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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!

Posted on the 10 April 2012 by Pocketfulofbooks @PocketfulofBooks

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving! Description Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

These are books that had covers or titles that don't fit the books or books that were totally different than their summary
10. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!Deceiving because...I thought it was going to be about hell. I thought it was going to be trash. It has the tagline, 'Love as strong as death, as hard as hell'. I hated that and the cover...looked kinda mock Gothic and lame. I was so wrong. This is a fantastic book and one of my favourites.







9. Anna and the French Kiss
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!
Deceiving because...I don't read much romance and everything about this screamed 'CHICK LIT'...which I'm not a fan of. From the cheesy cover to the cheesy, pun-laden title I thought there was no way I was going to like this. Then I read it and it made me cry a bit and want to go to Paris. Sob.










8. The Sisters Brothers

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving! Deceiving because...I thought this was going to be a Western...cowboy hats on the front cover and everything! However, it was much more about the relationship between the brothers and I really liked it! I really want to read True Grit now too.
7. Blankets by Craig Thompson


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!
Deceiving because...I really got it into my head that this book was about a middle aged couple who met when they were younger and are still together and are telling their story. I think it has a lot to do with the way the couple on the cover look old to me. It's not about that...it's so much better. It is much more about religion and coming-of-age than a romance (although that bit is cute too :-P)









6. The Underground Man by Mick Jackson


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!

Deceiving because...Ugh, deceiving in every way. This book is marketed as a steampunky novel all about an eccentric duke who has a labyrinth of tunnels under his estate (based on a true story). In reality, the tunnels hardly feature and we never find out why he built them. Laaaame.






5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!Deceiving because...I'm going purely on title here. I assumed that a dragon tattoo would be important or they would be looking for the girl of the title. Nope. Actually, the tattoo is of no significance whatsoever and  the title was only changed to this because publishers thought it would sell more. It was originally called 'Men Who Hate Women'. I prefer that title personally. Still liked the book though.






4. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!Deceiving because...I picked this up when I was a wee teenager thinking that as it was YA it couldn't be too upsetting or violent. How wrong I was. Anyone who has read this knows to which horrific part I am referring...I cried for days. I was inconsolable. Great book though (I am partial to a bit of violence and heart break it would seem!)





3. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!
Deceiving because...I picked this one because, for me, it's genre placement is deceiving. I picked this up in a bookshop from the Horror section...and in no way, shape or form is this horror. It is a zombie novel but the zombie in question listend to Frank Sinatra and protects pretty ladies. Not scary at all. More romance/dystopia/YA
2. The Map of Time by Felix Palmer

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!
Deceiving because...the blurb says it's going to be about time travel in the Victorian era. Fake time travel would have been a better description. Hated this book with a passion. I'm bitter because the cover made me think it was going to be good! 


1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving!
Deceiving because...This is probably an unfair one but I really thought the wallflower was going to be a girl. Who would be played by Emma Watson in the movie. But no, he's a boy. I was also told in the blurb that he was going to be 'the voice of the average teenager'. Yeah he definitely is that...if the teenager is mentally deranged with no social skills. I didn't care for this one much.












Thanks for reading my 'Top Ten Tuesday' post- let me know if you've read these and if they deceived you!

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