Welcome to Top 10 Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week, we’re talking about the most hyped books that we’ve never read. I must admit that I’ve actually read and loved quite a few super popular books. I’d put the Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice near the top of my list of all time favorites. But here’s the list of my hold outs (in no particular order). Some I hope to read someday and a few I wish I held out longer on.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner // I held out on this one until last month. Honestly, not my favorite read.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth // Loved Divergent! But the series just went downhill for me. I am one of those fans that was very disappointed by the ending to the series. Wish I was still holding out on this one.
50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James // Not on my list. No plans to read it.
Matched by Ally Condie // I have heard positive things about this series. Definitely interested in checking it out soon!
Life of Pi by Yann Martel // I actually saw the movie on an airplane once and thought it was beautiful! I hear the book does more exploration of religion and philosophy so I want to be in the right frame of mind when I read it one day.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho // The allegorical nature of this novel intrigues me. Definitely on my list.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini // I’ve tried this one a few times but just couldn’t get into it. I found it a little too juvenile and too predictable.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy // Top of my list of books to read before I die. We’ll see if it happens–it will definitely be a challenge!
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George // This novel just sounds lovely. A book about books, what’s not to love?
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens // This seems to be a top favorite for Dickens fans. It’s been on my list for years. I’ve tried it several times but still haven’t quite finished it. Still on my list. I’m determined to get through it someday!
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I really want to try Eragon again! I didn’t finish it as a kid, but I wonder if I’d like it better now because I’m SUCH a dragon nerd and also I adore epic fantasy. *flails* I love Divergent and The Maze Runner, but totally get why they’re not for everyone. xD
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Perhaps I should try Eragon again too. People do love it! And I loved Divergent, as in the first novel, but I thought the story got too complicated as it went along in later books. The initial premise was super interesting though! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
The Life of Pi is amazing, with a nice twist for an ending, please readit soon :D!
Thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely have to read it soon. And thanks for stopping by!
I like the sound of The Little Paris Bookshop. Thanks for sharing. MyTTT
Hope you can read that one soon! Its definitely high on my list 🙂
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Love your selection!!! Maze Runner was hard for me too. It’s not my favorite but one I did enjoy. Same with Eragon. I enjoyed it but did find it sadly predictable 😦
Thanks! Glad to hear we’ve had similar experiences. I did think Maze Runner was clever, but I just didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. Thanks for stopping by!
Ooh, The Little Paris Bookshop does sound lovely. I’ll have to check that one out!
It’s definitely high on my list. We will have to exchange notes after we read it! Thanks for stopping by!