This is my first Hop for the year, if you want to join go over to Jennifer's blog here - Crazy For Books
Question for the week -
When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?
I am a mood reader so the hype doesn't affect me. If a book is on my Wishlist before it is Published that I am excited about I will rush to read it mainly because I don't want to be swayed with all the reviews, positive or negative.
Since blogging I have gave in to the hype of classics that have passed the test of time. To Kill a Mockingbird, Rebecca, And Then There were None and up next is Moonstone.
I read Fifty Shades as a ARC, i'm so glad I read it before anyone was talking about, I was able to enjoy it and review it without shame. All the headlines and hype of it now I don't think you can truly read it without prejudice in some way.
I read Hunger Games long after all the hype, I didn't enjoy it but was happy to understand the hype which I did understand, dystopian just isn't for me.
I have never been interested in Twilight, before blogging or since. I watched the first movie, not for me.
Overall, super hyped books don't seem to be me, I can't think of any that I gave a 5 star to during the peak of a hype, many times a 3 star.
A list of Super Hype Books (in my opinion) I have read.
Hunger Games (3)
Fifty Shades of Grey (5)
Gone Girl (3)
Still Missing (3)
Still Alice (5)
The Time Travelers Wife (DNF)