read and enjoyed more by her since.
15
5,724 miembros
122 reseñas
3.8
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: I was so impressed with this. I'm not sure why I really didn't expect more - maybe because kids and babies don't interest me - but this was excellent.
16
80,928 miembros
1,372 reseñas
½ 4.4
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: Classics can vary for me, and I went a long time thinking I really didn't like many of them at all. So, I was in my mid-30s by the time I read this. It was the first "classic" I'd read in a very long time, and I really enjoyed it. Went on to enjoy more by Austen after this (this was the first I'd read by her.)
17
823 miembros
25 reseñas
½ 3.7
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LibraryCin
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LibraryCin: It was too long ago to remember what my expectations were for this one, but I loved it!
18
797 miembros
48 reseñas
½ 4.3
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LibraryCin
Explicaciones
LibraryCin: I really wasn't sure how much I'd like this one, but decided to give it a try. I was very impressed. There is a lot of hockey, but I think there enough other story around it, that even for those who aren't hockey fans, it would still be o.k.