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Top Ten Tuesday: What’s all this hype about?

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Hi everybody! How’s everyone’s week been going?
 If you want to see all the other top ten post head on over to The Broke and the Bookish.
Todays topic:
Hyped books I never read
1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I know..I know I need to get on this, but I’m afraid to read it and not enjoy it.
Is this worth the hype?
2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I’m not to behind on this one since it just recently came out. I might actually wait closer to when the second will be released.
Is this worth the hype?
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I just recently purchased the last book in the series so now I have no reason to not read them all straight through.
Is this worth the hype?
4.The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I meant to read this before the movie had come out, but didn’t get to it in time. I finally watched the movie a few months back, and now I might read the series.
Is this worth the hype?
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zakuso
I know when the movie came out it was kinda hyped up, and at one point I wanted to read it. Now I’m not sure. I still haven’t seen the movie either. So should I read it and then watch the movie, or what?
Is this worth the hype?
 
6. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I actually bought this book for my kindle when it was on sale, and was going to read it before I watched the movie. I didn’t do that instead I went ahead and watched the movie first which really didn’t hold my attention all that great.
Is this worth the hype?
7. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I bought this on my kindle and still have yet to get around to it. -shrugs-
Is this worth the hype?
8. The Selection by Kiera Cass
This was a toss up so  many people loved it and then so many hated it so I’m honestly not sure how I feel about reading it. I have the first on my kindle and the other two I bought at a signing I went to of hers.
Is this worth the hype?
9. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I feel ashamed to even say anything for this one. I’ve been trying since this book came out to read it, but I never have finished it. Someone tell me that it gets better because I only got like 60 pages in.
Is this worth the hype?
10. The Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien
I’m speechless really. I’ve just honestly never really cared for the books (or movies)
Is this worth the hype?
Runner-ups
1984 by George Orwell
This is definitely an older one. I purchased it a few months back as well, and thought I would give it a try.
Is this worth the hype?
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Not big on fantasy, but I hear the MC is kick ass, and I love good characters.
Is this worth the hype?
Of course there are SOOOOOOO many others that are all hyped up that I’ve yet to read, but these were the ones that came to mind first.
Tell me what are some of yours?
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3 comments on “Top Ten Tuesday: What’s all this hype about?

  1. For the Giver – I didn’t see the movie but at the time of The Giver’s publication it was one of the first dystopian books aimed at teens talking about heavy issues. But now there’s a lot of those but The Giver is well written, clever and engaging. The actor playing the protagonist is much older than the protagonist in the book.

    I read the Book Thief in my history class again I haven’t seen the movie. The book is bulky but it’s a surprisingly fast read. The Book Thief is a magical realism mixed with WWII and narrated by Death personified.

    I liked the Lord of the Rings series but I will warn you -if you don’t like fantasy or fantastical page long descriptions of trees don’t do it. The movies were excellent (the live ones not the cartoon ones) and really captured the vibe of the books.

    1984 is referenced so often and the movie was just horrible. George Orwell is a brilliant with allegories and is very anti-communism. If you haven’t read it already maybe try Animal Farm before 1984?

  2. I really liked the Giver and The Book Thief- such good books!

  3. I recently added Daughter Of Smoke And Bone to my TBR, the cover didn’t draw me in at all, and then I read the synopsis and it got me intrigued, so I’m willing to take a chance. I haven’t read LoTR yet either ! I have no excuse, I actually studied them during my first year in Uni and I wanted to, but my professor kept giving us bound photocopies from parts of the books. I intend to read them though.

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