Jul 31, 2018

Top Ten Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

So I can be pretty picky with what books I give 5 stars or even 4.5. We also know the constant struggle of trying to enjoy a book that is loved in the bookish community and not getting overhyped for it. 

These were some of the books within the last couple of years that weren't overhyped for me and I enjoyed it just as much as the rest of the community.

1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
Almost a year later, this book is still well talked about in the bookish community but I still managed to fall in love with the book. I've even read this book 3 times now and have fallen even deeper in love with it.

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This book. This was my favorite book of 2016 and while I received an ARC, there was so much talk of this book that I really was nervous going into it. The next book had even more hype that I just decided to wait until all the books had come out so I could read in peace without any hype. (Of course, that meant avoiding spoilers). 

3. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Who remembers the absolute HYPE that this entire series had? I remember that it was such a popular book that I had the most difficult time to get ahold of it from the library. This entire series was (and still is) at the top of my favorite contemporary novels. 

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber 
This series is still ongoing and when this book came out--the community went wild. I am so excited to read book 2!

5. The Selection by Kiera Cass
This is possibly one of my favorite series of all times. None of these books disappointed me and I am eagerly waiting for her next novel. 

6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
So a very interesting thing happened with this book. I absolutely loved this book so much that I ended up not liking the next two books that Fitzpatrick came out with. I was expecting so much after this book and I wanted to fall in love with the characters like I did with Jase and 

7. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
I think something that helped a lot was not reading 5-star reviews for books that were talked about a lot in the community. I would read reviews that were 4 stars or below. I found that the more 5-star reviews I read the more excited and overhyped I got. 

8. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Who remembers this series?! This was one of the series that I was so unsure of due to the hype but reread to this very day. 

9. Die for Me by Amy Plum
When this series was coming out, it was one of my favorites of all time. Zombies were huge at the time so it was really popular. 

10. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
There is only one thing that I have to say about this--everyone had a crush on Patch, and everyone still has a crush on Patch. 


  1. I just finished Caraval a couple days ago! I know some people didn't like the Red Queen series because they felt it was over-hyped, but I loved it!

    1. I'm waiting on my copy of Legendary so I'm really excited to start that as soon as I get it! With Red Queen, I asbolutely loved it and I seriously feel bad for those who couldn't enjoy it enough due to the hype.