Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Month of Faves: Popular Books Worth The Hype

Since I'm so often behind the curve with the popular books, I can't necessarily speak strictly to books published in 2018. But I have read quite a lot of books this year that have, in the year they were published at least, gotten a lot of hype. Here are the books I've read this year that were worth the hype:

1. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 
2. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
3. Circe by Madeline Miller
4. Five Days At Memorial by Sheri Fink
5. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
6. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I thought I'd add a few books that had garnered a lot of hype I didn't think they deserved but I can't say that I read that many books this year that fit that category. Perhaps Exit West which appeared on a lot of "best of" lists. I liked it but I sure missed whatever made it one of the best books of the year.


  1. Yes to both The Hate U Give and Being Mortal. The rest are on my list!

    1. I tell everyone I know that they have to read Being Mortal. I listened to it from the library but if I ever find a good deal on a print copy, I'm buying it for my library.

  2. I loved The Hate U Give. Such a good book. I’ve seen so many positive things said about Circe but when I read the description I think it’s not for me. May just have to give it a go anyway. So many liking it can’t be wrong. Lol.

    1. When I started blogging and being on Goodreads, I got caught up in reading all of the books everyone else was raving about. And ended up reading some books I loved that I would never have given a chance but also an equal number of books that I didn't like because they really weren't for me. Go with your gut!