It’s Top Ten Tuesday and today’s topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read. I thought I’d change it a little – I looked at my Goodreads ‘to read’ shelf (physical books sitting on my to be read (TBR) pile) and picked out the ten most popular books, sorted by the number of ratings each book had.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (1,219,071 ratings)
I picked this up secondhand after watching the movie adaptation. I knew it was a popular book, but I’m surprised it’s the most popular out of 310 books!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (1,034,651)
I bought Gone Girl nearly two years ago along with Sharp Objects and Dark Places. I meant to read it before the movie adaptation, but obviously that went out of the window. I still want to even though I know the twist!
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (983,097)
One day I will start my A Song of Ice and Fire box set. One day.
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (459,201)
Another one I picked up from a secondhand bookshop – and one my mum would probably love.
Divine Secrets Of The Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (417,610)
I am surprised this is one of the most read books on my TBR because I was only vaguely aware of it before I bought it. I was swayed by the Southern setting!
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (362,597)
I’ve heard a lot of excellent things about The Infernal Devices series, even from people who didn’t enjoy The Mortal Instruments. And it’s set in London!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (339,222)
A book that combines my love of books with my interest in the Second World War. I really ought to read this one soon.
Atonement by Ian McEwan (303,873)
Another book I picked up secondhand after seeing the adaptation. I remember discovering my copy on a book stall that my university ran during the week.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith (252,989)
And lastly, a book that’s high up on my classics list – a young adult, coming-of-age classic that I hope to read this year.
Have you read any of these?