Rachel Neumeier

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Most Hyped Book I’ve Never Read

Okay, as always I’m behind on this Top Ten topic, which I just noticed this morning at Chachic’s Book Nook.

I’ve read four of the ten “hyped” titles on Chachic’s list — Leckie’s ANCILLARY JUSTICE, Walton’s AMONG OTHERS, Jemisin’s THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, and Sanderson’s “The Emperor’s Soul,” which is of course a novella, but hey.

The others, no, haven’t read them. A couple, I didn’t know they were being hyped / getting a lot of buzz / on a lot of bloggers’ radar / whatever your criteria for hyped books might be. I’ve never even heard of Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN. Evocative title, I must say.

But for me, the single hyped book that instantly springs to mind is:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

I haven’t read it. I know, right? But it sounds like such a tear-jerker. A YA contemporary romance tear-jerker. I don’t know.

Also, it’s just so so so SO hyped, the book-as-phenomenon is kind of a turn-off. Seeing a book mentioned on half a dozen of the blogs I follow: that’s an invitation to look it up. Seeing it mentioned in every tweet for a month, that’s an invitation to aovid both twitter and the book itself out of sheer irritation. Or is that just me?

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