Up this week: Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
I recently made a list of books I will probably never read (or finish), so this time I’ll focus mostly on books I haven’t read but intend on reading. I did add a few more that I probably won’t read just for fun.
1. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I started watching the Lord of the Rings movies before my “book first, movie second” rule came into play. I’ve started this one a few times and never got past Bilbo’s birthday party… you know, one of the first scenes. I added this book to my Classics Club list so I plan on getting to it in the next five years.
2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I grew up with this book in my house, but for some reason I never read it. Not to sound morbid, but I’m fascinated by the Holocaust, and I intend on reading this book for the Classics Club as well. I recently visited Dachau concentration camp, so my mind has recently been on this horrible time in history.
3. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Another Classics Club read! I started this book not too long ago, but my schedule made it impossible to dedicate the time to this beasty book. I’ve heard many good things about it and look forward to reading it.
Hyped Children’s / Young Adult Books
4. Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
This series got a lot of press — partially because people must have loved the books, and partially because the author was in his late teens when he published Eragon, which was a much bigger deal in 2002 than it is today. I own the first book, but I don’t know that I’ll ever get to it. I love dragons, but the dragons from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series take priority.
5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I love Rainbow Rowell. Eleanor and Park was an amazing novel. I haven’t read her other work yet, but a lot of bloggers and friends have been talking up Fangirl since it came out. I hope to read it soon.
6. Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
This is also considered a classic so it’s on my Classics Club list, but I decided to throw it in with the Children’s/YA category for fun. I’ve done well to stay away from the Narnia movies. I couldn’t even tell you if there are more than one of them out at this point. Anyway, these books are everywhere. They were at the level of Harry Potter popularity before Harry Potter came along. I know it’s still crazy popular, but come on… Harry Potter.
7. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
I don’t know much about this series, but I do know that it’s gotten hyped up over the years. I hear/read people talking about Cassandra Clare all the time. I don’t intend on getting into this series, but I could end up changing my mind. One of my good friends is obsessed, so she may end up convincing me to give it a try. Maybe.
Other Hyped Books
8. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson
I feel like the Millennium trilogy books have been popular forever, and a couple movies were made from the first book. Don’t worry, I haven’t caved and watched those either. Book first, I know. This is another series that I own the first book of and may or may not get to, but I’d be open to it if the mood strikes.
9. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
People are crazy about this book as well as Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret. This type of book isn’t really for me, but I’m sure it’s a brilliant read for those interested. You do you, readers!
10. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
I’ve never had much interest in reading this book. It got popular really fast, but I honestly don’t remember what it’s even about. It felt like it had some kind of cult following, or perhaps that’s what the book is about? Either way, I don’t plan on reading it.
Be sure to check back next week for another round of Top Ten Tuesday.
What are some hyped books you’ve never read? Do you want to read them?