Top Ten Tuesday: Five books that I hope live up to the hype and five that did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is on That Artsy Reader Girl’s blog. This week’s post is about hyped books. As you guys probably know, the more hyped a book is the more I tend to stay away from. I’m VERY skeptical when it comes to this sort of thing. There are also some books I just won’t read. (The Fault in Our Stars, I’m looking at you.)

Five books that I hope live up to the hype:

  1. I’m not much of a fantasy reader but I do hope to read An Ember in the Ashes one day. I’ve heard a little bit about this book. An2. My Lady Jane is a book that is on my TBR shelf, but I haven’t yet really gotten into more than a few pages because those first couple of chapters are ehhhhhh. Please someone tell me it gets better. PLEASE.My Lady Jane3. Renegades by Marissa Meyer. This book was super hyped when it first came out. I recently bought the hardback at Target because it’s too long to read on the Kindle. I think I’d get through it faster with the hardback. Renegades4. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett. This has been in my WWW Wednesday post a lot lately. A couple of people each week tell me to give it a try next. I just haven’t yet. I REALLY hope this one is a win. Starry Eyes5. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson is another book that is gaining some popularity on blogs. I hope I like it when I read it. Truly

Books that lived up to the hype for me in 2018

1. To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo lived up to the hype for me this year. It was a fantasy book so that was very surprising for me. To Kill a Kingdom2. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller is another book I was REALLY happy about because this one was popular and it had mixed reviews. I tend to think the opposite with mixed reviews. Daughter

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was recommended to me by an old coworker last year. She claimed it was awesome. Nearly everybody else that read it did. Bloggers think it is good enough to become a classic some day in the future. I didn’t want to believe anybody. And I read it this year and proved myself wrong and everybody else right. It is good enough to become a classic sometime. IMG_20180503_084238_114

4. Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch. I was so afraid of my thoughts on this book because this was one of my top five anticipated books this year. I had disliked another Ireland book before this one, but this one met my expectations. Love and Luck5. Legendary by Stephanie Garber. I am very surprised this book ended up living up to the hype for me because Caraval wasn’t exactly the best read for me. But this book will probably turn it around for me! I enjoyed Legendary very much. LegendaryRunner ups:

The above books deserved to be recognized also. Do you shy away from books that are hyped? What are some really great reads that you have actually liked? What are you afraid to try because of it’s popularity? Feel free to drop a comment!Β 

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