Top ten hyped books I’ve never read

As an attempt to get back to blogging, I am doing this tag from BrokeandBookish. I liked today’s topic and thought of listing some books that I have been meaning to read for a while now, because of all the hype. I usually pick hyped and popular books first, since there is a higher chance that the book will be interesting.



    1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – I feel I am cheating by including classics in this list. But this classic is so famous, that I am embarrassed to admit I still have not read it. I have been meaning to read it for a long time now.
    2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – Yet another classic that is famous and every single person, except for me has read it already. I should have read it as a kid, but I somehow did not. Rachel makes Joey read this book on Friends. I got some idea on what to expect from the book, thanks to that episode.
    3. Dune series by Frank Herbert – It is supposed to be the best science fiction novel out there. And I have still not read it. Science fiction is the genre that I enjoy reading the most, so I must read this series soon.
    4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith – I was disappointed with the other book (The Casual Vacancy) that J.K. Rowling wrote after Harry Potter series. I hated myself for not liking a book written by my favorite author. I did not pick up this series, since I don’t want to end up not liking another book of hers. I know I am being hard on myself, but I don’t want to end up disliking the one author that I love so much. I read first few pages of this book and did not find it interesting.
    5. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – I saw this book in the library and after seeing how big it is, I gave up the idea of reading in the near future. Also the blurb did not excite me that much. I am not sure I will like this book.


  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – I have been meaning to read the book for a long time now. I did not watch the movie since I want to read the book first.
  • The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi – This is probably the most famous series in India and I still did not read it. I am little wary of reading books based on Indian mythology, as I do not like people retelling stories with their own cooked up version. This is the reason I avoid all the retellings of Mahabharat and Ramayan.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Recently I heard a lot about this book, because of the TV series. But considering it is a romantic novel, I am sure I will not like it.
  • All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr – Another famous novel and probably the most popular book released last year. I want to read this book soon when I get some free time.
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – I have been hearing a lot of good reviews about this book too. I am neither an introvert nor an extrovert. I think I am somewhere in the middle but I like to talk A LOT. However, I married an introvert who doesn’t talk much and that’s why I am interested in reading this book.


P.S: I am trying to squeeze in some time to blog whenever possible. 😦 Boohoo, life has become so hectic these days!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. I want to read Shiva Triology and the Introvert book you mentioned, very soon. I will.

    Destination Infinity


    1. Please do write a review if you read those books. I won’t be able to read them in the near future I think.


  2. Nish says:

    We have a couple of books in common 🙂


    1. Yeah I saw your list 🙂


  3. NS says:

    I would recommend Bridget Jones’s Diary. It is hilarious. I read it several years ago. Not sure if I would connect with the humor now, but that time, it was a laugh riot for me


    1. oh I should read it soon then 🙂


  4. Harini says:

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott are two of my favorite classics. I haven’t read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon but I want to. All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr and The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi on my unread shelf.


    1. I should read both the classics soon.


  5. Guria says:

    I think I want to do this list myself. Just will change it to “the hyped books that I will never read, even if you killed me” And leading the pack will be Fifty Shades of Grey 😀


    1. Haha 🙂 I want to do that list too. I tried reading Fifty shades without knowing what it was about, when it was released. I gave up after few pages. I can never read that book.


  6. SG says:

    With the arrival of new baby, I wonder from where you will get time to read these books. We have had this experience of getting up several times in the night.


    1. You are right SG. I have no time to read books these days. 😦 😦


  7. Ashwini says:

    I read the first two books in Shiva trilogy just before the last book in the series because there was so much hype :-). I really didnt know that the other books were hyped too. But yea, finding time for reading these days is becoming difficult with all the distractions.


    1. Yeah same here. These days I hardly find time to read books.


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