I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's prompt is:
Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read
I think there might be a tendency for this topic to feel like a giant guilt trip. We call ourselves readers, but we've never read "fill-in-the-blank-popular-staple-in-literature." But, really, let's be honest. There are so many wonderful books out there, there are bound to be some winners that slip through the cracks, no matter how we try. Plus, in some cases, we purposefully let certain books slip through the cracks, if we know they're not our style. So, rather than having any shame associated with this post, I'm just telling the truth: here are ten books that the world has told me I should read, but that I haven't actually read yet. (And, spoiler alert, I'm generally okay with it.)
Although I have been known to seriously love WWII fiction, this one just hasn't appealed to me.
I already know this one and I won't get along, so I think it's best for everyone that I skip it.
I accidentally read a spoiler, and now the mystery is kind of ruined for me. It's a shame, as I think I would have liked it.
Despite loving her other work, I just never got around to this one.
I've read all three books in his LOTR series, but have never picked up this one. I think I'd like to read it aloud to my kids when they're older, though. So this book's place on this list is likely only temporary. (Though my taste for it may be a little sour after those, ahem, overdone films.)
Actually, I devoured Montgomery's Emily books when I was a teenager. Not sure why I never read the ever more popular Anne. Maybe someday.
Tina Fey is a hoot. I feel like I would like this book, I just never prioritized it.
This is another "someday" book.
I feel like this book will make me cry, which is probably why I have avoided it. I'm not a big fan of crying.
I've wanted to read this book for ages. I haven't yet because it is monstrously large. But I am determined to read it anyway. One day.
What hyped books have you never read, ether intentionally or unintentionally?