Top Ten Tuesday – Blame the Hype

Posted July 7, 2015 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 5 Comments

The following books/series are ones that everyone has read. But me of course. For most of these it’s because I’m waiting for my expectations to die down and/or I’m just worried that I won’t love them as much as everyone.

Do you have a favorite on here? Feel free to do your best to convince me to bump this up my reading list. 🙂

Abhorsen series by Garth Nix

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I’ve only recently really gotten into the fantasy genre, so I’m admittedly pretty far behind as it is. This is one I’d really love to get to though. The audiobooks are narrated by Tim Curry so I’m eager to go that route.

Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce

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As I mentioned, my experience in fantasy is lacking. Here’s another that is well-loved (possibly more so than the Abhorsen series) that I just haven’t yet been able to make time for.

Eon series by Alison Goodman

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Hey look, more fantasy. Don’t worry, I’ve got plenty of contemporary coming up. Wendy has been recommending this series to me for years and I should really know by now that all her recommendations are spot-on. I made the mistake of checking the physical book out from the library instead of just getting a Kindle copy though. (It’s a beast.) Silly, I know.

Anything by Sarah Dessen

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I know, I know this is terrible. What’s even worse is I have somehow managed to gain possession of SIX of her books. Six. I’ve been told to start at the very beginning, with That Summer, that Sarah uses tidbits from previous books? But I’ve also been told that’s not her best one. Advice?

Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty

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I think this series has been on my “Okay THIS summer, I’m totally reading this” for many, many years. It’s already July so I’m not going to attempt to make that promise again. Maybe I’ll read it in December just because.

Various contemporaries by Courtney Summers

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I read This Is Not a Test and was one of the few that didn’t care for it. It wasn’t until I reluctantly picked up All the Rage earlier this year that I decided I had to read the rest of her contemporaries because wow.

Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins

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This one has been on and off my TBR after reading various reviews. It goes back on when I realize I want to find out for myself if it’s as horrible as some people say, and as wonderful as other people say. Someday I’ll find out.

The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey

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In recent years I’ve become a huge fan of horror. Books, not movies. You couldn’t pay me to watch a scary movie. (Anyone else this way?) But this series sounds like such a me book and yet, unread it remains. And side note: how awesome are those new mass market covers?

Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi

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There’s really no reason for this one. Sci-Fi dystopian stuff is so a me book. Maybe because I was burnt so bad by the Shatter Me series? *shudders*

Guards of the Shadowlands series by Sarah Fine

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I haven’t actually read anything by Sarah Fine and I really kick myself for that. Her Shadowlands series has received nothing but praise and I really ought to get on it.



5 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Blame the Hype

  1. I highly recommend the Eon duology and the Alanna quartet (and all the rest of Pierce’s books set in Tortall). From what I remember, the original three Abhorsen books are also good, although I haven’t read the newest yet.
    I have read one Dessen, but I’m planning on trying another this summer. I’ve heard that The Truth About Forever is one of her best ones, so I think I’ll try that one out. I don’t care about much about the Easter Eggs in her books, though.
    I also prefer horror in books to movies. The new covers for the Monstrumologist series are pretty cool – I’d like to start reading those at some point as well.
    I hope you’re able to start at least some of these soon!
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