Top Ten Tuesday: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read


Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

– The many many books in the series makes me hesitant. But I might try it one day!

50 Shades of Grey by E L James

– ok so I flipped through this once at a bookstore. But what I scanned made me put it back on the shelf and back away, far away.

The Martian by Andy Weir

– I’m a little torn on this one. I saw the trailer of the movie and it looked like fun. Then I saw this post on Savidge Reads. Maybe it would make for a better movie than a book?

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

– Partly because it seems to be marketed for fans of Gone Girl, which I wasn’t a big fan of.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

– Not sure why I’ve never actually read this, despite having put it on my R.I.P. lists for a few years now.

Twilight (and everything else) by Stephanie Meyer

– Remember how hot these books were? Goodreads tells me it was first published ten years ago! Woah… I’m undecided about actually reading this, ever.

Delirium by Lauren Olivier

– I guess I was just tired of reading dystopian YA for a while.

Bossypants by Tina Fey/Yes Please by Amy Poehler

– I do realize these are two separate books but they’re kinda similar!

Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

– Rich people doing crazy things? I don’t know….

What are some hyped books that you’ve never read?




  1. I feel the same way about The Martian now after reading the review on Savidge Reads. A Game of Thrones can suck you in. After the third book, I needed a break and never resumed the series.


  2. I haven’t read any of these either, but I’ll probably read The Martian soon. My husband reviewed it on my blog last December. He loved it. He actually thinks it is probably better as a book than as a movie, but I’m not sure why (maybe because of the emphasis on scientific/technical detail?).


    1. Hmmm that’s an interesting thought. I am on hold for the library eBook and might have a look and see how it goes! I wonder if it would be more fun to watch as a movie if I didn’t know what’s going on in advance?


  3. I’ve just finished books 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much! 50 Shades of Grey by E L James – I think I’ll pass; it was on my TBR for a while then I decided, ok I have other things to read! I have The Martian on my TBR too, I’ll get around to it eventually.

    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – it’s a cute read. If you’ve got the itch, go for it. I read 2 of the 3 books and found the concept quite interesting.

    I read all books in Twilight a few years ago. Fun popcorn reading but it’s not something that should be a priority hahaha!


    1. Heh. I think there’s a part of me that’s still a bit curious about Twilight. Partly because vampires! Although I like my vampires more like Angel and Spike.

      And yes I think this is the year I will indeed read Miss Peregrine. Halloween perhaps!


  4. I haven’t read Miss Peregrine yet either! I think I’m just not sure how creepy it is and I like to sleep at night!

    I read Girl on the Train and I thought it was o.k. It just didn’t live up to all of the hype for me.


  5. I originally had Twilight and 50 Shades on my list, because both of them, no. Never. Ever. And I’ll probably never read Game of Thrones for the same reason I’ll never read Harry Potter–I’ve seen the show/movie and the time commitment to read such a long series doesn’t make sense when I basically know what happens (although GoT show is now veering away from book).

    I had already bought The Girl on the Train before the comparisons to Gone Girl started. I liked Gone Girl a lot, actually, but the comparison thing would never make me pick up a book because why would I want to keep reading the same basic premise over and over again? I haven’t read TGOTT yet, and will probably let it “cool off” before I do.


  6. I’ve only read a couple of these too, and even though most of them are on my TBR list, they are just kind of hovering there, not demanding attention.

    But speaking of rich people doing crazy things *grins*, I just finished Kevin Kwan’s pair of books, which were fun for some summer porch reading. I think the first one was pretty hyped, but I haven’t heard as much talk about the sequel yet. Have you read them?


    1. Ah Kevin Kwan. Well I really don’t know what to think about his books! I mean, for one, I appreciate more Singapore writing being brought to international attention but it’s not exactly very literary is it. Haha. I probably am putting too much thought into it. But I don’t really intend on reading his second book!


  7. I thought The Martian was excellent but there are moments of math or science nerdery that I could see making one’s eyes glaze. Girl on the Train — same thing, loved it (this time, in spite of yucky characters – glad I was forewarned about that). I opted to read that one primarily because of the London setting. I did not, however, read Gone Girl because so many people hated the ending. So, I can’t compare the two. As to Twilight . . . only the first book. I recall thinking there were exactly 2 scenes that I enjoyed. The rest was fluff and not for me, so I never read on.

    I’ve been avoiding the Game of Thrones books, partly due to my son’s description of them (he’s read them all) and I have no interest in either the Tina Fey or Amy Poehler books, at this point. I’m pretty sure both were offered to me for review. I’ve also avoided Water for Elephants (can’t stand a circus setting) and will not read Go Set a Watchman. In general, if I read an overly hyped book it’s because I found it *before* the hype. I’ve found that hearing too much about a book is a total turn-off.


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