Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Lived Up to the Hype

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

1.) Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This is probably one of the most hyped books currently. When it came out a few months ago, everyone was talking about it. And I get it now because this book was amazing.

2.) These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
When this book first came out, I saw it everywhere. Or maybe that was because the cover is so eye-catching. Either way, there was a lot of well-deserved hype/

3.) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
When I first started blogging, this was one of the series that every blogger and their mother was talking about. It was so freaking popular, and for good reason. I quickly became just as obsessed as everyone else.

4.) The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
This is another series that everyone was talking about when I first started blogging. I ended up reading it shortly before the final book in the series came out and I am so glad I did because it was worth all the hype.

5.) Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
This is a series that isn't universally hyped up, but in the right crowd people will not stop talking about how great it is. And I tend to run in that crowd and pile on the praise because it is really amazing and one of my favorite magical systems ever.

6.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I feel like Patrick Ness is a pretty popular author but there is so much hype around this book in particular. And after having read it, I can totally see why. It's beautiful and amazing and completely wrecked me.

7.) The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak
Speaking of books that completely wrecked me. This book is so popular that my brother who almost never reads fiction loves it. He bought me a copy Christmas and I was definitely regretting waiting to read it because it is that good.

8.) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This is probably the other most hyped book at the moment. But this book deserves all the hype. It definitely deserves to be on the NYT Bestseller List for as long as it has been on the list and super hyped up movie too.

9.) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
This is another book that was insanely popular when I first started blogging. I ended up reading Fangirl first and really loving it so I had to read this one and was surprised to find it even better and worth every once of hype.

10.) Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This is one of the rare books that had a lot of hype and I read early. But I won and advance copy and I read it and loved it. It is still one of my all-time favorite contemporary romances.

11.) The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This book was so hyped when it came out that it was called "the next Harry Potter." And while I do not think it is that level of amazing, it is definitely a series that is worth a lot of the hype it received.

12.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I know a lot of people are over this series, and I cannot blame them for that, but I am not one of those people. I love this series a lot. But you have to admit, when the first few books came out, this series was beloved within the community.

There you have it, all the hyped books that I think are totally worth all the attention they get or did get when they first came out. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Ooh nice picks! Seeing a lot of Cinder today! Sadly, while I do LOVE the Lunar Chronicles Cinder was a little hard for me to get into, Scarlet is what won me over eventually, but I still liked Cinder! It just wasn't a deep love for it.

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  2. Simon and SJM made my list. I was getting FOMO and had to read those, and I am a fan. I loved the Starbound series too, but I don't think the hype made me read it. I did read E & P because of hype, and though it is not my favorite RR book, I did really enjoy it.