Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday are hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, and feature (you’ve guessed it) our Top 10 lists of various literary topics. This week, it’s all in the name of The Top 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read.

My list includes the following books:

While I have never read them until now, all these books are in fact on my TBR list. Yes, even Twilight. I always said I didn’t want to read them, because that relationship is not healthy and vampires don’t sparkle, but a found an English language copy on the local fleamarket for โ‚ฌ0.50 so I thought I might as well give it a try. Might clear my mind.

I actually used to ownย copies of Slumdog Millionaire, The Casual Vacancy, His Dark Materials and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.ย However, I had to leave them behind when I moved from England to Germany. Anything I hadn’t used (at all or in the last 6 months) went to The British Heart Foundation when I left. I’m still rebuilding my library and TBR.

A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games are on the list as I’m really interested in them, but have so far avoided the TV show and movies, respectively. That’s because I like to read the books first and use my own imagination before I watch te films or series.

Which hyped books have you never read?


21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read”

  1. Great post. I’ve never read any of these – but I have seen some of the TV/movie adaptations. Which actually makes me feel a bit ashamed of myself as I’m usually very much part of the “book is better than the movie” crowd.


  2. I try to avoid shows/ movies before I read the books too!! I’m doing that with The 5th Wave. Like I REALLY want to see the movie when it comes out, so I feel like I better get my act together and read the book. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ahhh I LOVE Game of Thrones! I’m like a 99% YA reader, so the fact that I adored GoT so much has really surprised me. xD I’m halfway through bk 3. (Omg, they’re so huge.)
    Here’s my TTT!


  3. I made it through the first half (I think) of The Golden Compass, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, when it was first published. (My husband enjoyed the Larsson books.) Some of those on your list, I’ve never heard of. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Uhhh *.* someone that lives in Germany as well (I’ve been born here), instant follow :). I’ve only read two books from your list. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower which I had to read for school, wasn’t really impressed by it, and Twilight… I liked them till I found something better ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nice list.
    Here is my TTT of the week


  5. I’ve read five on the list. Twilight is by no means the literary work of the century, but it is great fun. Wallflower made my list, I do want to read that one. Game of Thrones should have made my list, but it is one that I have zero plans on reading. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. I have GoT and Girl on the Train on my list too. I don’t know if I will ever read either of them, although I have owned copies of both. One was eaten by the dog, the other was loaned and never returned. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be…


  7. I haven’t read most hyped books. The Casual Vacancy and The Hunger Games are the only 2 exceptions on this list.


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