This week’s topic is Top Ten Hyped Books That I Have Never Read, which is a good topic on the one hand because there are so many books to choose from, but it also means that for the first time since starting Top Ten Tuesdays, I have to do a little research to find out what books have been getting a lot of hype and that I haven’t read (I can name some of the top of my head, but not all!). Some of these will be books I want read and some of these will be books I would not touch with a ten foot pole! So let’s get started shall we:
1. The Twilight Series-Stephanie Meyer-I chose to list the obvious ones first, starting with this one because when the books first came out they were wildly popular and the hype was making it seem like these were the best things ever written. Now I haven’t actually read Twilight, so I can’t weigh in on that, but I’m pretty sure it’s not true! These come under the category of books I would never touch with a ten foot pole, the Twilight vampires don’t seem like my kind of vampire at all from what I’ve heard and the romance sounds like it would make me want to puke.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy-EL James-Yet another one that I’m not touching with a ten foot pole. Erotica is not my thing at all and from what I’ve heard the romance in this book is closer to an abusive relationship than actual BDSM. Not to mention the fact that I’ve heard so many people say it’s badly written, I would have neither the time, nor the patience for this book.
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J Maas-This is one I actually want to read (and have now bought, it’s one of my selections for the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon) because duh it’s Sarah J Maas, so hopefully I will read it soon. I’ve seen five star reviews for this everywhere which makes me excited, but also a little nervous, because my expectations are now sky high! Hopefully I enjoy it.
4. The Lunar Chronicles-Marissa Meyer-Every single blogger it seems has been talking about these books and from the little I’ve read about them, they do sound good, so I will be trying these at some point, although I don’t know when yet.
5. The Girl On The Train-Paula Hawkins-I have seen lots of five star reviews for this on Goodreads and a number of bloggers raving about it and I have to say, it sounds like the sort of book that would be exactly up my street, so hopefully, the hype is right and not wrong (and doesn’t ruin the book for me) and I really enjoy this one.
6. Looking For Alaska-John Green-To be honest, I probably could have put any of John Green’s books here as they all seem to have an insane amount of hype surrounding them and a lot bloggers seem to think he’s the best thing to ever happen to YA, but I chose this one as it seems to be the most well known after TFIOS. This is one I won’t be trying after my disappointing experience with TFIOS.
7. Fangirl-Rainbow Rowell-This seems to be a blogger favourite, I’ve heard how brilliant it is on numerous blogs, but to be honest, I doubt I’ll read it as I’m really not a big contemporary lover and it doesn’t sound like the sort of story I would enjoy.
8. Eleanor and Park-Rainbow Rowell-Again, I’ve heard a lot about how brilliant this is from a number of different blogs, but it just doesn’t seem like a story I would enjoy, especially as far as I can tell, it seems quite romance-centric, which I loathe in books.
9. Anna and The French Kiss-Stephanie Perkins-I’ve seen multitudes of good reviews for this on many different blogs, this seems to be another blogger favourite, but I highly doubt that I’ll ever read it because again, as far as I’ve read, it seems to be very romance-centric and in a book, that is a complete no for me.
10. The Selection-Kiera Cass-Another one I’ve seen on numerous blogs that I doubt I’ll ever read, for much the same reasons as the last few books on my list, it’s completely romance-centric and for something that’s labelled dystopia on Goodreads, it doesn’t seem very dystopia-like. Plus I have heard that the heroine is very annoying and if there is one thing that immediately turns me off a book, it’s an annoying heroine.
11. The Mortal Instruments-Cassandra Clare-I know these books have a dedicated following and that everyone was talking about them a while back, but to be honest they just don’t seem like they would be for me.
12. A Song of Ice and Fire Series (Game of Thrones)-George R.R. Martin-With the TV show airing, I hear people talking about these books all the time, but I don’t know if I want to try them, because the length of them is very intimidating and apparently everyone dies.
13. All The Bright Places-Jennifer Niven-I’ve been hearing so much about this book and how brilliant it is from so many bloggers, but I doubt that I will read it as I’m not much for contemporary and again it sounds like a very romance-centric book.
14. Snow Like Ashes-Sara Raasch-I seem to have been hearing a lot about this lately on various blogs, which is why I included it here. It actually does sound quite interesting, so I might try it.
15. Penryn and The End of Days series-Susan Ee-Seriously, I’ve read so many reviews of this series by now, it’s unbelievable. I’m not really a big angel girl, so despite the fact that pretty much all the reviews I’ve read of this series have been good, I doubt I’ll read it.
16. Six of Crows-Leigh Bardugo-I saw this everywhere in the weeks after BEA. I don’t know if I want to try it or not, it is fantasy, so I might like it, but I’m not entirely sure.
17. Truthwitch-Susan Dennard-Again, I’ve heard so much about this after BEA and it is fantasy which I love and has magic and witches which I also love, so I may have to try this one when it comes out next year (I’ve heard about it through ARC reviews).
18. The Giver-Lois Lowry-I’ve heard a lot about this since the movie came out and whilst I do usually love dystopians, I’m not sure that this one is for me, the world doesn’t sound anywhere near as cool as the other dystopians I’ve read.
19. Saint Anything-Sarah Dessen-I’ve seen this on so many blogs and the consensus so far seems to be that it’s really good, but my natural wariness of contemporaries means that I haven’t tried this book and to be honest, probably won’t.
20. Matched-Ally Condie-I’ve heard a lot about this book, both good and bad, but this is one that I know I’ll never read, despite it being a dystopian as the entire premise is centred around romance, which is basically my biggest pet peeve in books, plus for a dystopian it doesn’t sound particularly exciting and I have heard the series gets worse as it goes on and I don’t want to invest my time into a series, just to be disappointed in the end.
Okay, so I know I went way over but I couldn’t help it! So many hyped books out there that I haven’t read! Have you read any of these? What do you think of them? I tried to do a mix of ones I want to try with ones I don’t so my list wasn’t all, I’m never going to try this book ever.
I will be back with another Top Ten Tuesday next week, this time it will be the last ten books which have come into my posession but in the meantime, I will have another Wishlist Wednesday post for you tomorrow, and make sure you keep voting on my Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon post. I want lots of great books to read that week please!