Top Ten Tuesday: Oh Yeah! Believe the Hype?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is

Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

I usually wait until the hype dies down before reading a book. I’m always afraid it will fall flat, and I’ll be disappointed. However, over the last 12 months or so I’ve been pleasantly surprised at books that have lived up to the hype.

Books that lived up to the hype

  1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  2. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  3. Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  5. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Books I hope live up to the hype

  1. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  4. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  5. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Have you read any of the books on either list? If so, did they live up to the hype or fall flat?

27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Oh Yeah! Believe the Hype?

  1. I haven’t read any of these books yet. I keep hearing conflicting things about Ready Player One. Some people say the book is better than the movie, and other people say that this is the one time that the movie is better than the book.

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  2. Awesome list! Americanah is soo good. I only read it last year and I want to reread it again as well as buy a copy for my bookshelf. While it’s fiction, it really opened up my eyes to the immigration experience and made me look at things in a whole new way.

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  3. Excellent list, Erica! THUG made my TTT list too. It really deserves all the hype it receives and then some! I’m also hoping Americanah and Crazy Rich Asians are as good as their buzz suggests.

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    • Thanks! I’m trying to decide whether or not to reread the book before the movie comes out in October. I’m thinking I’ll do a book/movie tie-in review. I have heard nothing but good things about Americanah and Crazy Rich Asians.

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  4. I think that Ready Player One and Simon Vs. both lived up to the hype for sure (Simon Vs. made my list! 🙂 ) and YAAAS. Children of Blood and Bone and THUG ❤ ❤ <3. Great picks!

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