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Happy Monday, Bookworms! Today, I’m going to be talking about hyped books! More to the point: let me give you reasons why I am WARY about reading hyped books.
I ALMOST always get disappointed.
I’ve read a few hyped books that DID NOT meet my expectations. I mean, after all the fuss and squees and positive reviews that I’ve read, my expectations are generally high. Unfortunately, some of them were just too much overly hyped.
I just can’t START reading them.
So there’s this really popular book. This book has been on my radar for months and finally, I caved in and purchased it. But yeah, I still haven’t read it. This is usually due to the fact that I am SCARED of being disappointed. I have been burned before.
When I see all the hype, my first instinct is to NOT read the book.
This is related to reason 1 and 2. Obviously, I am just scared to be disappointed by these books. I have been burned by hyped books before. And as much as I want to be a part of the conversation on Twitter, I just can’t stomach reading said hyped book right at that moment.
Now that I’ve given my reasons for not reading hyped books, Here are examples of books that have ultimately disappointed me. This is not to say that the book is bad, only that I was hugely disappointed by it despite all the hype.
There is a silver lining to all these, by the way! It’s when hyped books REALLY DESERVE THE HYPE! Yes, I have read these and I admit to being one of those who squee and talk non-stop about these books! Most often, I have read these books after the hype has died down a little.
Want to take a peek at the hyped books that I LOVED?
See? I’m not that evil! I have read hyped books that I really loved! But to be honest, I read these books a few months after all the buzz died down. Really!
Do you read hyped books? Or do you wait until all the hype dies down?