Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader GirlTop Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here is a list of popular books I felt lived up to the hype!

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
5. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
6. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
7. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
8. The Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
9. The Giver by Lois Lowry
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Which popular books have read that have lived up to the hype?

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  1. Nice picks! Haven't read any of these but I'll take your word for it!

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  2. Outlander made my list too! I've heard good things about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I'll have to give it a go!

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  3. I have read The Help and loved it. It was amazing and the movie was great too. The only other book I've read is the Part-Time Indian and I didn't care for it at all. I had to read it for a college course but I was looking forward to it.

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  4. I almost included Memoirs of a Geisha on my TTT! :)
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  5. I haven't read these but I've heard good things about almost all of them? The Guernsey, The Help, Outlander...

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  6. I read Memoirs of a Geisha as a teenager and remember loving it. Great list!

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  8. Oh wow, so many great ones! Outlander, of course... but I also loved Guernsey, Sarah's Key, Geisha, and The Giver!

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  9. I could never get all ge way through The Help, but it is one I would be willing to try again, and The Giver definitely lived up to expectations for me, the only thing that let it down was the ending was a bit confusing...

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  11. I haven't read any of those but I've watched The Giver and it seems great! Lovely list <3

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  12. Ooh this is a great list! I completely agree about The Help, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Outlander, Sarah's Key, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

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  13. LOVE your picks! The Help & Memoirs of a Geisha are two of my fave Fiction reads of all time :)

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  14. The only one I've read is The Giver, but I've heard good things about all of them. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. I haven't read any of these, but one book series that lived up to the hype for me was the Night Huntress Series By Jeaniene Frost :)

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  16. Great choices! I really want to read The Help because I loved the film!

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  17. I've read quite a few of those and I agree, they are great books.

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  18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of my all-time favourites. I think I've read it two or three times now and it DEFINITELY lived up to the hype.

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    1. I recently reread The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and enjoyed it as much the 2nd time as I did the 1st time.


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  19. I agree with you on 1,2,4,6,8,9,10!

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  20. Great choices!! I’ve been meaning to read The Help and Outlander for a while now. I’m glad to hear they lived up to their hype for you! 😊

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  21. I love that The Giver is on your list. :)

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  22. Yes to the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. So good. Thanks for dropping by!

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  23. YAS I loved The Help too! the movie was also amazing.😂

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  24. I haven't read any of these but there are a few on your list I've wanted to read, especially The Help and Memoirs of a Geisha.

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  25. The Help and the Giver have been on my list but unfortunately have not gotten around to reading them yet. Your list is definitely different. Happy reading.

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  26. I love The Giver. It’s one of my childhood favorites.

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  27. Love The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Giver! I've also heard great things about Outlander!

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  28. I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't read any of these, but about half are on my want-to-read list (#1, 2, 3, 4, and 9) so I'm glad they lived up to the hype for you. Good list!

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  29. I agree with pretty much your entire list. Great picks!

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