Friday, March 24, 2017

50/50 Friday Novel Worth/Not Worth the Hype


50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reads and Karen @ Blue Eye Books. This fun themed meme focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week a new topic will give bloggers the chance to showcase their answers.

This week's topic is to highlight Novels Worth/Not Worth the Hype!


A Book Worth The Hype



The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 
by Sherman Alexie
(Click Link Above to Read My Review)

I read The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in 2012. 
What an amazing read!! Sherman Alexie is such a
fabulous and talented writer!

A Book Not Worth The Hype




(Click Link Above to Read My Review)

I know there are a lot of Neil Gaiman fans out there. 
I'd heard how wonderful The Ocean at the End of the Lane,
but for whatever reason it
just didn't resonate with me at all.
I just don't understand the hype surrounding this novel.

10 comments:

  1. I've not read either of these but have heard good things about both. I like this feature. I read The 5th Wave and everyone loved it and I couldn't stand it and didn't think it was worth the hype. When I think over over-hyped books for me, that one always comes to mind.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! I don't think I've heard about The 5th Wave!! Sorry you didn't like it.

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  2. Alexie is wonderful - definitely deserves reading! Gaiman is one of my favorites - I would have preferred getting to know the Hempstead women more in that novel.

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    1. I will try another of Neil Gaiman's books in the future to see how that works out. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

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  3. I remember reading the Sherman Alexie book for English class one year and I really enjoyed it. I agree, it was worth the hype!

    Wren @ http://fortheloveofbooksreviews.blogspot.ca

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  4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was a book we read for school and I remember loving it! It's such a wonderful book! Great choice!
    Also thanks for linking up <3

    Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! 50/50 Friday is fun to participate in. :-)

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  5. I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I can understand why it's such a polarizing book! If I had just casually reading it, I think I would have hated it but I was reading it for a class and we were analyzing it which actually made it so much better for me (usually it's the other way around!). Thanks for linking up, Lisa!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. I think perhaps if I'd been in your English class analyzing this novel, I would have enjoyed in more too.

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