I stumbled when I saw the prompt for this week. I did. You want to know why? Of course you do, everything I say is monstrously interesting. I HAVE READ MOST OF THE HYPED YOUNG ADULT BOOKS. Peoples, I made it my business to read hyped books. Mostly because I wanted to be able to converse with anyone and everyone on all the books. So there are very few YA books I have not snabbled and gobbled.
So my books listed this week are only somewhat famous and somewhat hyped. And you know what?
I’m actually monstrously pleased about this. It is my goal in life (well, my goal and my seven clones’) to read all the books of ever. We are clearly making headway. I am so proud.
\\ Also, I do not own ebooks of any of these. I’ve simply glued the covers onto my iPod because it’s been, like, two days without a post with photos in it and do you want me to go into withdrawal? //
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
If I even blink at instagram, it throws me two dozen pictures of this book, meaning either a) it’s highly popular or b) it’s highly photogenic.
The only reason I haven’t read this suspiciously photogenic book, is because it looks rather sappy. But I’m going to be forever curious unless I try it so: ONE DAY.
2. ALL THE SARAH DESSEN BOOKS
I’m always seeing people reading a Dessen book. An old one. A new one. THEY ARE SERIOUSLY EVERYWHERE. I haven’t touched them because they look fluffy, although Saint Anything calls to me. I think this is mostly because the title makes zero sense and I’m intrigued.
3. OH. ALSO ALL THE KATIE MCGARRY BOOKS
I HAVEN’T READ THEM BECAUSE KISSING COVERS. Ha. I’m joking.* The real reason I haven’t tried her work is…are you ready for my utter slackness? The book is quite thick. I just never feel like attempting it. Every time I walk past it in the library I think, “Erm, next time.”
* I’m also not joking.
Apparently everyone loves this book. I’ve yet to hear a bad review! Apparently it’s adorable and feelsy and features food. Oreos in particular. Seriously, why haven’t I read this book if it features FOOD? Hype can’t be wrong when chocolate is involved.
It’s about scientists finding a cure for love and, I admit! On my more grouchy days (this is only 76% of the time) this doesn’t sound like a catastrophe. Ha ha haaaa.
OKAY BUT SERIOUSLY NOW. I would like to read this because I am fond of Lauren Oliver’s writing (mostly Vanishing Girls because, hold my braincells, that book was good). I’ll just wait for a day when I’m feeling ALL OF THE THINGS to try it.
You’re right. That’ll never happen. But I’ll still read this series eventually.
6. THE 5TH WAVE
The reviews are so mixed. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHETHER TO READ THIS OR NOT? HELP.
Okay, but actually, I will read it at some point because there’s going to be a movie and I am a good bookworm. Book before movie. Icing before cake.*
* Although I’m actually a believer of icing without cake. Don’t gasp at me. You’ve thought this too, I just know it. Sometimes the entire point of the cake is the icing so WHY NOT JUST EAT ICING? But I digress.
7. RAINBOW ROWELL’S ADULT BOOKS
Adult books are scary. If one starts reading adult books, then the next step, probably, is growing up and eating all your vegetables and I’m so not ready for that yet. I need my colouring books. I need my crayons.
The Author is Australian for goodness sakes. Isn’t it like some sort of Australian Bookworm Requirement to read Garth Nix?! AND YET I HAVE NEVER. Mostly because I have to be in the mood for high fantasy, and halfly (that is a word, don’t question me, mortal) because I’m just not interested.
Everyone raves about this book and it has like a 4.00 average star rating on Goodreads. THAT IS RATHER EXTRAORDINARILY INSANE. It makes me monstrously curious. I’ve heard it’s set in prison? And also the narrator has no hands?? IT SOUNDS SO TEMPTING. Resisting sounds futile.
10. THE REST OF HARRY POTTER
Will you still talk to me after I admit that I haven’t finished the Harry Potter series yet? (I read the first 4.) I HAVE LITERALLY NO EXCUSE. Oh! Oh wait! I do have a teeny tiny pathetic excuse that is worth dragging into the light: I know all the spoilers already. It feels significantly less interesting to read a book I know too much about. This is why I don’t reread.
Also the books are so freakishly huge. Although this is handy when I’m feeling particularly short because all I need to do is stand on Order of the Phoenix to see what the tall people see.