Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype
I try to avoid hyped books, so I don’t know that I’ll be able to make it to ten on this list. Let’s give it a shot, though!
1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
This was my favorite read of 2017. I didn’t see a lot of the hype prior to checking the book out of the library. Once I’d started reading it, THEN I saw the hype. I’m not sure if this impacted my enjoyment of the book, but it really lived up to the hype I saw about it.
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
This is not my favorite of the Potter books (that is … the Prisoner of Azkaban). However, starting with about book 5 I was aware of the Pottery hype, and of the books 5 and later, book 6 is probably my favorite.
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The thing I heard most from readers of this book who hyped it for me was that they wanted to go to the circus. I enjoyed the book, but the important thing for this prompt is: did it make me want to go to the circus? Yes. Yes, it most certainly did.
And… that’s all I’ve got. Sorry. As I said, I don’t read many hyped books, and when I do they don’t often live up to the hype. Have you read any hyped books that you felt were as good as you had been expecting? I think I need some recommendations to fill this list out a bit for me.