Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we can all share lists.
Because I’m a rebel.
Nah. But hype scares me. Because sometimes 99% love it and I’ll be the lone 1% who doesn’t like it and I’ll have to wallow in my lonely corner.
Someday, I hope, I will read these books but here are my top 10:
1. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Have you seen those ratings? And I heard it was funny and me likes funny so it sounds pretty good.
2. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Urgh. Let me bow my head in shame. I still haven’t read this. By now, I think I’m the only one who hasn’t read it. I heard it wasn’t as good as the other books and my Percy-Jackson-is-my-love-and-no-one-can-say-otherwise heart can’t take that.
3. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
It seems like EVERYONE who read this book loved it. And the premise does sound awesome.
4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
So, so much hype about this book and I was beyond excited to read it after seeing so many rave reviews. Until a few months later and I saw more mixed reviews and how it’s a rehash of common YA tropes. And now I’m scared.
5. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This is a debut novel. DEBUT. And she’s only 23. Needless to say, my self-esteem is shot.
6. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
There’s hype around the series in general but the hype was over the top for the last book. I haven’t read the series in a long time and I have the last book left but seeing that enormous book is pretty intimidating.
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Apparently you either love the author’s writing style or you hate it. I’m not a huge fan of angel love stories so I’m hesitant about reading this.
Maybe it’s wrong of me to conclude that John Green books aren’t for me after reading only one book. I should remedy that with these books.
9. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
One of my friends who is a fantasy fanatic loved this book. Along with the other thousands of people so it must be good, right?
10. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Yes, I watched the movies before I read the books which is totally sacrilegious. But I shall! One day.
What books have a lot of hype surrounding it? What books do you think are severely underhyped? Let me know!