30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 10

A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving…

This was a no brainer for me. As a member of Rick’s Book Club over on Facebook, I knew not every book would suit my taste. When I saw Wool I groaned inwardly. It was not my genre of choice, it wasn’t even in my top 3 so I put off reading it until the last week of whatever month it was picked for.

About the book: (via Amazon)

In a ruined and hostile landscape. in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive. a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside. men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations. of secrets and lies.To live. you must follow the rules. But some dont. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream. and who infect others with their optimism.Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside.Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

I clearly remember reading this synopsis and thinking to myself ‘nope, not gonna be good’. I posted in book club to see how everyone else was doing and I said I was struggling. Someone said once you get past ย page 120 you’ll enjoy it. They were spot on!

Seriously, once I broke through page 120 the book was amazing!!! I could not put it down! I devoured the book very quickly after that and absolutely loved it!

If I had given up I’d have missed out on a wonderful, thought provoking book. Even now, months later, I still find myself thinking about Wool. It was completely unexpected just how much I loved it. I didn’t want it to end!

Has this happened to you?๐Ÿ˜Š

Wool by Hugh Howeyย 

 

Wool was selected for the Rick O’Shea Book Club over on Facebook so I had to read it! Not my kind of book at all, or so I thought…

It’s part one of the Silo trilogy. It’s one of those dystopian fiction books, so I was very apprehensive reading it. I even thought about giving up on it more than once which I don’t normally do! Someone told me stay going until page 120 and you’ll want to keep reading from then on, they were right! 

I sat down for an hour on a Sunday, headphones in, hubby minding the baby, and I ploughed through over half the book in one sitting! I couldn’t stop!! I had it finished the following day! 

I won’t go into plot lines, but it is superb! 

Amazon says: 

In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don’t. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside. Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

I found myself thinking about the book long after I’d finished, and missing the characters. A very unusual thing for me as the only characters that have ever stuck with me are Harry, Ron and Hermione!!! I bought the next book in the trilogy, Shift, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet!