Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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There are a number of books I haven't read because of the hype, and a few I did read because of the hype. It all boils down to what I think of the book's synopsis. I've not read books just because they were hyped. (Cinder was an example until I found it on a discount price for $5, then I was hooked.)  There are far more books that I haven't read because they have been really hyped and nothing anyone will say will inspire me to read these books. (Most likely)

All John Green books, but this one in particular. Just the whole premise doesn't sound like something that I would ever enjoy. I don't know what it is, but this book just really deeply bothers me. The idea of it did even before the movie came out.

I read a sample of this one, and I already wasn't all that interested in the plot/premise. And that sample didn't change my mind. It sounds dull and boring. But who knows. I might get it from the library.

I read the first book, and it was just okay. I didn't love of hate it. So reading this one, if it ever happens, is really low on my priority list. 

I just don't really care for cutesy contemporary books. And from everything I've heard about this book (as well as her other books) that is exactly what this will be. I like my contemporary to have a little more grit.

This book was first published in 1993, when I was 7. This book has been hyped since I was in grade school. People were raving about the book then just as much as they are now. And I am no closer to wanting to read this book. Saw the movie though, and I kind of hated the ending.

I actually started this book once. I borrowed it from a friend. And I started at the third page for almost 30 minuets before I realized that I wasn't even reading it. Just staring at words on the page.

Everybody and their mother has been ranting and raving about how good this book is. I just don't see the appeal. 

Saw the movie, thought it was okay. There were so many blaring plot holes though. And from what I've heard from everyone who has read the entire series. the first book is the only one that is any good. That doesn't hold a lot of promise.

If I am going to read a contemporary, I kind of prefer it to be New Adult. YA contemporary just isn't my cup of tea. The plot also sounds painfully cliche.

I feel like this one is a given. I admit, I have read my share of smut. But there's smut, then there's this.


  1. I've read TFIOS, Fangirl, The Giver, and Anna and the French Kiss. I read The Giver when I was 11, and I enjoyed it then. I think because it was different from a lot of what I had read at that time. I saw the movie too, but since it's been a while since I've read the book, I can't really compare the two.
    TFIOS was okay. A little too overhyped for me.
    Fangirl was good too, but I think the problem for me was that the people who were hyping it up, loved it for reasons that I couldn't relate to. But I still enjoyed it. Attachments is my favorite Rainbow Rowell book.

    - Emma @ Emma Likes Books

  2. The hype around John Green's books is crazy! I read them all about three years ago and I liked them, but I can see why picking any of them up for the first time now would be hard. An Abundance of Kathrines is my favorite Green because it is funny and not quite so pretentious as his other works.
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

  3. I recommend reading the Maze Runner because they left out a lot in the movie. I didn't quite like Anna and the French Kiss, and didn't get what was all the hype about, and yes it is super cliche.TFIOS... I watched the movie and couldn't read the book.

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  4. The Giver could easily have made my top ten, it's one of those books for ages, as a dystopian fan, probably should have read.

  5. In my opinion, I think Fangirl has more substance that it may seem. I'm also not one for the fluffy contemporaries. I need meaning behind it. But I read Fangirl during my first year of college (like the main character) and I was really able to relate to her. There are problems addressed like a parent leaving her children and the grief that leaves behind...but mostly it's a book of a girl learning to love herself and learning her true potential. And I think that's beautiful.

    That being said, I don't think that everyone will like it and I completely understand if you don't! I literally finished re-reading this book just about two days ago so I'm feeling it right now, lol.

    But great list! :)
    My TTT

    1. Out of all of RR's book, Fan Girl is the only one that interested me even slightly. I might pick it up sometime in the future.

  6. I loved the Fault in our Stars but it does not scream at me as a book you would enjoy.

    The Giver is one of my favorite books of all time. The movie ending is very different from the books. Also four books in the series so there is more to the story that that movie did not include. Without a doubt The Giver is my favorite dystopian series I have read.

    You know my feelings on The Maze Runner, it scared the daylights out of me.

    I really want to read Anna and the French Kiss it sounds sweet. I just have to get it to. I think I even have it on my Nook which makes it worse.

    1. Having read so many Dystopian novels, I think at this point, The Giver will sound like something I've read before.