Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic was supposed to be about upcoming releases we’re on the fence about, but I didn’t want to put a damper on exciting upcoming releases, so instead, I decided to discuss 10 HYPED books I’m not sure if I want to read!
1. The Girl on the Train — Paula Hawkins
I’m actually interested in a few of her other books, but this one just sounds… maybe a little too ‘domestic thriller’ for my tastes?
2. I’ll Give You the Sun — Jandy Nelson
I have owned this for ages and I feel like everyone raves about it, but the synopsis does NOTHING for me so I never end up picking it up and I’m not 100% sure I ever will.
3. Red Queen — Victoria Aveyard
This is another one that I bought purely for the hype, but every time I see it sitting on my shelf, I’m like, “Ehhh… do I really wanna start this series?” It gets such mixed reviews!
4. Dark Matter — Blake Crouch
This is one of those books that I think will either totally captivate me as a thriller, or bore me to tears as a sci-fi novel (because I just don’t reach for those often!).
5. Aristotle & Dante … — Benjamin Alire Saenz
I know this is another cult favorite, but it’s never really caught my interest much. I mean, part of me really wants to read it and hopefully love it and get the hype, but I never can find the motivation to pick it up.
6. The Diviners — Libba Bray
On one hand, I LOVE me some paranormal historical fantasy. On the other hand, I’ve read some little snippets of this book and it honestly strikes me as a DNF waiting to happen, and I don’t even know why. 😦
7. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet — Becky Chambers
Sorry in advance because I KNOW some of y’all are gonna be mad at me for this one, but I feel like everyone loved books 1 and 2, yet almost every review I’ve seen of book 3 has been 3 stars or less. I hate picking up a series that has a bad ending, so seeing those poor reviews for book 3 is kind of off-putting for the whole thing!
8. Crazy Rich Asians — Kevin Kwan
I watched the movie and thought it was cute enough to MILDLY spark my interest in the books, but enough to actually pick them up? Eh… 🤷♀️
9. Passenger — Alexandra Bracken
This was one of the first ebooks I EVER bought. Ever. Let that sink in. Yet… I’ve had it on my kindle for years now and have never once even considered picking it up? Sigh. I think this is one of those cases where a few bad reviews made me wary.
10. Turtles All the Way Down — John Green
Here’s the thing: I grew up on John Green just like most of the other emo kids of my age did, and I loved his angsty manic pixie dream girls, too. As an adult, though, rereading his work? I still adore TFIOS, but hate literally everything else he’s ever written. I can never seem to decide if this one is worth the risk or not!