Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Posted July 7, 2015 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday0 Comments



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I usually hesitate reading hyped books because more often than not, they tend to disappoint.  Same is true with movies, by the way.  So here are my top 10.  I may (or not) read them in the near future but I’m not really holding my breath.


  1. Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James – Can you say super hyped?  This made BDSM and erotica become mainstream and I still haven’t read it.  The worse thing about it is, my non-reader friends HAVE READ IT!  I started to read Fifty Shades of Grey and I stopped after 3 pages.  The writing was horrendous and after the reviews that I read, I am definitely not reading this.  And yes, I haven’t seen the movie.  But I have listened to Gilbert Gottfried read Fifty Shades and it’s pretty hilarious.  Oh and George Takei.
  2. Grey by E.L James – So this was just released and it is super hyped because it is supposedly Christian Grey’s POV.  From the backlash that I read, it was not what the fans were expecting.  So yes, add this to the list of books that I am not reading.  Oh, and there’s supposed to be two more of this sh*t!  Oh, and that hashtag.
  3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – I don’t really read non-fiction and I believe this classifies as non-fiction, self-help?  Anyway, I heard a lot of good things about this book – that it is supposedly life changing and all that.  Well, I hardly read self-help books and I’m not really a fan of those either after I read How I Kissed Dating Goodbye (this one is a whole lotta crap), I have steered clear from these types of books.  Another sad thing (or good thing?) about this is, my non-reader friends have read it!
  4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – Another non-fiction book that took the world by storm.  Yeah.  I keep hearing the Dog Days song and seeing Julia Roberts in my mind because of the movie based on this boo.  But despite all the pomp, I still haven’t picked up this book.  And based on the reviews, I will probably forgo this one.  Oh and yes, I also haven’t seen the movie.
  5. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – This is a best seller and I saw the movie (eh didn’t get it) but it really didn’t make me want to pick up this book.


  1. The Princess Diaries by Megan Cabot – I saw the movies, I love the movies, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book.  But I haven’t read it.  I’m not sure if I would ever read it but maybe with the newest book out, I may!
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry – I saw the movie and it sucked.  Big time.  Hubs and I didn’t like it at all. So, I may not eve read it.
  3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – Another book that I heard lots of good things about this one!  They said it’s in the Harry Potter vein so this should be interesting.
  4. Paper Towns by John Green – I have only read one John Green book and I loved it.  But I don’t usually read this genre so I will be passing this up.
  5. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – I love the series but I just couldn’t pick up this book.

Did you have any books that made my list?  If you’ve read any one of those mentioned above, which do you recommend I read first?  Leave them in the comments below.

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0 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

  1. rhireading

    Outlander was long and tedious but not bad at all. I can see why others are obsessed but it wasn't a book that had me rushing to the next one.

    Miss Peregrine's was one I listened to on audio because others had hyped it a lot and it was okay but hardly as great as everyone made it out to be. Very creative and unique yet not so wonderful I wanted to rave about it. Sadly, when I tried the next book the narrator had changed and the story itself was dull enough I didn't bother finishing.