Monday, 6 July 2015

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top 10 Hyped Books I Have Never Read

Hello all you beautiful bookish people! Today I will be completing my second 'Top 10 Tuesday' list, started by The Broke and the Bookish. I think today's might be quite a short list, as these books are so famous they don't need much introduction!

So, here we go...bring on the hype!

10) Game of Thrones - waaay too big, and I couldn't not finish the series if I started!

9) Any Dickens! I just can't face it!
8) The Lord of the Flies - should I be ashamed of this?
7) Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses series
6) The Lemony Snicket 'Series of Unfortunate Events' - I just couldn't get into them when I was young!
5) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - I am desperate to see this on stage, but wouldn't dare without reading the book first!

4) Divergent series - I don't know what to think of these, but they're not high on my TBR list!
3) Twilight, not ever.
2) The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit - one of the only books on this list that I am actually really excited to read...I probably have my boyfriend to thank for that! Also...would someone pretty pleaaase buy me these covers?! I love them so much!

1) The Fifty Shades of Grey series - never in all my years of working at Waterstones have I ever seen book hype as big as it was for the FSoG series! Absolute CRAZINESS!

I am sure there are people reading this who think that my preconceptions of some of these books are totally wrong (they usually are), so please get in touch! All I need is a bit of a push in the right direction :) What 'hyped' books do you really feel you should read?


  1. Great list! I have read the Curious Incident, you should totally read it as well! I haven't read any Dickens either, which is shocking considering my affinity to classics!

    Ben @

  2. I loved Curious Incident and Divergent but the series does get a lot worse as it continues so if i was you I would just read the first one.

    1. I can't wait to read Curious Incident...definitely need to steal it off my brother soon! :) That would really pain me though, if I start a series it bugs me if I don't finish it, no matter how bad it is haha! :) But thank you for the tip!

  3. I'm excited to read the Lord of the Rings series, too! I could kick myself for not having read it already... And I'm with you on the Twilight series. Just not my thing.

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

    1. Yay, it is so daunting though because they books are so big! Think I'll give myself an easy start with the Hobbit, then see if I can face the trilogy! :)