I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in a while, and I think it’s time to rectify that. It’s Wednesday, but I think that’s an unimportant detail. Once again, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for these wonderful prompts!
This week I’m listing some hyped books that I’ve never read. Some are well-known required reading that I keep hearing that every reader should read at least once, and some are genre specific and I haven’t read them because usually I run far far away whenever a romance novel is hyped to the max.
❀ To Kill a Mockingbird – I actually just saw a Facebook that mentioned how Atticus Finch is the best hero ever written – something that I’ve heard numerous times before. I have three editions of this book and I’ve never cracked open the cover of any of them.
❀ The Bronze Horseman – I know, I’ve heard it all before. I also have this book, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read it. I feel like I need to be in the mood to read this kind of book.
❀ The Catcher in the Rye – Another ignored classic. One of my recent favorite authors swears that this is the best book. I love to read what inspires those who inspire me, so I think I’ll read this one soon.
❀ Wuthering Heights – I’m terrified to read this book. I’ve heard that it’s probably the most angsty book out there, and I just can’t willingly put myself through the drama alluded to in this book. I’m curious to read it, because I loved Emily’s sister’s Jane Eyre and I’m curious on how they compare, but I just can’t…
❀ Anything by Stephen King – He’s immensely popular and has about a million books, but I’ve never read any of his work. I tried to read The Shining, but then I kept seeing the words ‘Red Rum’ and I was like, “nope.” Maybe one day I’ll work up the courage. I did read his autobiography, On Writing and I loved his voice, so I’m sure I’ll read one of his soon. Maybe…
❀ Anything by Nicolas Sparks – I’ll probably never read him. I’ve only seen his movies and I think they’re pretty cheesy. The books could be completely different, but really, why risk it?
❀ The Fault in Our Stars – Yeah. I don’t want to hear it.
❀ Eleanor and Park – I will read this one. I promise. Unless I get hit by a bus or something first, then, welp. :/
❀ Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (??) – One of the most epic romances ever, right? I’m a sucker for romance so I should’ve already read this. Aren’t they like 14, though? *skeptical*
❀ (Dishonorable mention) The Harry Potter series – I’m currently making my way through these after many many years of shame, and I already know that I’m going to give myself a swift kick for waiting so long. They’re fabulous.
So you know my book shame. What’s yours? Are any of mine on your list? What are some over-hyped books that you’ve yet to try?