I’m excited to join Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here!
This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!)
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MON. | Dec. 2 – #AMonthofFaves 10 Popular Books Worth the Hype (and/or Not Worth the Hype)
Looking back at the books I read this year, I tried to pick the books that I rated 4 or 5 stars and that I remember seeing lots of hype surrounding their release. I added the Goodreads stats too just to gauge their popularity as far as ratings and reviews. I did the same thing on Instagram (where possible) looking at how many times the book title was used as a hashtag. The results were very interesting! (Read my 2018 post on the same topic.)
City of Girls, 2019
GR 56,620 ratings | 6,996 reviews | 4.08 ⭐️
#cityofgirls – 5000+ posts
The Kiss Quotient, 2018
GR 90,136 ratings | 14,275 reviews | 3.90 ⭐️
#thekissquotient – 5000+ posts
Us Against You, 2018
GR 58,652 ratings | 8,046 reviews | 4.34 ⭐️
#usagainstyou – 1000+ posts
Red White and Royal Blue, 2019
GR 47,114 ratings | 11,611 reviews | 4.39 ⭐️
#redwhiteandroyalblue – 5000+ posts
The Mother In Law, 2019
GR 37,404 ratings | 4,445 reviews 4.00 ⭐️
#themotherinlawbook – 100+ posts
My Lovely Wife, 2019
GR 34,391 ratings | 5,267 reviews | 3.92 ⭐️
GR 40,092 ratings | 10,149 reviews | 4.18 ⭐️
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, 2017
GR 489, 810 ratings | 48,644 reviews | 4.31 ⭐️
#eleanoroliphant – 10K posts
Not Worth The Hype (Unpopular Opinion)
GR 458,980 ratings | 47, 481 reviews | 4.48⭐️
GR 22,867 ratings | 3,098 reviews | 3.73 ⭐️
Some of the extra-hyped books I still need to get to are: Where The Crawdads Sing, Ask Again Yes and The Most Fun We Ever Had.
What are some of the hyped books you read this year?
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Oh yes there was A LOT of hype around these titles, especially The Kiss Quotient and Red, White and Royal Blue 🙂 I only read the second one and I ended up loving it, I’m glad you liked the first, too, I’ll have to give it a try 😀
Thanks Marie! Do you mean the second one after the Kiss Quotient? I wasn’t sure about that one… Is it called The Bride Test?
Oh no, I meant I only read Red, White and Royal Blue, but not The Kiss Quotient 🙂 I need to though!! 😀
I just started listening to My Lovely Wife!
Ooh I hope you like it too!
Great list Jaymi! I’m glad you included Dear brave Eleanor! 😍
She’s the best! 💕
I’ve read a lot of your hype-worthy books but I’m intrigued by My Lovely Wife. I will check it out!
Ok, I LOVE the stats you posted!!!!! ❤ I kept hearing about The Kiss Quotient and think one day I will pick it up- but I'm super, super, super picky about my romances. I'd rather read a murder/mystery/suspense book most days!
Thanks T! I never know how to judge if a book is hyped. It was super steamy but it also had a sweet side to it.
What a great idea to use Instagram hashtag mentions! I read My Lovely Wife, which I thought was pretty good … and Eleanor is Completely fine – which I looooved!
Hmmm. What didn’t you like about Educated? I haven’t read it…yet and not sure if I will.
Maid, I agree, was hugely disappointing. I stayed away from City of Girls, thinking it would probably be overhyped, too.
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