top ten tuesday

Popular Books That Lived Up To The Hype || Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and it has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018.

I really liked the theme of this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, which is also why I decided to participate in it. I have read many hyped books, so choosing only 10 that I thought lived up to the hype was hard. That’s why I decided on a method to choose these books.

How did I make this list?
  • I sorted the books I read on GoodReads by their number of ratings.
  • I chose the first 10 books that came up on that list. (That I thought fit the category.)
  • I didn’t consider classics for this one (as over half of the list would be classics if I did that).
  • The order is how much I enjoyed each book specifically.

I also won’t be writing anything specific for each of the books. Why? Because all the books on this list I consider as favourites. And I would be repeating myself a lot, which is something I don’t want to do.

With all of that out of the way, lets get into my list!

Ready Player One

10. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Andy Weir

9. The Martian by Andy Weir

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Percy Jackson

7. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


6. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Stephen King

5. The Shining by Stephen King

Markus Zusak

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The Night Circus

2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Harry Potter

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

What are some popular books that you think lived up to the hype? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!


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21 thoughts on “Popular Books That Lived Up To The Hype || Top Ten Tuesday

  1. “The Night Circus” has shown up a on a few lists today… though it looks interesting, I’ll confess, aside from recognizing it by sight, I don’t know much about the book. Glad it’s a favorite! 🙂

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    1. The Night Circus is my all time favourite book (if I had to chose one that is) and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a beautifully written story about a magical circus – the most simple description. 🙂


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