Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

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This week we are discussing the top ten hyped books which I’ve never read. This will be interesting.

  1. Fifty Shades of Grey, which isn’t surprising at all that I haven’t read it, and I never will. That was so hyped a few years ago, actually blows me away
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I actually do want to read this one, but just haven’t got around to it
  3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, I’ve heard quite a lot about this one this year, more accurately I’ve seen people strongly recommend it, but I’m still oblivious to what it involves, it’s on my list though
  4. The Perks of Being a  Wallflower, heard quite a lot about this one a few years ago, was sort of interested, but just never got around to it
  5. The Lovely Bones, a few classes in school had to read this one, but I didn’t, and when the book came out, again there was a lot of hype. Wouldn’t mind reading it, but no rush
  6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson, with two movies made about in just about as many years, it’s safe to say there is plenty of hype here. Yet another one I wouldn’t mind reading, but I’ve heard that it was quite intense, so I’ve left it to later
  7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, just like Gone Girl a thriller which I’ve heard much about, and haven’t read, almost thought they were related
  8. The Catcher in the Rye (and I’ll just throw in Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 as other classics that sit on my shelf and wait)

I actually think I’ve read plenty of the hyped books, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, The Book Thief, Divergent, The Da Vinci Code. So my list is going to end a little short, over to you guys, what are some hyped books you haven’t read?

The Long Mars

This is the third novel in the Long Earth series by Terry Prachett and Stephen Baxter. I think it was an improvement on the last one, but it still didn’t blow me away. I somewhat enjoyed it, and I was interested in the general ideas. But, it just doesn’t quite capture me, and it doesn’t develop the ideas quite enough. It’s still a little stale. I just wanted a little bit more. Still I’ll read the next one, The Long Utopia, when it comes out this year.

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Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

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I’m back with a new Top Ten Tuesday, it’s been a while, but the semester is over which means I’ve got more time for blogging, and most importantly reading! This week it is about my top 10 books for 2015 so far, a nice way to wrap up the first half of the year. And when I’ve only read 20 books this year, it actually both makes it easy but hard to get to 10.

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The Blood of Olympus

The finale of the Heroes of Olympus series, and perhaps (who knows) the end of the road for Percy Jackson (though we do know that he will ‘narrate’ the Greek Heroes book coming out on August 18, which I can’t wait for), and it’s been a long road, with 10 books, a number of side-books, and a whole lot of monster fighting. I’ve loved the series, and I think I started reading it in 2011 (I know I read the first Heroes of Olympus book in 2011 as attested by this post, so presumably the first series was sometime that year), which isn’t as long as some people, and I wasn’t as young as some people when they first started, but it still has been a long while (the first was out in 2005!). And I’m very excited for Magnus Chase! Despite all this, The Blood of Olympus wasn’t as good a finale as I hoped.

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The Children of Húrin

This is the most recent work of Christopher Tolkien which relates to Middle Earth (all his other workings of his father’s works are other tales). And in fact, this story has been told in two other books already. In The Silmarillion and in Unfinished Tales, and in the latter of these, I purposely avoided reading the section which detailed the story since I had this whole novel to read instead. So in reality this book is just a more complete copy, and perhaps more definitive (but not definite seeing as JRR himself did not finish it, and I always wonder what he’d think of the published stuff, and how he’d have written it) version.

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The Girl With All The Gifts – by M R Carey

I believe I found out about this book through a recommendation by Mira Grant in a video she did talking about her book Parasite, and I don’t regret following her advice. This was a great book, and an example of taking a very well known ‘story-type’ (zombies) and putting a twist on it, and doing it well.

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Mockingjay Part 2 – Teaser Trailer

The time has come for the first trailer of the finale! And gosh it’s exciting! I’m so pleased to see a lot of events from the book. These trailers never fail to give me goosebumps. And now we wait for November…