I’ve seen various tweets about people not having read one of the latest best sellers. Sometimes it’s because they’ve not gotten around to it yet; other times because the hype and marketing plan was so overbearing it turned them off from wanting to jump on the bandwagon and read. I got to chatting with Tammy February at The Book Fairy’s Haven about this very topic and it got me thinking of the big hit books I’ve heard a lot about but haven’t read.
I try to keep from letting hype or obnoxious marketing campaign keep me from enjoying my reading material. Sometimes I can’t avoid it, one example is The 5th Wave. It was a wonderful book but I did feel that the advance praise might have marred my reading experience, only because my expectations were so high.
Since I’ve been blogging I’ve seen a couple marketing campaigns that were so overdone it did detract me from reading the book. Perhaps I’ll get around to them eventually but I need to cleanse my mental pallet before I attempt to read them. I’m not including those on this list because the books below I plan on reading (sooner than later).
Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell- I will be reading this soon with Scott Reads It and Read, Sleep, Repeat
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
What books haven’t you read yet? Are you avoiding any because of the hype or five star ratings or are they just lost in your TBR pile?