Top Ten Tuesday is held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about. This week is about those books that lived up to the hype, but I also threw in those books that didn’t live up to the hype, AND those that are wished they were hyped more.
Children of Blood and Bone: Yes, 100% lived up to the hype.
Harry Potter: It took me two or three movies, I think, before I realised these were actually books. I’m not even sure the movies quite resonated with my until the second or third one, which is about when I really started taking in the details about it, including the fact they were books, which yes, I don’t know how I missed that in the first place!
The Widow: This was so not my cup of tea, and I found the blurb somewhat deceiving compared to what I was reading.
The Good Son: Needs more hype, but lord, it’s hard to know how to hype something so dark.
Anatomy of Scandal: absolutely needs more hype.
The Ruin: There is good stuff in here, and I know there’s a movie coming blah blah blah, but it’s a frustrating read and not worth the hype.
The Good Daughter: I’ve read exactly one Karin Slaughter book and I didn’t like it one bit. I actually don’t know if it received any hype whatsoever, but I know she’s one of the highly regarded authors in this genre — and she has a new one coming out I am genuinely torn about bc it’s about a mother and daughter, and I am hoping no hint of romance. So.
The Wife: Oh, it needed to be shouted from the rooftops how good this was!
Bring Me Back: the worst book to start with when you want to get a taste of BA Paris’ work. Entirely not worth the hype.
Magicians Impossible: So needs a movie bc it’s a grown up Harry Potter, and darker, but entirely needed more hype about it.