Top Ten Tuesday: Hyped Books I've Never Read

It's hard to believe that this is my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, considering how often I stalk both that blog and the many blogs that link up each week. But alas, after scouring my archive, I realized I've never actually posted one. Who knows, maybe something got lost in the move :)

Regardless, this week's a pretty good week to jump in (or back in) because there's about a gagillion hyped books on my TBR that I haven't read. Some of these novels are books I'm just not very interested in reading while others are ones I've been dying to read but can't find the time to, but there's one thing they all have in common: the hype for them is real, and sometimes I feel left out because I'm not part of the fandom. Ehh... I'll live or I'll read - probably the latter :)

 

Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan  

Ask any BookTuber. Percy is a god amongst book series. And honestly, I don't doubt that it's well-loved for a very good reason. But I'm just too old for it, I think. It's a middle grade novel and unlike Harry Potter, I didn't develop a love for it at the very beginning.

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 

Rainbow is my homegirl so of course I want to read this. I read and absolutely loved both Attachments and Fangirl, so I'm fully expecting to love this one just as much. The thing is, I've heard it's heartbreaking, and so I feel like I've got to be in a particular mood for it. Also, there are only 2 Rainbow books left that I haven't read, and if I go ahead and devour those, what will I have left?

 

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead 

Maybe it's because my teenage vampire obsession puttered out with Twilight or I found out about this series too late (like around when the movie premiered), but I never jumped on the VA bandwagon. And truly, nothing against it, that ship's kinda sailed for me and I'm okay with that. 

 

Red Queen by Victoria Ayevard

Red Queen was the book to talk about a few months ago. Seriously, I couldn't watch a BookTube video without hearing it mentioned. The premise interested me well enough so I added it to my TBR. But since then the reviews have been so mixed so I haven't be dying to pick it up. I expect to read it this year though, maybe. So many books, so little time.

 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Sometime late last year, this book was a big deal. Not only had I heard that it's a amazing debut to an amazing series, but there was this mild obsession with what people were calling "the hottest YA author ever" and I have to say, I think I agree. Not that I'd ever read a novel just because the author is cute. Of course not :)

 

Anything Brandon Sanderson or Neil Gaiman 

Specifically Mistborn and The Graveyard Book. This is kind of cheating, but in my book, it's one category because they are both phenomenal authors with tons of hyped books that I haven't read. It's actually kind of embarrassing to say I haven't read either of their books yet, consider how well-loved they are.

 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 

I've heard such wonderful, beautiful things about both Patrick Ness as an author and this book in general, but every time I have the "what to read next?" thought, I never think to pick this up, which really is a shame. I have plans to read it this fall and I really hope I do, considering I'm sure I'll love it. 

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

I've tried and failed multiple times to read this book. I don't know what it is. I just get to the end of the first chapter,the wife Amy goes missing and I find... I don't care. And I mean when you don't care about the whereabouts of the person upon which the whole novel hinges, what incentive do I have to keep reading? 

 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

It's been on my TBR list since at least 2013 because it's apparently everything nerdy and 80s and awesome, and I mean, what else could I possibly need?

 

I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 

Even before this came out, everyone was talking about it. And once I read the synopsis, I knew I desperately wanted to read it. Then add on top of that - this novel has been nominated for numerous award and won the Printz Award last year? I can't wait to get into this story! 

What are some hyped books you haven't read? Why haven't you read them?