TTT: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read.

Never gonna happen:

  1. The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
  2. The Fifty Shades series by E. L. James
  3. Divergent series by Veronica Roth





Meh, doesn’t interest me:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins
  2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan





I tried, I really did:

  1. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
  2. Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
  3. The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey





I need to get on this:

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak





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35 thoughts on “TTT: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

          • mtsedwards says:

            Ah, no worries. Remember, I’d been maundering on it myself. And now I feel terrible making you go through all that reading and then turning right around and throwing out practically all of it in my revamped plan of making it a standalone. Am also thinking of making it third person limited POV from David’s perspective, which means excising all the parts with the Borea boys. Decisions, decisions…


  1. Yvo says:

    Twilight was horrible and I didn’t really enjoy The Book Thief either… And I don’t think I will ever pick up Fifty Shades Of Grey or Anna And The French Kiss. I really enjoyed Throne Of Glass though and I will probably start reading The 5th Wave soon.


      • Yvo says:

        I wasn’t convinced by the prose: too many unnecessary German words and translations, a lot of swearwords… And seeing things through the eyes of Death is original, but sometimes the paragraphs gave away spoilers. I did like the plot and characters though.


          • Yvo says:

            Very true. I still gave it a 3 star rating back when I read it if I remember correctly… I just wasn’t as overwhelmed as most people.


            • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

              Having now read the first 20% I find that agree with you. The overuse of German words followed directly with their translations, the constant swearing, and Zusak’s writing style are not for me. I think when I really want to read about the Holocaust I’ll stick with first hand accounts, like The Diary of Anne Frank or The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

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              • Yvo says:

                I guess Zusak’s writing style is not for everyone… I prefer WWII memoirs myself as well. Have you read The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman? It’s one of my personal favorites.


                  • Yvo says:

                    It’s definitely a great way of learning more about what happened during WWII… I wish my professors would have done the same. The Pianist is a really strong memoir and they even based a movie on it.


  2. Gracey the Giant says:

    I read the first Twilight book because it came highly recommended by a friend, but wish I hadn’t; it was terrible. I feel bad because Stephanie Myer has a great imagination, but she is not a good writer. At all. I stopped after the first book and don’t regret it.

    I actually did read the Divergent series. I thought the first book was pretty good. The other two just got worse as they went on. You’re right to skip those.

    I love the Song of Fire and Ice series. I’m all caught up and eagerly awaiting the next one, but I totally support your skipping of 50 Shades of Gray. I’m just not interested in that series at all.

    I too need to read The Book Thief!


  3. Bridget says:

    Highly recommend The Book Thief, as I see other commenters have as well. And I too got stuck on Game of Thrones—I made it about halfway through A Feast For Crows before giving up (and that was my second go-round; the first was before it was widely popular and a friend who is a HUGE fantasy fan told me to read it. I bought it, read about 20 pages, and didn’t pick it up again for about six years).


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