This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books I bought/borrowed because of the hype. I thought this week I would showcase all of the library books I have borrowed over the last year because they are so hyped. I have definitely been making a conscious decision to try and borrow the books instead of purchasing them in case I don’t actually end up liking them and wasting my money.
So these are 10 books I have borrowed from my local library because of the hype:
Save the Date by Morgan Matson – this wasn’t exactly the book it was more so because of the author.
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio – not as well known as some other books but enough for me to pick this up!
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – the most hyped book of 2019
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – After the movie came out it seemed like everyone read the books so of course I had to as well
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – I seen a lot of people reading this book at one point so I had to borrow and read it as well.
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence – I needed a new fantasy series to get stuck into and this one was very hyped on book tube
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – Another book that at one point it seemed like absolutely everyone read and loved
The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary – this book was promoted everywhere at one stage and I heard a few good reviews so I thought why not
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – when she announced The Starless Sea everyone seemed to lose their minds, I knew this style wouldn’t gel with me but I succumbed and had to give it a read
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – same as previously, portal fantasy isn’t really a sub-genre I enjoy but the hype got to me
I’ve been slowly dipping my feet into the sci-fi genre and have really enjoyed what I have picked up so far. I’m mostly only read series at this stage, I haven’t really encountered many stand-alone’s that I have captured my attention enough for me to want to read, though there have been a few. I think there are definitely some sub-genre’s that won’t appeal to me but until I actually pick up a few and give them a try I will never know… I am definitely open to any recommendations!
Here are a few sci-fi books I have loved:
Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
Impossible Times series by Mark Lawrence
Skyward series by Brandon Sanderson
Warcross Duology by Marie Lu
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2020. I have a couple of sequels and continuations of series, a few first books of new series from authors I love and a couple of books that I am intrigued about and have been a little bit hyped already before their releases.
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Expected publication Jan 7th)
The Night Country by Melissa Albert (Expected publication Jan 7th)
Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (Expected publication Jan 7th)
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Expected publication Jan 14th)
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Expected publication Jan 21st)
Crescent City by Sarah J Maas (Expected publication Mar 3rd)
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (Expected publication Mar 3rd)
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence (Expected publication Apr 30th)
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (Expected publication May 5th)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Expected publication May 5th)
This is my fourth and final instalment of my quarterly reading recommendations for 2019. Every 3 months I have been looking over all the books I’ve read in that time and picking out my top 10 favourites. Since its now the end of the year I will going through all four of these lists and picking out my overall top 10 favourite books of the year which I will be posting next week!
So in no particular order my reading recommendations for October – November – December are:
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto