Are Some Books Too Hyped?

Today I wanted to do a book discussion about hyped books. I notice in the book community a lot of the same books are hyped up. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing though.

For example, Children of Blood and Bone was so hyped and it became one of my favorite books of the entire year.

But does hype around a book ruin it?

I know that sometimes I feel a lot of pressure to enjoy a book when there is a lot of hype around it and everyone is expecting me to love it. Sometime I just want to enjoy the book, without having to worry if people will be pissed at me if I don’t.

I wanted to make this post to see if anyone else feels this way. Please leave a comment and let me know if I am not alone in this!!

Let me know some books I should read! I always love book recommendations.

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Nope Book Tag

Check out the original tag here: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyospsYnjHk

(Please don’t be mad at me after this tag! Lol.)

1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.

The ending of Allegiant by Veronica Roth pissed me off so much! I felt that I wasted my time on that book and the ending really tainted my experience of the series.

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2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

I did not like the main character from Caraval by Stephanie Garber at all. I felt that the character was so bland and had no personality at all and there was no substance to it.

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3. NOPE. Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I really enjoyed the first book, but as the series went on I lost all interest in the plot, characters, and romance.

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4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.

JEM AND TESSA. I’m probably going to get hate for this one, but I’m a hardcore Will and Tessa shipper and I just CAN’T deal with the “Jessa” ship. (please don’t hate me.)

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5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.

The plot twist at the end of The Beach House by James Patterson was so shocking, and I didn’t see it coming!

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6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.

Anything that Tris Prior did honestly. Lol.

7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.

For me personally, erotica is not for me. I have nothing against people who read it, but It’s just not my style.

8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition

I honestly don’t really care about covers/editions of books. I just love to read. I will read a book in any format. For me, It’s about the story inside.

9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.

I hate the trope of the main (usually female) characters that is a virgin, has never been in love before, doesn’t party and is a total prude.

Honestly, this annoys me so much. It seems pretty close to shaming girls who DO party and are more experienced, when there is nothing wrong with that.

10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

I READ ALL THE HYPED BOOKS!!!

11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

The overly done writing that is meant to be “poetic.” Sometimes authors and writers try way to hard to be relatable and poetic, when all I want is their authentic writing.

12. NOPE. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.

Adam from the Shatter Me series. He was so annoying to me.

13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

Truly Devious. I read this book because there was so much hype about it, and I was so disappointed and bored.

14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. That women scares me!!

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15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.

This death is from the Harry Potter series!!!!

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Fred’s death made me so sad that I pretty much balled my eyes out. The Harry Potter book that I read from literally still has tear stains on it. LOL!

16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.

I can’t get into Sarah J. Maas’ books. I’m so sick of the all straight white characters that are exactly the same. I have completely stopped reading her books for many reasons, that one being the biggest.

 

Book Unhaul!

This year I’m going to go through my shelves and donate any books that I don’t have an interest in anymore or one’s I didn’t enjoy. I want to give these books to people who will really love them, instead of letting them collect dust on my shelves.

These are SOME of the books that I’m donating:

  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • The Truth by Jeffry W. Johnston
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green + David Levithan
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
  • The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence by Stan Lee + Stuart Moore + Andie Tong

Weekend Read!

Today I really wanted to talk about a book that I’m planning to read this weekend. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a very long time, so I’m excited!

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I really liked Becky Albertalli’s collaboration with Adam Silvera in What If It’s Us. I’ve never read one of her books before, so I’m excited to see what I think of this one!

My Favorite Books of 2018

I will be talking about my favorite books of 2018. I have an entire bookshelf on my goodreads of my favorite books of each year, so follow me on goodreads to see them!

Here are my favorite books of 2018:

  • What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera + Becky Albertalli

 

  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

 

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

 

  • Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

 

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

 

  • The Women in the Window by A.J Finn

 

  • Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

 

  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone

 

  • Warcross by Marie Lu

 

  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer

How is Reading Boring??

I notice that a lot of non-readers love to say “reading is boring” or “reading is for people who have too much free time.”

Here are two reasons that reading isn’t boring:

  • A Different Adventure Every Single Time

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  • It’s more interesting than your real life

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Christmas Song Book Tag!

I’m absolutely in love with Christmas music, I listen to Christmas music year-round, so I wanted to do this tag!

  • You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch: Name a Villainous Character that you can’t help but love!

The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo! I have no idea why, but I just love him so much (don’t judge!) :/

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  • All I Want for Christmas is You: Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Girls of Fire and Paper by Natasha Ngan! This book really interests me and I have been really wanting to read it.

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  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

Flynn for Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig. He struggles with his sexuality throughout this entire book while dealing wit tragedy, and he really develops into someone confident in himself!

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  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town:
a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?

Queen Levana! She’s the absolute worst and I really hate her.

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b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter. She is such a kind hearted person and really welcomes Harry and treats him like family.

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  • Frosty the Snowman: Which book just melts your heart?

What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli! This book was so cute and I loved it so much. I felt that I was watching a rom-com and I really loved it.

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  • Feliz Navidad: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson! This book takes place in England.

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  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

I always use classic retellings of princesses to spread holiday cheer. Even though it technically isn’t a Christmas book!

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  • Sleigh Ride: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

I would love to spend the holiday with Harry Potter and the Weasley family! They seem to have so much fun for the holidays and have such amazing holiday spirit.

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  • Baby it’s Cold Outside: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

I would Sacrifice Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (sorry don’t hate me.) I really disliked this book, and I truly don’t understand the hype around it.

  • Do You Hear What I Hear: Which book do you think everyone should read?

I think that everyone should read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I think this book has such an important message and is so relevant to things that are happening in society today.

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Oh What Fun Readathon // TBR

I’m so excited for this readathon, and I’m hoping to get lots of reading done. I’m almost done with the semester at school, so I’m excited.

There are a lot of challengs, although I’m only going to talk about the challenges that I will be trying to do.

If you want more info, I have my announcement post here

Here is my TBR:

  • Read a Harry Potter book

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K Rowling

  • Buddy Read a book with a friend/family member

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by J.K Rowling (I’m doubling up!)

  • Read the 25th book on your TBR shelf

Strange Lies by Maggie Thrash

  • Read a book you got for Christmas last year but never read

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

  • Read a book you bought for the cover

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

  • Read a book about villains

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

  • Read a holiday romance

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Physical Challenges:

  1. Light a Candle while reading

  2. Stay up all night reading

  3. Read by the fire

I’m Participating in a Readathon // Announcement!

Holiday time is my favorite time of the entire year! It makes me and (so many others) happy and I’m super excited to talk about this readathon that I’m participating in! I hope you can join in on the fun!

It’s the Oh What Fun Readathon!

find more info. on this readathon in this video:

 

I just wanted to make this quick post to let you all know that I will be participating in this readathon and I’m very excited! I will be posting a separate TBR for this readathon!