So, YES: I am finally hopping onto this bandwagon and participating in Top Ten Tuesday! (Mostly because I have NO IDEA what else to write about and every other blogger I know does this!) This week’s prompt is “top ten hyped books I’ve never read.”
So, I don’t read that many hyped books.
This is mostly because of my lack of money and expired library card, but call me crazy if I can’t afford to spend $20 on a new hardback book. I mean, I can barely afford e-books!
Sometimes, this is also due to the fact that I am a sad and lonely hermit and oddly find many hyped things unenjoyable. (This may be a side effect of me being completely out of touch with the outside world. Like, did you know they have computers whose screens you can TOUCH now?!)
ANYHOW, I am half-rambling here. LET US BEGIN THE LISTING. (But be forewarned: I was forced to pick only ten, but there are MANY books I have not yet read.)
1) Like half of JOHN GREEN’S BOOKS
I haven’t yet read Looking for Alaska or An Abundance of Katherines, and I don’t intend to read either! I read Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars and I didn’t… like them very much? Don’t get me wrong, I love John Green as a person (especially his Crash Course videos), but his books aren’t so much for me.
2) ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven (… not yet)
OKAY I CONFESS. I just bought this one. It was on sale as an e-book for $3 and I just… couldn’t… resist… SHINY.
3) WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
This won the Goodreads Choice 2014 award, and yet… I haven’t read it. I guess I just don’t feel compelled to? I’ve read the excerpts, and although the narration style is INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL… I actually haven’t heard a lot of good things about it? So maybe it can wait.
WELCOME TO THE beautiful Sinclair family.
No one is a criminal.
No one is an addict.
No one is a failure.
The Sinclairs are athletic, tall, and handsome. We are old-money Democrats. Our smiles are wide, our chins square, our tennis serves aggresive.
It doesn’t matter if divorce shreds the muscles of our hearts so that they will hardly beat without a struggle. It doesn’t matter if trust-fund money is running out; if credit-card bills go unpaid on the kitchen counter. It doesn’t matter if there’s a cluster of pill bottles on the bedside table.
It doesn’t matter if one of us is desperately, desperately in love.
that equally desperate measures
must be taken.
We are Sinclairs.
No one is needy.
No one is wrong.
4) IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
I wanted to read this one for a while, but… eh? Again, this’ll wait.
5) ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
I LOVED Fangirl. A lot. But I think Eleanor and Park is more romance-y than Fangirl, and I’m not a big fan of romance. A lot of people have recommended it to me, but I don’t think I’m going to be getting around to reading it anytime soon.
6) THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky
This is CLASSIC YA contemporary, so I should have read it. It combines two of my favorite genres: classics and YA. But alas, due to its unflinching popularity, the price has not yet gone down and I have not yet been able to reasonably afford it within the $16.03 I have left in Amazon gift cards.
7) RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
It’s exceedingly odd I haven’t read this yet, because my Tumblr URL is redqueenofbookland. I frequently get people asking me if my URL is based on the book. (It’s not. It’s a reference to Lady Macbeth.)
8) GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn
This is another Goodreads Choice Award Winner. My friend gave this to me for my birthday WAYYYYY back in October (… that was actually a pretty long time ago now), and told me to read it because it’s amazing.
Yes, I do have the best friends ever. Well, um, I don’t really read that many adult books? And there are so many other pretties sitting in my TBR stack. But I WILL get around to this one someday. Maybe just not… today.
9) DANGEROUS GIRLS by Abigail Haas
I’ve also heard great things about this one from Cait @ Paper Fury and Emily @ Loony Literate, although it’s not so much hyped, I guess. But it was on a display of recommended books at Barnes & Noble, so it counts. Plus, I’ve heard it compared to Gone Girl, but for teens (of which I am one), AND it has a trial in it, so that makes me kind of excited.
10) THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
DON’T MURDER ME. I love Maggie Stiefvater. I really do. But I’ve just… never… read any of her writing? BUT HER INSTAGRAM IS A FABULOUS THING. FABULOUS.