Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Hyped books I’ve never read/I am yet to read

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Afternoon, it’s Tuesday and I feel like it’s going to be a wonderful day. It’s not often I feel so happy on a Tuesday but today, I cannot complain. Today’s post is once again a Top Ten Tuesday’s post and it’s the Top Ten Hyped books I’ve never read/I am yet to read. I’ve added the second because, as I’ve mentioned many a time, I on purposely it seems avoid *hyped* books. I think I just despise being told what to read and will instead reach for the most obscure book in its place. It’s often a mistake because I’ll end up reading said hyped book and have no one to discuss it with *wails.* For now these sit on my TBR, waiting for their time to shine.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

        A book that has escaped me time and time again; when these came out I remember the excitement was ferocious. I was probably reading something unknown and smirking to myself. Now, I seem to have missed the boat by a mile.

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A Game of Thrones by George R R Martine

So this book was recommended to me by my Dad I think? But even he has fallen waaaaaay behind with these books. I think that I might have enjoyed it but then again, probably not. Fantasy and all that?

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The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis

So I’ve read the first book I believe and the second but not the last few. I had a number of copies handed down to me and thought I’ll get them all read when I was little younger but then books such as Judy Moody and the like took over and I completely forgot to get the entire series finished.

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

This list is becoming books I think I should have read? I think it comes from reading too many of those “100 books you should have read by now” and I manage to tick off my eleven out of 150. This is a book I’ve heard a lot about but so far has escaped my attention.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Right, so this may come as a surprise to some, but this is my most lied about book. Whenever anyone asks whether I’ve read animal farm I always say yes and I haven’t. It’s a downright, blatant lie. So I need to read this, because I know there will be a number of shocked faces now I’ve finally admitted I haven’t (yet.)

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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

I always see quotes from Shel Silverstein and this one I’ve always thought I should read and get reviewed. I think there are some books that are universally adored and this is one of them that I need to get read

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

No comment needed here?

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

I see people reading this book on the tube allllll the time and it’s always one I’ve thought I should probably read.

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Now, because I haven’t yet seen the film I think that this could be a book I enjoy and then see the films, but then again I probably won’t do either cause I’m that kind of reader

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I’ve never read an Oscar Wilde and that makes me a bad reader. In my books anyway.

I’ve realised that these probably aren’t hyped books as such but are just books that you really should get round to reading. I need to go to the library later and I’m going to pick all of these up and make a fort and read them all and then review them. Just for you wonderful people, with some wine. As always, thank you to The Broke and the Bookish for such a wonderful bookish meme.’ Let me know which hyped books you can’t wait to read, or if any of these aren’t worth reading and we can discuss. Ciao.

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  1. July 7, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    I loved Gone with the Wind. I’d watched the movie so I never really saw the point in reading the book but it is fantastic.

    • July 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      I’ve seen the stage show I think but never read the book! It’s not really my thing I just feel I should read it 🙂 xx

  2. July 7, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    You have some of my favourite books on that list, including Narnia, Hitchhiker’s Guide and Geisha. Animal Farm we had to read in school – twice (Year 10 and Year 12). Hunger Games and Game of Thrones are on my Top 10 this week as well, and I would have added Divergent as well if I’d had the space for it!

  3. July 7, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I’ve just started Hitchhiker’s Guide and it is definitely a style I’ve only just recently got into. It’s the same sort of parody style as Bleak Expectations 🙂

    • July 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      Oooo okay that’s intriguing! I’m currently reading notes from a small island which is good so I might go to this afterwards 🙂 xx

  4. July 7, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    I am with you on The Hunger Games. Haven’t read it and don’t plan to. The other books are pretty awesome though, and I highly recommend them.

    • July 7, 2015 / 2:14 pm

      Wonderful more books to add to the ever lengthening pile, now which to read first? 🙂 x

  5. July 7, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    I haven’t read A Game of Thrones either and I don’t know if I ever will. I would definitely recommend Hitchhiker’s Guide though! That one is fun! 🙂
    My TTT!

  6. July 7, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    the giving tree and memoirs of a geisha and the picture of dorion gray are phenomenal reads. the rest so-so

    • July 8, 2015 / 8:45 am

      I’ve requested the picture of Dorian Grey from the library so will be reading soon! I’m hoping Animal Farm will be really good too 😀 xx

      • July 8, 2015 / 1:50 pm

        Once you read Oscar Wilde, your world changes.

  7. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem
    July 7, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    You’ve listed a few of my favorites here!!! Hunger Games, Divergent, Hitchhikers, Gone With the Wind, Narnia?! Must reads in my book! But then again if it’s not your genre you probably wouldn’t enjoy them. Like you I haven’t read Oscar Wilde either, but I need too! Great list 🙂

  8. July 7, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    The Giving Tree is an adorable little book. And Hitchhiker’s Guide is a must-read for sci-fi fans. I haven’t read The Restaurant at the End of then Universe yet, but I hope too soon.

  9. aentee @ read at midnight
    July 8, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    I love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it was loads of fun! I hope you will enjoy it.

  10. July 11, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    I have to put a word in for Memoirs of a Geisha, seriously. That book changed me and the way I look at metaphors forever. Arthur Golden is a mad champ.

    Gone with the Wind is also a classic. You hate to love Scarlett the whole time. It kind of messes with my mind. I love it.

    • July 12, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Gah another one to add to my totally stacked Tbr but I think I will definitely add it to my need to read! 🙂 xx

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