Top Ten Tuesday

Hi Book Lovers

Let’s start out this TTT with not one but two sleeping dogs.

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Okay, since that is done, let’s move on to this week’s TTT:
Popular books that have lived up to the hype.

This week’s list isn’t a full ten books. I only listed eight. Oh well!

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Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
This was a book I felt like EVERYONE was talking about (more so recently when Obsidio was released), but I finally picked it up and I loved the crap out of the entire thing. The story is cool yet slightly creepy, the characters I loved, and the writing style is unique. Totally embraced the hype on this one and I’m sure glad I did!

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An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
Before A Torch Against the Night was released, I kept seeing An Ember in the Ashes all over – to be honestly I mostly was interested in this book from the cover. However, once I picked it up I fell in love and even after re-reading these two in anticipation of A Reaper at the Gates I still think the hype around them is legit.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
While a slightly “older” hype I still see this pop up frequently for many readers as a favorite and there’s a reason for it. The story is told from Death and it’s around the topic that tugs at my heart: WWII.

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer
When I first got this book in a book box I was slightly terrified of the size (it’s huge). However, I actually enjoyed the story (and the cover) and fell in to the hype around this story like so many others.

Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Again, this is from a few years back. However, I kept seeing people read and rave about this story. I couldn’t avoid it and one day caved into picking it up. I felt sick, happy, sad, and stressed over this story and it deserves all the kudos it has ever gotten.

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Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
COME ON. Did you think for even a split second this wouldn’t be on my list? It’s worth every second of my time. Every. Second.

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I was OBSESSED with this at the same time everyone else was. I wanted EVERYONE to read this (I still do). Besides, the cover is gorgeous.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry
This story was good when it was big, even wayyyy back in the day (I’m like a hundred at this point, I swear). It’s not only still good but it’s such a great story that deserves to be loved and cherished. I love this story.

I feel like a lot of the “hyped” up books NOW I’m too afraid to pick up so they sit on my shelves despite my eagerness to read them (hypocritical, I’m aware). Still, finding a book that people love to rave about and enjoying it just as much as the masses always fills me up. While it may not always happen, I love being able to devour a book so many others also love.

  • What books made your list?
  • What are is the “oldest” popular book that lived up to the hype in your collection?
  • What about the “newest”?

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