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Top 5 Tuesday || Hyped Books (Still) on my TBR

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My greatest talent is procrastinating.

That’s why today is a Top 5 Tuesday Triple, beginning with Hyped Books (Still) on my TBR! Thanks to Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads suggesting it for a topic earlier this month, and to my own ability to delay things, I’m using today to post about how far behind I am, and to catch up.

Yep, instead of reading all these books on my TBR, I’m just doing three weeks’ worth of T5T posts instead! My priorities are obviously rock solid. Right?

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Between Earth and Sky #1)

Black Sun Cover

Truthfully, I don’t know if Black Sun falls under the category of “Widely Hyped Books” or “Books Hyped Largely by my Twittersphere and not Everyone Else.” Either way, I’m still excited to dive into this one! I’m trying to find more adult fantasy to enjoy, since I need a break from YA every now and again, and Rebecca Roanhorse seems full of promise.

Plus, it seems like a follow a lot of people on Twitter who are ready to die for one of the characters in this book, and I trust their judgment. Hopefully soon I’ll find out if I’m on board the hype train!

 

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Inheritances Games #1)

The Inheritance Games Cover

It seemed like a brief period, but I KNOW I saw The Inheritance Games getting some hype on Twitter. And since I have extremely vivid memories of reading The Westing Game as a child, and since I do love a good mystery, who am I to say no to this?

But, like most of the hyped books on today’s list, it is sitting on my shelf, judging me every time I don’t pick it up. And it does a fantastic job looking pretty for Instagram. 😅

 

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

One Last Stop Cover

One Last Stop is the only one on this list that I don’t already own, and the only romance! Normally, I’m not a huge fan of romance. To each their own, but my aro-spec heart is very picky about romantic content, and I don’t usually get much joy out of romance novels. Just not my speed.

That said, I genuinely enjoyed Red, White, and Royal Blue, since it was silly and warm and such a relief from the stress of existing. It’s my hope that One Last Stop will be similar. And if not, I at least hope it still finds a special place in my heart. It seems likely, since we’re talking about time-travelling sapphics. Isn’t that already my jam?

 

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves Cover

I know, I know, I really need to read The Gilded Wolves! Not only is it one of those hyped books that’s ALWAYS hyped, it’s also been accused of being a Six of Crows rip-off, which makes me want to read it more. Nine times out of ten, that means it shares only one similarity with SoC, and it’s better anyways.

Can you tell I am a spite reader and a procrastinator all at once?

 

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya #1)

We Hunt the Flame Cover

We Hunt the Flame sits in a similar category as The Gilded Wolves. While not the victim of a SoC comparison, it is so, so, so often hyped, and I still haven’t gotten to it even though it sounds outstanding.

Honestly, I think my problem is ARCs at this point. All these exciting books on my shelves, but I’m worried most about the ones with upcoming pub deadlines. Maybe I’ve miscalculated. Or maybe I just need to read faster. 😖

 

There you have it! All the hyped books I must shamefully admit to still having on my TBR! And served with a heaping dose of OOPS as I catch up on this month’s T5T topics.

Stay tuned for the rest of the day for more talk about hyped books, and let me know if we share anything on our lists!

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