Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Top Ten Tuesday: Hyped Books I Haven't Read Yet!
Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by the fantastic people over at The Broke and The Bookish! Covers link to Goodreads.
Today's topic is: Really really hyped books that I haven't read yet.
Now, this list could stretch a mile long because I am slow in catching up on all the books that I missed during my non YA reading years where 90% of the books I read were written by people who are dead by now.*
*This period of classics-inundation has taken up 89.47% of my life so far. That only leaves me with 10.53% of my life to have caught up on all the live authors. Cut me some slack.
SO. I'm going to try to focus on more recent releases (as in, last two/three years). And I promise, most of these are on my TBR.
I confess, some of these I don't have the slightest idea what they're about, even though I feel like people have been talking about all of these for AGES.
Also, I don't know if these were necessarily "hyped." They're just big name titles that get thrown around the YA-verse a lot.
I blather too much
Let us begin
1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Apparently this one is really intense and mysterious and suspenseful and thrilling.
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
My sister started reading this at one point (she borrowed it from a friend and only had a chance to read the first chapter). She said it was good and intriguing. It looks good and intriguing. I have no idea what it's about other than creepy children, which you can guess from looking at the cover.
3. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I also have literally no clue what this one is about. Is it fantasy? Dystopia? Is it even magical? I sometimes just decide I'm too good to read GoodReads blurbs.
4. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Again - drowning girls? Maybe? Is that what it's about? *shrugs*
5. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Now this one I've actually read the blurb for and vaguely know its premise. (Applaud me, people.) And it actually sounds super interesting! I wants it.
6. Paper Towns by John Green
Frankly, I've not read anything by John Green other than TFIOS, which I thought was okay. (No pun intended, I promise.) Everyone says I should give him another chance. The Paper Towns movie is coming out, and everyone's in a tizzy about it, but I might skip it and try Looking For Alaska, since that seems to be the general favorite among John Green fans.
7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I feel like I might be over it before I've even read it. But I should give it a chance, no?
8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Huzzah and confetti, I got this book from the library last week and it sits on my shelf waiting to be read! Again - no clue what it's about. But I know Laini Taylor has pink hair, so that is a point in this book's favor.
9. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
EVERYONE says this is a great apocalyptic thing. I haven't read any apocalyptic books so I may have to pick this one up...?
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
I knew I had to put this one on here. Don't get mad at me. I've read all the other ones! (Sometimes saying "I've read all the other ones!" somehow makes people madder.) *hides*
Which hyped books have you not yet read? Which on my list should I read next? (Other than Daughter of Smoke and Bone because I have that one on my shelf, so it has a pretty good chance of being my next read.) Do you think any of these were overhyped? Or which ones earned their good name?