Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they suggest a new theme for bloggers to write about. This week’s topic was ‘books I read because someone recommended them to me,’ so I decided to talk about the books I read because they were so hyped on Twitter. I have serious FOMO, so if Book Twitter raves about a book, I simply have to read it.
The Cruel Prince
At one point, it was impossible to log onto Twitter and not see someone talk about this book. I finally picked it up last year, just in time to binge read the first two books before the last book came out, and I definitely get the hype for them!
The Poppy War
I kept seeing people talk about how this book destroyed their soul and crushed their hearts, and I’m always up for a book that will make me ~suffer~ so I instantly added it to my TBR. I finally read it the other month and though it was much darker than I expected, I was blown away by how incredible it was. And yes, I did suffer very much.
The Secret History
The Secret History was always one of the first books to be recommended for dark academia lists and it always seemed like everyone had read it, so I was intrigued. It was a very dark and dramatic read, and I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure it lives up to the hype as much as some of the others on this list did.
Sorcery of Thorns
I read Sorcery of Thorns at the beginning of the year after hearing about it for months, and it was such a great form of escapism for me! The magic, the characters, the setting, the talking books — I loved this book.
I was super late to the Graceling party — I’d had this book on my TBR for years. This book is another one that seemed like everyone had read and loved, and it very quickly became a new favourite for me, too.
The Kiss Quotient
I hardly ever read contemporary romances, but I saw that The Kiss Quotient was on sale, and I remembered hearing a lot of good things about it on Twitter, so of course I bought it. It was the perfect summer read for me, and I’m excited to read more from Helen Hoang.
The hype for Caraval was building for months before it came out. I remember the wait for this book to come out was torture, because it sounded so perfect, and all of the early reviews were so positive.
I’d had Shatter Me on my TBR for a long time before I read it, and unfortunately this was one of those cases of the hype building my expectations too high. I did enjoy it, but I think it was more of an average read for me.
Six of Crows
Need I say any more about this one? It felt like a crime not to read this with the amount of hype it has.
Strange the Dreamer
I won’t lie, part of why I was intrigued by this book was the fact that I kept seeing this gorgeous cover all over my Twitter feed. And then I read an excerpt and the writing was every bit as beautiful as the cover.
What books did you read because of hype/ recommendation? Were any of these on your list? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!