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

I’m writing his in bed with a sore, sore foot in sunny Charlotte, North Carolina. Aside from grits, and learning to say y’all, we’ve had a short stay here that has been interesting. We’ve seen a lot of the place, more than many of the locals will have I am sure, but we’re ready to leave already. It’s getting hotter the further south we go, I think it might start to peak as we hit Atlanta and Montgomery.

No matter where we are, however, I am determined to keep up with Top Ten Tuesday.¬†I’m sure you get how it goes by now, so this week’s theme is Top Ten Hyped Books We’ve Never Read. There are lots of hyped books, old and new, that I have never read, and probably never will read, so I am mixing old and new hypes with this one!

  1. The Fault in Our Stars ¬†John Green:¬†Everyone was talking about this one a couple of years back, but it doesn’t sound like my cup of tea. Even though it has been made into a film, I don’t think it will ever enter my TBR.
  2. Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman: Unlike Fault in Our Stars, I do actually want to read this book. It has been hyped for a while now, it won countless awards 10 years ago, and has been rewritten for production by the RSC.
  3. The Goldfinch Donna Tartt: I saw a lot of people with this book on the train and bus before I left England, and on all the bookshelves of must-read book sections in the shops, and of course, as a Pulitzer prize winner. Despite this, I know next to nothing about the book or why it is so hyped.
  4. The Great Gatsby¬†F Scott Fitzgerald:¬†I have little interest to read this book after I saw the Leo DiCaprio movie adaptation, and after all the hype, I’m probably never going to read and enjoy it.
  5. A Game of Thrones¬†George R R Martin:¬†I know, this is not a good one to admit that I have never even picked up. But I haven’t, and this will change when I get home, but for now, A Song of Fire and Ice is the most hyped book series around now that I haven’t picked up.
  6. The Cuckoo’s Calling¬†Robert Galbraith:¬†Mum and Dad both think I would love this book, and when everyone found out that it was J K Rowling, it was one of the most hyped books out there for a few weeks. I probably should read this at some point.
  7. The Book Thief Markus Zusak: Not only so I want to read this, I probably should have already, but I have never actually got round to it. Now as I want to see the film, I need to read the book first.
  8. The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini: Yet another book that has been hyped for a decade and that I have never read despite the best intentions to pick it up. One day I will get round to it.
  9. Wuthering Heights¬†Emily Bronte:¬†I’m really not sure that I know anything about this except that blooming Kate Bush song, but if there is anything that will put you off reading a hyped book, it is that, right?
  10. The Help Kathryn Stockett: I think the film is probably more hyped than the book, but I want and need to read them both, hyped or not, so I chucked it on here too.

What hyped books, modern or classic, have you never read?


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