Books That Lived Up To The Hype – Top 5 Tuesday

Hype – it can either make you even more excited for an amazing book or make you so disappointed because it wasn’t an amazing book. It’s tough, but there are books out there that live up to the hype.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that the lovely Bionic Bookworm does. If you are interested in doing any of her topics on your blog she welcomes it! Don’t forget to check out her upcoming topics if you’re interested in participating in future Top 5’s! Be sure to check out her post here!

Books That Live Up To The Hype:

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

The main concern I have now is will the movie live up to the book? I truly hope so because this was such a cute and important contemporary novel.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

This epic fantasy is so amazing and made me so sad that it was only a duology, I need more SoC!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is my favourite sci-fi series at the moment and I’m so excited for Obsidio to come out – it’s definitely worth the read!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

I never knew how much I could love an adventurous, historical fiction novel that starred a rake until I read Gentleman’s!


The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I wasn’t sure if this was a series I mention a lot or not, I’ve been trying to push it more than I had in the past, so I could have either been here or with the series below. Either way I love it and you need to read it.

Below are the series that I think I mention so often that they don’t need to take up valuable space in this list, but just in case you somehow missed it I wanted them somewhere.


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

It seems like Throne of Glass gets more of the attention, but I feel that this series is the better of the two. (Other than Abraxos, nothing can top my favourite wyvern.)


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Yes, yes, we all knew this series would be on here. There’s a reason it’s been on the best seller list for over 450 weeks.


Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I love the first series, but it was really nice to see some of our favourite characters grow up. It might be a little tough to get into at first because you’re questioning ‘Where’s Percy?!’ But I feel like the series lives up to the love.


What books live up to the hype for you? Which ones don’t? Let me know in the comments!

22 responses to “Books That Lived Up To The Hype – Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. I desire to read simon v. the homo sapiens with all my heart, especially because the film seems so well done????? 😀 and MONTY AND PERCY!!!! the absolute love of my life is their relationship.

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  2. OMG I love your whole list! I just finished Gentleman’s Guide last night and loved it! I never would have found that book if it wasn’t for the hype. I think it’s great because it’s pushed so many people who don’t typically like historical fiction to get into the genre!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  3. YES! YES! YES on all of these! The only ones I haven’t read are Gentleman’s Guide, simon v. the homo sapiens and Illuminae. I want to read Simon v. the homo sapiens after I see the amazing trailer so that will be soon. Illuminae I have been wanting to read but the format freaks me out. I bought it and still haven’t read it. I really need to get around to it. Great list!!

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    • It is definitely a unique way to experience a story. I actually listened to the first book and it was very well performed but I feel like you get a lot more out of it when you see it or even listen to the audiobook while looking at the book. Styling is just so unique that you have to see it when you’re reading. I hope you do get around to it and enjoy it though!


  4. yes yes YES. I was so scared to read Simon because of all the hype, but I read it a couple days ago and LOVED it. Like absolutely gushed over it. And same goes for TLC. Didn’t think they were my cup of tea, but how wrong I was. I never would’ve picked up SOC if it weren’t for all the hype and that would’ve been a sorry life indeed.

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