Top Ten Tuesday – Hyped Books I Have Yet to Read


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list my Top Ten Hyped Books that I haven’t read.


I tend to steer away from books that seem way too popular. It’s been my general experience that I get my hopes very high and then find myself disappointed. I probably will never get to any of these titles listed here, but never say never right? After all, I read (and loved) The Book Thief after swearing up and down to everybody that I am going to hate it.

That said, here’s my list.

  1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green – I know this book has been all over the internet, a movie was made based on it, and though I keep intending to read this sometime, when push comes to shove, I always pick something else.
  2. Paper Towns by John Green – Actually, I should amend this list to say any book by John Green. They all seem to be tremendously popular and I keep telling myself I should give him a try, but somehow it just never happens.
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – At the time these books came out, I was just tired of all the YA trilogies floating around, and so never felt inclined to pick these up in spite of all the rave reviews. I know I”ll probably like them if I do read them, but somehow, they now just seem old and dated, and not very interesting.
  4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K.Rowling – I love Rowling’s work and when I heard that she had penned a mystery, I was so stoked to read it. That is, until I read the book blurb, that it was about the murder of a supermodel, which seemed super-boring. And then I read an extremely spoiler-y review that I am still trying to forget. Maybe someday I will read this book, and hopefully I will enjoy it.
  5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner – I haven’t read this book/series, but I plan to and hopefully soon. The premise has always sounded super-interesting to me, and I will be reading these books sooner rather than later.
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  7. Fangirl and/or Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell – Like John Green, I haven’t read any of Rowell’s books. What can I say? Too many books and just too little time to read. That’s the only way I can justify this one.
  8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver – This is just awful. I am not sure whether I have read it or not. I do know that I read a Barbara Kingsolver book when I was on vacation a year ago, but I never got that involved in it, don’t even remember its name or its plot, had a total brain fart and never even logged it on the blog.

    Now when I read the book blurb, I am just not sure, and so I don’t pick it up. What if it turned out that I have actually read the book? Who wants to reread a so-so book only to find out midway that aha, you already know what’s up. And does this happen to you too? Please tell me I am not the only one >.< .

  9. A Discovery of Witches and its sequels by Deborah Harkness – This is definitely something I have to remedy. I do want to make sure I am in the right mood though to really immerse myself into this chunkster.
  10. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathy – I mentioned in this vlog that this series is tremendously popular here in India. Again, like The Hunger Games trilogy, I feel like I have missed the boat on this one and don’t feel inclined to even give it a try at this point.
  11. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY I know is talking about this book. I sometimes feel like I am not serious enough about my career. Otherwise, I would have read this book, right?

So these are the top ten hyped books that I haven’t read. Did you notice how many of these books are part of a series? I think that’s why I hesitate to start. It’s such a commitment to read three or more books in a series.

What hyped book have you decided to skip, or are waiting to read?


    You should definitely try John Green. He is now one of my fav authors and TFIOS is just too awesome. I liked Hunger Games too but I read only the first part. I felt it was too violent. Maze Runner was good, you should read it. And Lean in too! I found it motivational and inspiring. Rest of the books on your list on my to-read list πŸ™‚

  • Oh, I had to clasp my hands together when I got to the Rainbow Rowell part of the list. I just reread Eleanor and Park last night and loved it all over again. You should prioritize that one. It’s aces.

    • Nishita

      @readingtheend:disqus If you say so, I should πŸ™‚ . Your recommendations have always worked for me.

  • natasha stander

    That is a great list! I can definitely recommend Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor and Park. I know they are very popular right now, but it is with a good reason. Eleanor and Park might just be on my favorite books ever list!

    • Nishita

      @natashastander:disqus OK, definitely adding these to my must read list. Not sure when I”ll get to them though. So many books, just not enough time to read them all!

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