Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey from Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. There is a Goodreads group which lists the topics. I will only be participating in this meme at least once a month, maybe more if it’s a topic that I’m really excited about.
This week’s topic is Hyped 2019 Releases I Don’t Care About. The list is in no specific order.
Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff
Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Slayer by Kiersten White
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Yes, I’m fully aware that these are all fantasy and I’m not sorry.
There are so many more books that I could care less about, but I wanted to keep the list to five books.
I’m not really into most hyped books… Usually they’re just not plots that interest me, who knows how it works out that way. I read Slayer though, and it was good! I remember what you said about it being hard to get into for people not already acquainted with the Buffyverse though, so I can understand why you didn’t get the hype.
Yeah, and I’m slowly drifting away from reading YA fantasy.
Just read too much of it? Or finding better genres.
Finding books that I’m more interested in reading that doesn’t look like they have the same recycled plot.
Ah, yeah, I see where you’re coming from on that. I’ve read a few summaries on YA Fantasy where right away I was like, “This sounds so familiar.”
It just gets old.
This is kind of a hilarious topic. I’m interested in Four Dead Queens, but it sounds like it has the possibility of being great or just really boring, standard YA fantasy.
I’m starting to read less new YA fantasy with the exception of a few books, especially if the books are part of a series that I’ve already started and have loved.
I think that’s fair.
I’m all for middle-grade fantasy though. I just feel like so much new YA fantasy is the same plot recycled just by reading the synopsis of the books.
I agree. Middle grade feels so much fresher to me a lot of the time.
I just recently finished reading Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories Series and it was so refreshing.
I didn’t even know of these books’ existence! Then again, I tend to avoid Fantasy. Even if someone had mentioned any of these names, I wouldn’t have noticed. 😅
I went through the Goodreads lists just to see what was coming for new releases and then I read the synopsis’s of those books and decided they weren’t ones that I wanted to read. There are very few new releases that I’m actually excited for at the current moment. My TBR is under 110 if that tells you anything.
Same! My TBR for new releases is at an all time low! I can’t say the same about backlist books, though.
I just unhalued a bunch of books so that helped. I’m actually getting through my backlist books.
I’m the same for Slayer and Chains of Gold, not for me.
I looked at the Goodreads lists and there aren’t really too many books that I’m excited to read right now. I haven’t added much to my TBR from what I’ve seen from the lists.
I’m hyped for Slayer and I do eventually want to read Jay Kristoff’s books but that probably want happen for a while.
Yeah, I hated illuminae so I’m not going to read anything by him again. And then the way he treated people on Twitter for calling out problematic content in one of his books was an issue for me as well.
I loved Illuminae and I didn’t see any of that on Twitter.
Oh yeah, it was a huge problem.
I don’t know how I always miss stuff like this. Every time when something happens on Twitter and people start talking about how someone was rude or whatever I am like I never see anything rude in my feed.
It was when Nevernight was published. Nevernight got called out for being racist, and all it takes is a simple Google search to find the reviews.
Yeah I usually do my research on a book right before I plan to read it so since I have no plans to read it anytime soon I’m not going to research it right now.
Are you planning on reading Nevernight? Nevernight was published in 2016.
I do want to read his other books but there’s no telling when I will get to it.
His books are not for me and I’m also not going to support someone who has exhibited problematic behavior. It’s your choice to read his books, it’s also my choice not to read them.
I like to form my own opinions on the books I read and I totally agree that you shouldn’t read anything that you don’t want to and you shouldn’t support someone who you think is problematic. Like I said though I like to make my own decisions in the books and maybe after I’ve done some research I might not read them but as I stand right now I plan to read his books.
I hope you enjoy them when you do read them.
I haven’t heard of any of these. Maybe I’m looking at the wrong hype?
I just went through the Goodreads lists. I’ve been seeing Slayer everywhere.
Yeah, I don’t do much on Goodreads anymore.
I use it to keep track of what I’m reading and then I enjoy seeing what other people are reading.