Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will make a list of 10 books, authors or other bookish things surrounding a certain topic. This week, it’s all about the books you read because of a recommendation.
While I’ve been a blogger for 2 years, I was reading blogs and watching BookTube videos long before that. These are all books I’ve picked up because I heard such great things about them. Sometimes I’m afraid of the hype, because I’ve noticed it doesn’t always come true for me. But these books I absolutely loved.
The Martian by Andy Weir // I don’t often read science fiction, something I’ve been trying to change in the past year. What better way to start than with a book highly recommended by many (and then about to be made into a movie)? I’m so glad I did, because I absolutely loved it.
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson // Brandon Sanderson is a highly recommend fantasy author, especially in the blogging community. I picked up The Final Empire after seeing it on so many BookTube videos, and am so grateful. It’s just amazing. I still need to continue the series though.
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater // Another book I probably would have never picked up without the blogging community. I still have to read her other books, but this series has become one of my all-time favorites.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes // I saw so many people talk about this book, and mention that it had made them cry. I can attest to that. I bawled my eyes out while reading, and while watching the movie…
Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard // If there was ever a hyped up Alice in Wonderland retelling, it’s this one. I read it during a read-a-thon and really flew through it. It was so much better than I thought! I haven’t bought the sequels yet though.
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen // This book had already received so much hype before it was even released. Apparently, a movie deal with Emma Watson was already signed before the book was out. That’s high praise… I don’t know anything about the movie now, but I finally read this book in July! It was so good. I’m hoping to read the next book soon.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer // Another book I probably would never have picked on my own. Cyborg Cinderella does sound cool, but I don’t know whether it’s something I would’ve gravitated towards. By now, I’ve finished the series and fallen in love with pretty much all of the characters.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo // I probably would have picked this book up anyway because I loved her Grisha trilogy. But I did read the initial trilogy because of the hype on BookTube and the blogging community. So it kind of counts, right? This book is GLORIOUS.
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers // I love the His Fair Assassin series. They’re an amazing blend of historical fiction and fantasy! You might know that I love fantasy and court settings filled with political intrigue. This book had lots of it. I can’t wait to read the 4th book that will be released either in 2017 or 2018.
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas // Couldn’t leave this off, could I? Throne of Glass is one of the most loved series in our community. And so far, I’m really enjoying it! Although I haven’t read Empire of Storms, so I can’t speak for that one.
So those were 10 books I read because of the hype in our bookish communities and ended up really loving! Have you read any of these? Did you love them? Which hyped up books did you love as well?