Top Ten Tuesday: Hype, Hype, Hype (Oh And I Still Haven’t Read It)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, participating book bloggers blog about their top ten lists.

This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

I’m fairly bad with keeping up on hyped books. I can safely say that I’m trying to catch up with reading hyped books and popular series but well… I’m trying. In fact, reading these somewhat hyped books is one of the things I’m trying to do this summer.

And yeah I don’t have super pretty book pictures but I do have two of the books on this list. That means I can actually take relevant book pictures and put this in my post. YAY! *Blows confetti everywhere*

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And yeah two of those books aren’t on this list but they are equally as hyped and yeah I still haven’t read them…. I have tried picking up Shadow and Bone though! It just wasn’t the right time for me to pick it up. I’m a mood reader, okay? You can also see the mess that is my room in the background. It’s also really awkward trying to take a picture when you’re also listening to a song called Porn Star in the background and half leaning against a wall. Thank you, August Alsina for making a song that is simultaneously super chill and super explicit.

And sorry for reposting this. I had to go into the code to fix the formatting so it wasn’t like reading the whole thing in caps lock >.<

  1.  The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
    I’ve read both Shiver and The Scorpio Races but I have yet to pick up the fan favorite, The Raven Boys. Part of it is laziness because I haven’t put a hold on it at the library but there’s also the fact that my friend wasn’t a huge fan and that scares me. I don’t always like being the black sheep.
  2.  Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
    First, I wanna say that I actually have a friend with the same first and last name as the author! And I’ve heard really good things about this teen author and how her book has well written characters. I love good characters.
  3.  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    Well my friend read it before the hype really set in but now I’m seeing this book everywhere because it won the Pulitzer. Even people at my school that don’t really read all that much have talked about this book. I have a pretty good feeling about it.
  4.  The Giver (and the rest of the series) by Lois Lowry
    Movie came out last year and everybody went to see it (probably because of Taylor Swift to be honest) and I’m still sitting over here refusing to watch it because I haven’t read the book. I have a gorgeous gray and red bind-up of all 4 books so I don’t know why I haven’t read it.
  5.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman
    Same as above. Except there’s the fact that I actually read Just One Day and I didn’t like it.
  6.  The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
    One of my friends is convinced that I will love this book if I read it. Of course I still haven’t so that shows you how much peer pressure works on me when it comes to books.
  7.  This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
    This one hasn’t had huge hype but it has a lot of… ninja hype? What I mean is that even if it’s not the most hyped book (as of now), I’ve seen people briefly mention it on blogs and social media and it’s done enough to really pique my interest. I see this book everywhere.
  8.  Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
    Same as above. Especially last year when the companion/sequel/sister novel, Dangerous Girls released.
  9.  Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
    Actually, you can just put all of Hoover’s books here because I swear I see her everywhere.
  10.  Splintered by A.G. Howard
    People at school have read it and there’s a few bloggers that repeatedly mention this book.
  11.  An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    I was going to end the list before I realized that this is quite possibly the most hyped book of early 2015. And yeah. I still haven’t read it.

And that’s my list! Is there anything I’ve missed? Tell me about any of your favorite hyped books that I (probably) haven’t read yet! Or if I have read it, let’s talk! 🙂


  1. No, it’s alright! The internet has a way of making things sound worse than they really are.
    This might be a bit abrupt but I’ve always wondered what people thought of what I did on my blog. Would you mind giving me an honest opinion on how I could improve? And I’m not calling you out for commenting that (as much as it sounds like I am), I’m just really curious and need an unbiased opinion. I don’t want to ask my friends because I think they’ll give me really biased answers.
    Ughhh I’m so worried that I sound like I’m calling you out. I’m sorry!!!!
    I’ll be honest here. As much as I love EXO (and Xiumin *coughs*) I was not the biggest fan of “Love Me Right”. Half it is probably the fact that I didn’t like dance and that the music video was so weird. But “Call Me Baby” is like my jam. (Shawty imma pawty till the sun down) lmao sorry Sehun but I had to

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  2. Oh, no, I don’t feel that way at all! I’d be happy to. 🙂

    This is going to sound so dumb, but I actually have real set standards before I follow a blog. And you met all of them since I’m a loyal reader of yours. 🙂

    1. I check my WP feeds religiously, kind of like how people scroll down their Tumblrs/FBs until they see the last post they last set their eyes on. So I don’t like my feed to be cluttered therefore I actually gravitate towards bloggers that usually don’t post too often. I find that the more time in between posts the higher quality they are.

