Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read. After a few less-than-pleasant experiences with over-hyped books, I've become a little hesitant when it comes to reading books with lots of hype. That's not to say that I'll never read any of these; I'm just a little wary of them:
Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read:
by Stephanie Perkins
This book (and its companions) seem to make it onto lots of people's "favourites" lists... but I've yet to try it. I'm not a huge fan of contemporary, so that may be why.
by Cassandra Clare
I haven't read any of the millions (?) of books by Clare, so I can't speak to their quality. I've avoided this author for other reasons. Her books seem to be quite popular in some circles, though.
by Sarah J. Maas
I do like fairytale retellings, and this one has been getting a lot of buzz. However, I didn't like Throne of Glass, and I've read some things in reviews of this book that I find a little concerning. I might read it one day (especially if I really feel like reading yet another "Beauty and the Beast" retelling), but I'm in no rush to do so.
by Dan Brown
I tried to read this one years ago, but I just couldn't. That scene where they were trying to escape from the Louvre in the first part of the book? Yeah... that's as far as I got. Because they were escaping... and escaping... and escaping... and OMGjustdoitalready! Ahem... sorry. In other words, I was very bored.
by Veronica Roth
When the third book in the series came out, there were spoilers everywhere about the ending... so I already know how the trilogy ends and I haven't even begun! It's just as well; this one doesn't really interest me, anyway.
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Remember when everyone was reading this book? I thought it sounded dreadfully boring (I still do). I guess I'm not enlightened enough to enjoy a memoir on finding yourself through food and meditation...
by Rainbow Rowell
Out of all of the books on this list, this is probably the one I'm most likely to read. I haven't read any of Rowell's full-length books, but I did read one of her short stories, and it was one of my favourites of the collection.
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Okay... I've read The Hobbit. It's a fun story. But this? This is just too long. I've never been able to get more than a few pages into this first book of the trilogy without completely zoning out. I even found the movie to be pretty dull. I'm just... not a fan. And if I never get around to reading this trilogy (or seeing the entire movie series), that's perfectly fine with me!
by E. L. James
Nope, nope, nope. This book is a perfect example of how hype does not equal quality. Or decency.
by George R. R. Martin
I still haven't decided if I want to read the books or just binge-watch the TV series at some point when it's all finished. I'm unfamiliar with Martin's creation, in any case. But I am a little wary; I'm afraid my complaints about this series will be similar to those about Tolkien's.
Which hyped books have you not had a chance to read yet?