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

Posted July 7, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Pixie, Top Ten Tuesday / 11 Comments

Top Ten Tuesdays


When a hyped book comes out, sometimes everyone does this:

And everyone reads the book, and they lose their minds, and they all say:

And some of us are all like:

This week, Pixie and I share what hype trains we have never boarded.

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Lyn’s Picks

1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

 I was SO EXCITED about this one. However, after scanning the reviews for this one, and taking into account which readers match my taste the best, I have to say my feelings on it waned. There are too many books that are waiting to be read to skip them for a book I am pretty sure I will not enjoy.

2. Paper Towns by John Green

I’m over him.

3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I actually bought a copy of this one used, and I just sold it last week. I never had it in me to finish off the series. The second book really soured my feelings for the series, and I can now just go look it up online to read the end of the story.

4.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I actually plan to rectify this soon! I never read this in high school, and I wish I had this one assigned in English. I really enjoyed comparing my feelings of teen Lyn vs Adultish Lyn when it came to rereading 1984, and I am disappointed that I will not have the same experience here.

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Once again, I plan on reading this one. Since I was not in AP English until my senior year, I missed out on a lot of reading, and this was one that just slipped under my radar.

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Pixie’s Picks

1. Looking For Alaska by John Green

I’ve only read one book by him (The Fault in Our Stars) and while I did love that particular read–because it was a me read at that time, but I won’t re-read to ruin my experience–I’m not interested in reading anymore of his books. They’re way too over-hyped and some things just have turned me off. I don’t want to mess up the one good experience anyway. That’s that.

2. Vicious by Victoria Schwab

I still definitely plan to read this!

3. The Giver by Lois Lowry

I have heard about this book so so much, but have never really thought to pick it up. I feel like it’s one of those things where if I do, I’ll have really high expectations because of everything I’ve heard… only to get disappointed. So I always change my mind. I think I’ll read it eventually. I just need to find the right moment for me.

4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

This one got a lot of hype when it first released and I jumped at the first opportunity to buy it. Then it has sat on my shelf since collecting dust. LOL. Maybe I’m a little wary about being disappointed with this one also.

5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

OMG. I just haven’t got around to this one, but I really do want to! I plan to soon!

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Have you read these books? Are there any hyped books that you have skipped? Is it temporary or so you plan on never reading skipped hyped books?

11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

  1. Yeaaaaaah, I don’t blame you for not wanting to read Allegiant. It REALLY wasn’t that great. Also the more I think about An Ember in the Ashes, the more I’m disappointed with it. I loved it, but it definitely wasn’t perfect. But gah, Pixie, you NEEEEEEED to read Code Name Verity! SO AMAZING! I also haven’t read Vicious or The 5th Wave yet, but I want to. Especially Vicious.
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    • I was so over this series by the second book, and I just went ahead and read all of the spoilers, because, meh.

      A lot of people were miffed by An Ember in the Ashes. The first wave of reviews were so positive, but the second wave gave a better idea about the story, and I have really just no desire to pick it up any longer.
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    • Pixie

      I read a little over half of Allegiant, then skimmed the last half because I found out the huge spoiler (surprisingly I wasn’t spoiled release day/day after like so many readers I knew) and I was just over it. I basically hated the second book, too. But I really did love the first, I’ll admit. Ugh. I fell for the hype of Ember. It was… not good at all. SMH.
      Yes I know! I definitely plan to read Verity, at least before the year is up! And Vicious and 5th Wave. 😛 Lol.

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