    2. The blogger should be friendly and at least comment back at least to one of the comments I made on their blog. I personally feel a tad offended when a blogger doesn’t reply to my comment when it’s long and one in response to a post-reading question they had in their post. I totally get it if they’re busy though, I mean it happens! But if they intentionally don’t plan to ever comment back, they should at least like the comment or somehow acknowledge they’ve read the comment? It’s fine if it’s later in the thread, like if I commented on your post and you replied and I had a follow up reply to your response but then you decide not to comment to that because it would to be extraneous. (Oh gosh, I’m so bad at explaining. I hope you can follow that…)

    3. For book reviews I like it when they state the things they liked or didn’t like about the book instead of just summarizing the plot. It really shows the critic in them if they can pull that off.

    4. And there must be something special. For you, it was how we had similar interests aside from reading. So even if you were to write a more personal post, I still think I’d be able to enjoy reading it and having something to say.

    Of course, these “rules” are sometimes bent because I do follow daily bloggers. The third bullet is the most important thing.

    I also really enjoy your blog because of the readability of your reviews and writing. You do a nice job of being straightforward but still really thorough. I think, your reviews are longer than the average blogger’s but it works well. Also, you don’t participate in a lot of book memes and like to experiment with different posts (like your Scorpio Races discussion series).

    Overall, you’re a wonderful blogger, Kelly! I hope my unbiased (how do you know if I really am, though? ;)) opinion helped/comforted you a bit!

    AND LOL. I totally get what you mean about Love Me Right. From a non-dancer’s perspective, I think I liked the song more than choreo. AND YES, I’m a huge Exo fan and will never understand that video. Like how does the football come into play??

    And I’m still forever waiting the theme of the CMB Exo teasers to come back. It was so cool and gave me an Inception (the movie) feel.


  3. No, that doesn’t sound dumb at all! I’m the same but I’m also a lot more lenient nowadays. I’m really really hesitant to follow a blog that doesn’t always meet up to my standards.
    Aw thanks! To be honest, I use your blog as an example or when I need to cross check something on mine. I sound like a creepy stalker omigod I swear I’m not that bad.
    1. I get that too! I don’t check as often but I do try to do it every few days so I’m not trying to comment on five posts from one blogger.
    2. I followed it! And it makes sense to me. Blogging is a community so comments are necessary. Noted and now I’m probably going to try to be better with liking and commenting. I have a tendency to forget to like a comment that I actually did like.
    3. Ok so my reviews aren’t too lengthy? That’s really good because recently I’ve been experimenting with length and how much I like what I’ve written.
    4. Not sure how to respond to this but yay!
    If I’m being completely honest, The Scorpio Races discussion series was 100% for school. But I’m happy you enjoyed reading it! Maybe I’ll do a shortened version of it in the future.
    And it really did help me a lot! It helped me a lot with deciding on where I could improve and on what aspects I could grow. Thanks! You’re fab, girly.
    I spent too much time laughing at the LMR group teaser photo. The uniforms made them look so much more wimpy than they are. CMB teaser were definitely cool. There were too many of them but they were so artfully done. EXO-L’s unite!

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  4. Okay, so the creepy stalker bit made me very flattered. So there maybe something wrong with me. Totally kidding, you’re not creepy at all! Thank you!

    Oh and before composing this reply I revisited the original post to read what I said. And, omo, talk about typos galore. So sorry! I’m very unintelligible normally and as the day flies I get less and less coherent. And I like to reply to comments and comment late at night-which is so not smart.

    Anyway, I’m glad that you found this sort of helpful! And I totally think your reviews are at perfect length! I’m the one struggling with length, lol. My goal is always took keep it under 1000 (you’ll be surprised by how many reviews that I actually went over, OTL).


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