Top Ten Tuesday #6: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic:

Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

This almost became a Wishes for My TBR post but then I realized that I’m not enthused to read some of these books.

Do I plan to someday read these books?

Yes, for:

Red Queen: I love the cover and I’m curious about the story.

Americanah: I’ve wanted to read it since forever.

The Girl on the Train: My cousin recommended it and I’m curious.

Maybe, for:

An Ember in the Ashes: I like the cover but I’m not enthused to read the story.

The Bone Season: I was curious because of the hype around it when it was just published but now that the hype has died down some, so has my interest.

No, for:

A Court of Thorn and Roses: After reading Throne of Glass, I’m not excited to read another book by Maas. I’m not even interested in continuing with the Throne of Glass series anymore.

The Da Vinci Code: I’ve heard about this book A LOT but though I found the movie interesting, I’ve never wanted to pick up the book.

Cinder: Eh, I don’t know. It’s a borderline maybe but today I don’t think I will ever read it. Maybe I’ll think differently tomorrow.

Not That Kind of Girl: I don’t ever intend to pick this up. At first I wanted to but now I don’t.

The Buried Giant: I’m not interested in reading this. I just want the dust jacket and covers.

Is there a hyped book you’ve never read? Please share below.

31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #6: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

  1. I put Girl on the Train on my list too. It is one of the most hyped books this year! I really hope it’s good. I have to agree about the Da Vinci Code – a lot of excellent actors were in that movie.


    1. It is! My cousin told me that GotT is great and a quick read but…eh, I’ve yet to pick it up. My reaction to it is similar to how I felt about “Gone Girl” curious but can’t work up the energy to get and read it.

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    1. Lol, I’ve felt the same many times when a hyped book lets me down but then I get curious about the next one I come across and the cycle starts all over again. It’s a tricky game, gambling with hype.

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  2. An Ember in the Ashes, a Court of Thorns and Roses & Cinder are all amazing books! I hope you enjoy them once you read them. XD The Girl on the Train and Red Queen are both on my list too. Great post! ❤


  3. I had the same problem when it came to A Court of Thorns and Roses. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to even start it, because I was not a fan of Throne of Glass. I am glad I did, because ACOTAR was SO MUCH better than TOG. It was so much more fast paced and did not drag on forever!


    1. That’s what I’ve heard about ACOTAR. It’s gotten many good reviews so far and I’ve only come across 1 bad one. But I’m wary around Maas’s books right now so maybe in the future I’ll take a dip.

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  4. I’m with you on Red Queen – I’m sure it’ll end up on my TBR shelf. I’m curious to know what you didn’t like about the Throne of Glass series, though. I’m one book in, myself.


    1. Well, I’ve only read the first book and I didn’t find Celeyna to be as impressive as everyone else thinks. She didn’t ring true to me so I found it hard to believe she’s an assassin sometimes and was enslaved. At first I was going to continue with the series since I’m told it gets better but I’ve decided not to. If you’ve already read the first book, then you can take a peek at my review here:

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  5. I didn’t really care for An Ember in the Ashes. It’s up to you if you want to read it; a lot of other readers enjoyed it more than I did. That’s the only book on your list that I’ve read. I might read Red Queen at some point, but it’s not high on my list of priority books right now.


    1. I think I’ll wait after the hype dies down and the paperback comes out to read “An Ember in the Ashes.” And I realize that I’m more so interested in “Red Queen” because of its cover. Shameful, I know.

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  6. I’ve read some non fiction by Dan Brown and it was excellent, but….

    Yay for not reading the da Vinci code, i don’t think its the worst book I’ve ever read, but it’s very similar 😉


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