Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
July 31: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype
It’s pretty easy for books to get overhyped before their release when the whole community is talking about them. We all have different tastes, so while the book may live up to the hype for one person, it may not for another. I can think of plenty of times when I went into a book expecting a great read and was disappointed.
But not these books. Oh no. These books had serious hype, and they all lived up to it. Most managed to surpass my expectations, which were pretty high.
For me, every one of these books was really hyped, but they were all worth the praise heaped on them. I read Strange the Dreamer, Six of Crows, and The Gentleman’s Guide months after they came out, but they still managed to be as good as the hype predicted, and were definitely worth the wait.
Which books do you think were worth the hype? Are there any that didn’t like up to your expectations?