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Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @bionicbookworm where we get to gush about a bookish topic of the week! Come and join us.

Today’s topic: top 5 books or rather 10 books that lived to the hype.
I can’t choose only 5 as I have different favorite genres. Let’s give some love to everyone.

Young adult

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Yes I loved Twilight. Maybe now re reading it after years of YA my feelings would differ but I bought it while listening to a conversation in a book store. The film was out and it was totally hyped.







The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I saw the book pre Goodreads in every hand on the train!!! I was intrigued and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. And I fell in love with cocky Jace ;-) 






The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black
My first Holly Black! Megan on Goodreads began gushing about it. Then another friend and suddenly everyone seemed to read the book! It was the beginning of my love affair with Holly Black’s books.






The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Honestly persian tales were not on my radar at that time but everyone talked about Shazy and how fantastic the book was and…
I bought it on a whim opened it, read the first sentence…and I was hooked!!!






Harry Potter by JK Rowling
I was really sceptical about this one. Mind you on the cover they said from age 7! Age7 and I was already a mom! But I saw it everywhere and I happened to have nothing to read anymore (shocking I know!). I was at the train station and the book was on the bookstore shelves.
I loved it so much that I bought the fourth in English (I could not wait one year for the translation!).



The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata.
I had seen so many of my Goodreads friends loving this one and using words like “slow burn” that I bought it and…of course I got it then!






The Mists of Serengeti by Leylah Attar
I already loved the Paper Swan but this one seemed to send readers on an exhilarated read. I mean the reviews were so enthusiastics!! And I succumbed to Africa’s hypnotic beauty. Epic journey!






Full Tilt by Emmma Scott
I had never read anything by Emma. But people were adamant: it was SO EMOTIONAL! As I love a good cry I read it and had not one tissue left!





Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
Do I need to introduce Archer? Really? No that’s what I thought 😂😂😂

Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts
It was my first dark erotic read. But it was so much more than that! It opened my eyes on sex slavery and people trafficking. I entered the book with lots of fear an reservations but it truly lived to the hype.

Now a special mention for the heart and soul destroyer Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

What are your books that lived to the hype?

Thanks for reading!


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  1. From these I have read Twilight and harry Potter and I agree they lived up to the hype. The others on your list I haven’t read, although I have heard of most of them.

  2. Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors. I too really liked Twilight back in the day! But probably wouldn’t anymore if I were to reread it.

  3. Great list! I loved Twilight and The Wrath And The Dawn! I’ve heard great things about The Wall Of Winnipeg and Me. I haven’t read it yet but I’m hoping to pick it up soon.

  4. Fantastic list! The Wrath and the Dawn was a book that I was so afraid to read. It was so hyped and by the synopsis alone I was expecting only a mediocre book that’s been done before with an annoying insta-love. It was SOOOO amazing!!!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list :)