Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic was a FREEBIE, meaning we each got to choose our own. I was having some trouble with this one until I started to think of a current phenomenon in my reading life: the anti-hype.
We all experience book hype. It’s all over blogs, twitter, youtube, instagram, etc. Usually it makes us want to pick up a book RIGHT THIS SECOND. But lately, I’ve been experiencing the anti-hype with a lot of titles, causing me to not want to pick them up (sometimes at all, and sometimes just for now). Here are some of those titles being affected by the anti-hype!
10. you by caroline kepnes
This is a creepier read that everyone has been picking up, and honestly, it is just not my genre. This is one I don’t think I’ll ever be picking up.
9. the fever series by karen marie moning
This is a series I’ve actually been meaning to pick up for some time. My good friend Sarah-Jane from The Book Life has been gushing about it since before I even knew her. But the recent influx of everyone reading it has turned me off to it…for now. This is one I will eventually get to.
8. the girl on the train by paula hawkins
Another thriller, which is just not my genre. Plus people have been saying it’s predictable. I’m on the wait list for the audiobook at my library, but I’m honestly in no rush. I might even pass it by.
7. miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children trilogy by ransom riggs
With all of the movie news and the final book coming out soon, you’d think I’d be all over this, right? Wrong. This is another one on the maybe pile. Creepy just doesn’t tend to be for me.
6. the vampire academy series by richelle mead
Iconic. But I don’t know when I’m ever going to have the motivation to pick up this huge series, plus it’s companion series. The more time goes on, the more I hear mixed things about it. I want to give it a shot, I just don’t know when that will be.
5. the selection series by kiera cass
This seems to be one of those love it or hate it series, and I think I will be part of the latter if I were to pick this up. Plus, I know how it ends. So what is the point…?
4. illuminae by amie kaufman and jay kristoff
This is an upcoming release that I grabbed an ARC of at BEA (they were handing this one out like candy). This one has been blowing up, especially on twitter and in the blogging community, but for some reason it is just not calling to me at the moment. I may try to pick it up before release just to see if it grabs me after all.
3. me before you by jojo moyes
Everyone has been gushing about this, and with the movie coming up it definitely has me intrigued. It doesn’t suit my mood at the moment though. I do plan on reading this one in the future.
2. nimona by noelle stevenson
I know I know. I own this one and everything. But I just have no motivation to pick it up at the moment. Eventually…
1. queen of shadows by sarah j maas
The book that inspired the list to be honest. The anti-hype for this one has been so real. I’m actually actively dreading reading it, to the point where I don’t even own it yet. There are a lot of things I know I’m not going to like about this book and I do not like how a lot of the series’ problematic elements are actively getting worse instead of better. Will I pick this one up eventually? Maybe. But not until I have stopped actively dreading it.
Are there any books you are currently experiencing anti-hype for?