Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Everyone and their mother was raving about this book last summer. I was tempted to read it, especially since it was so short. For some reason it just never happened. It waits patiently on my Kindle for the day I can read it and lie about the ending.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen - Should I put this on here because it's such a new release? Either way, I'm excited and terrified to dive into this one. Sarah creates such beautiful, raw, and real characters. With everyone claiming this is her "darkest" book yet, the emotional devastation Saint Anything is bound to inflict has me a bit gun-shy.

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen - I'm a little impressed I haven't read this iconic Sarah title yet. I've wanted to for years simply because it's so popular and tons of people have called this "the best" or "their favorite" one of Sarah's books. I'm hoping I'll be able to make time for it soon!

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Oh my lord. This book is total Dulcy-bait. There's a prince, a college setting, and a wonderful female lead. Everyone I follow on Twitter has raved about this book. It's coming up soon on my TBR-pile though, maybe even as my next read!

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - I'm convinced this book got a sequel based on how many people threatened to spill blood if there wasn't one. (Admittedly, that is how books get sequels these days in the cutthroat publishing business. But I digress.) Based on the collective fan freak out over this book, I feel like I need to read it or the fans will come and throw me into a gladiatorial-style fight to the death.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord - More Dulcy-bait! With road trips, musicians, and best girl friendships I'm certain I'll read it at some point. But, I'm a bit nervous about reading it because the blurb makes me think there's a love triangle. As those are my least favorite of romantic entanglements, I've stood back for the moment while the fans go crazy over Lord's books.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - I think this book got a whole lot of buzz when it first came out? It's becoming a movie right now, with Chloe Grace Moretz starring. I'm interested in reading the book because it sounds good, but I'm not sure. Maybe I'll wait for the movie on this one. Quel surprise!

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab - So, so, so many people adore this book, especially fantasy lovers. Schwab writes such awesome dark and wonderful books. I'm totally here for this. I just haven't been able to read it yet.

Anything by Rainbow Rowell - Rowell has four-ish books out and all but maybe one have been raved about in all the book blogging and tumblr circles I hang out in. I'm just not sure where to begin with her books. Eleanor & Park put her on the map, but Fangirl appeals the most to me. Landline and Attachments also call to me, so I'm just not sure. Anyone want to give me a hand and tell me which one to start with?

A series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - I can't believe I never got into this series when I was younger. Maybe it had too much of a "boy" or "Victorian" feel. Either way, it just never pinged my radar, even after the movie came out. Now I'm torn. I don't think I'll enjoy it as much now as I would have when I was younger, but I'm curious enough to finally read the series. So, what do you think? Am I too old or will I still enjoy this one?

Happy Reading,


  1. I did read the whole Lemony Snicket series when my children were younger. I loved it in the beginning, but less so towards the end.

  2. We have lots of the same ones! I did read the 5th Wave though, and was pleasantly surprised by it.


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