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Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
This is another tough top ten for me. I seem to gravitate towards hyped books sooner or later and read them. I guess I just want to know what all the fuss is about. I did resist Twilight for many years, but in the end it sucked me in. Most of the time I’m glad I’ve read [insert hyped book title here]. But every once in a while I am disappointed. Overall it’s hard for me to think of a hyped book I haven’t read. Or at least given a try.
I’m sure when I see everyone else’s lists I’ll think, why didn’t I include that book on my list?! Happens every week.
I’ve tried. I really have. I had to read Pride and Prejudice in school. Or was it Sense and Sensibility? Either way I got about halfway through the book. And that’s it. I don’t think I’ve ever read an entire Jane Austen book. I keep telling myself, one day I will read one of her books. One day. That day has not yet come.
2. Fifty Shades Trilogy
I guess now that there are four books it should be a series? I mentioned this one in a previous Top Ten list – ten books I would probably never read. Like Jane Austen, I gave Fifty Shades a try. (I should mention in fairness to Ms. Austen that I got much further in her book, whichever one it was.) I just couldn’t get into the characters or the story. Life is too short (and my to be read list too long!) to make yourself read a book that you don’t enjoy.
3. The Shack
I’ve heard some really great things about this book. I even have a copy of it on my bookshelf, courtesy of my mother-in-law. But reading the synopsis, it’s just not a book I want to start. It sounds so depressing.
4 – 6. Distopian Series
Distopian books seem to be all the rage, but they just don’t interest me. At all. So no, I haven’t read any of the following. And I have no plans to ever pick one up. Nothing against the books or the authors, it just isn’t my (reading) style.
4. The Hunger Games Trilogy
5. The Maze Runner Series
6. Divergent Trilogy
There are some hyped books I actually want to read. Really!
Okay, so there are a few hyped books that I’m probably never going to read. But never fear, there are some hyped books out there I haven’t picked up yet, but I want to.
7 & 8. Eleanor & Park and Fangirl
The fabulous Rainbow Rowell seems to make almost all of my top ten lists. You all know I loved Landline, and I can’t wait to read the rest of her novels. (Attachments, too!)
I have heard wonderful things about this book. It’s on my list. I swear!
I’m torn on this one. Again, I’ve seen and heard wonderful things about this book. But it’s a WWII book, which I struggle with. I have trouble reading most books that are about (or take place during) WWII. However, it will help me with my 2015 Reading Challenge (Pulitzer Prize-Winning book), so I’ll probably end up reading it.
I want a do-over.
As a bonus, here’s one hyped series I wish I could read again for the first time…
I am so envious of those of you out there who still have the opportunity to experience this magical series for the first time!
What hyped books have you not read yet? Any hyped books you wish you hadn’t read? You want me to read The Hunger Games, don’t you?
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