Top 5 Tuesday #55: Hyped Books on My TBR

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 hyped books on my TBR

(How many hyped books are on your TBR?? What are your top 5 that you need to read first??)


I went a little overboard choosing books to feature for this topic. I have quite a number of hyped books on my TBR since I do get caught up in the excitement surrounding books and become interested in them whenever I read a review that sings them high praises for being awesomely great or totally rips them apart for being terribly horrible. Either way, I’ll probably add the book to my TBR out of curiosity. Well, here are 8 hyped books I’d like to read at some point.

PROJECT HAIL MARY BY ANDY WEIR

I read his Martian and really liked it so I placed this one on my TBR since the high praises for it got me interested. Plus, I keep seeing it mentioned that Project Hail Mary is similar to The Martian, which is okay for me.

CIRCE BY MADELINE MILLER

I’ve wanted to read this book since I first heard of it and still I procrastinate on doing so, smh. I’ll get to it eventually. I have a feeling that Miller may become one of my fav authors.

AMERICAN GODS BY NEIL GAIMAN

I actually attempted this last year but DNF’d it because I wasn’t feeling it. I’ll try again before I decide whether to unhaul the book.

A MAN CALLED OVE BY FREDRIK BACKMAN

I’m so curious about Backman’s work. I’ve yet to read a negative review of it, or, if I have, it was one review and I’ve long forgotten it because his work has only received rave reviews so far.

SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

That Shadow and Bone TV show on Netflix has me curious about this one again. I wanted to complete the Shadow and Bone books before starting on this one, but I’m really not interested in Alina’s story, so I may just hop straight to Six of Crows.

EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU BY CELESTE NG

I bought a copy of this shortly after reading and liking her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere. I wanted to see how great her first book is since EVERYONE loves it.

AMERICANAH BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

This is another one that has been on my TBR for a long time yet I still procrastinate on reading it. It’s actually one of the 8 book I MUST read this year, none of which I’ve completed or even started.

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE BY V.E. SCHWAB

And this one made my TBR after all the rave reviews it has and still is receiving. I’m waiting on the paperback edition to be published or to find an edition with a better cover design before I purchase it and add it to my physical TBR.


So, have you read any of these?

Which one would you recommend I read first?

30 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #55: Hyped Books on My TBR

  1. I’ve only read Everything I never Told You and Americanah. The Celeste Ng was very good and Americanah is one of my favorite books.

    What happens if you don’t read the 8 books you “must read?” Are you going to set them on fire? 😉

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    1. 🤣🤣 I’ll be very disappointed with myself if I don’t read any of the 8. That’s a good question. I’ll try harder to read at least 1 of them this year.
      Oh cool! Americanah is a fav of a lot of my friends as well.

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  2. I loved Circe! Project Hail Mary was great, and I Loved Addie LaRue. I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove too, although some of this author’s books haven’t really worked for me. Gotta say, I’m in the minority on American Gods. I read it, but didn’t actually enjoy it, although in general I’m a Gaiman fan. I hope you enjoy whichever of these you read first!

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    1. Thanks! 🙂 I appreciate everyone telling me which ones they enjoyed, although it makes me want to start them all immediately, lol! I have a feeling that I’ll be in the minority on American Gods with you whenever I go back to try it again.

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  3. I loved Circe, such a great story and so well told. I could see myself rereading that at some point. And I’d love to try more of her work now, like The Song of Achilles. I also really enjoyed Addie LaRue. It did get a little long at times, but I loved how it began and the general premise.

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    1. I may end up turning to Circe soon. I have high hopes for that one. And I’d like to try Song of Achilles as well. My plan at first was to read the Iliad first, although that’s not necessary.

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  4. I’m really surprised by how often I’m seeing Circe on lists this week!! I’m also glad to not be alone in not having read it yet. 😂 Can lovingly recommend Six of Crows though!!

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  5. Circe is so, so good! I prefer it to The Song of Achilles, but both are excellent.

    I started reading Bardugo’s work with Six of Crows and I was fine with that. The Shadow and Bone books are fine, but Bardugo really stepped things up with her later books.

    I read a sample of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue via the Libby app, and I wasn’t sold on it. It felt like Schwab was making a major (and labored) effort to be all artistic with her writing, and if I had to read a whole book of it, I think my eyes would roll right out of my head. But to each their own.

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    1. Lol on your reaction to trying Addie LaRue.
      And I’d like to read Song of Achilles as well.
      Part of the reason why I wanted to continue with the Shadow and Bone books was to see how Bardugo progresses as a writer because I like doing that.

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  6. Oh I love Six of Crows and Addie LaRue! Really want to read Project Hail Mary as well!
    Hated American Gods though..

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  7. I LOVED The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue even though it seems to be a polarizing one, either you love it or hate it lol. After reading & loving Anxious People, I am looking forward to A Man Called Ove. I hope you find some new faves from this list 🙂

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