Here I have a new discussion for you. And that is something I find it difficult to form a opinion about. And that is if you should go with the hype around a book or not.
I have done this before, I went with the hype for a book and then I either ended up liking it or being disappointed with it. Whenever there is hype around a book, people sometimes tend to say that it is the best book they read and talk about how amazing it is. So if I were to buy that book I my expectations would be sky high, if there would be romance involved I hope that I would love it, I assume that it would be a very original story which will stay on your mind for a very long time. And that only happened once to me, that was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
But most of the times when I give into the hype I tend to wait forever to even read the book, because I am afraid that I wouldn’t like it or there are other books I am more interested in. I then bought the book because other people really loved it, while I wasn’t planning on reading it in the first place.
This year I planned to do it differently. If I am going to give into every hype, I will end up broke and I already have a very large physical TBR which I really want to take care and I am really interested in all those books. Even though I have made the decision to not give into the hype, I sometimes wonder if I am missing out on a book which might become a favorite.
So I am still very torn on this topic and I would love to hear your opinion about it. Do you give into the hype or not, and why? And has that worked out for you so far?