Hello and welcome back to lifeissweetinbooks. Today I have another questiony/ranty post where I will discussing popular books.
Recently or over the past year or so booktube has been discovered by many publishers and so publishers have been sending books to many of the booktubers who have a lot if views. While this may create a arc envy towards other booktubers and bloggers it means that many people will talk a lot about the same book.
From my own personal experiences I have seen many books that are raved and talked about a lot but when I actually read the book I didn`t enjoy it as I thought I would. When I hear about a book over and over again I know that I definitely enjoy it because many people have, although in reality I didn`t. A recent example of this is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I was expecting so much from this book because everyone said that it was their favourite book of 2015 and the plot twist was suspenseful, however I didn`t enjoy the book, the plot was obvious and a bit of a cliche.
Now please don`t get me wrong. I actually do like it when books are talked about a lot because I can find a new read and mostly when everyone likes a book I tend to like, although for some cases it isn`t the case.
To consolidate my main point is over hyped books confuse me. I feel the urge to read and buy the book because many people love the book and I see it everywhere, literally everywhere, but I know that there are other books that have been on TBR (to be read) list for longer. Books are books and it makes me sad sometimes that some books get more attention than other books, which is why I sometimes avoid hyped books because if I don`t enjoy the book I feel like a lot of people would hate me. It also dawned on me that I should start looking for books which aren`t as popular and to make them known.
Some over hyped books that are on my wishlist are:
- The Kiss of Deception
- The Wrath and the Dawn
- Shadow and Bone
- Final Empire
Thank you reading today`s post and let me know what you think about “over-hyped” books.