July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish each Tuesday. They give you a topic, and you are supposed to blog about it. This will be my first Top Ten Tuesday, but I hope to continue to do them!

 

I’m not going to lie, this one is pretty easy for me since I’ve been on a reading hiatus to end all hiatuses.  You think that you’ve been in a reading slump, try 3 years off and on! Serious, I can count the amount of books I’ve read on one hand. But, as many book bloggers can attest to the concept of “hyped” books did not become a thing until you started book blogging. Weird but it is true.  I never understood that there was a world where “regular people” got advanced copies of books and that caused certain books to be talked about *cough* Six of Crows/Truthwitch *cough*. By the time I got up to speed there where so many books and series that where hyped that I haven’t read. So, without further ado here is my list:

1. Any book written by Sarah J Maas: These books seem to be on everyone’s “most loved books” but as of right now I haven’t touched one of the books. I’m going to be involved in the mass rereading/reading that is starting July 6th.

2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: This book has been so hyped that the hype has given this book a sequel. Now that is what I call hyped! But sadly like my Sarah J Maas books it has fallen somewhere in the middle of my TBR. I will get to it!
3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: Another book that has been hyped to death in my opinion. Maybe I will pick it up when the hype dies down a bit. If that ever happens that is…

4. Any of the Divergent trilogy: So yes, I have never read any of these books. When I turned 18 I think that I had a rebellion about reading YA books anymore because I felt like what I should be reading was adult. Well, that lasted a few years and by the time that I realized the errors of my way the series had been spoiled for me.

5.  The Mortal Instruments series: Again, the same thing with the Divergent trilogy. But for this series I heard such mixed reviews along with the hype that I just lost interest in reading it. But I have to give props to any book series that gets kids reading as this series did. Literacy, it’s good for us to continuing having that!

6. 50 Shades of Grey: This isn’t a YA book, but I have heard so much praise for this book. I cheated a little because I did read the first page or two of this book but was so horrified by the writing that I didn’t want to read it for fear of what would come out of my mouth if I did.

7. A Fault in our Stars by John Green: Honestly, I haven’t read any of John Green books but instead of putting that I thought I would include just this book because it was extra hyped. I don’t know why I didn’t read this, but now that I know how it ends it will never get a chance.

8. The Lunar  series by Merissa Myers: Don’t worry folks, I have in my many years gotten a philosophy about series and that is that I wait until the last book is close to coming out and then binge read the series. Mind you, I only do this with series that sound interesting to me and I can’t not give a retelling a chance, especially one with a cyborg Cinderella!

9. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass: Again I cheat because I tried to read the first book in this series but just could not do it. The start sounded a lot like how The Hunger Games started out and I just couldn’t do it. Maybe it gets better and I will try again but probably won’t. Just chalk this one down as a fail at reading.

10.  Every Sookie Stackhouse novel after the first one: I loved the first one but as it went on I just couldn’t catch up and it just became lower and lower in my TBR until the series was over and it was spoiled for me. Moral of the story kids, don’t spoil books! It’s not nice!