Saturday, October 13, 2018
Hype / Tripe: Are Popular Books Worthy?
I have decided to do a regular feature where I will read and give an honest review of a very popular book. This might not be a recent book, however, it will be something that a lot of other bloggers and Booktubers have spoken about a lot.
I just want to confirm a theory I have that not all books that are hyped are necessarily good and that a lot of the attention surrounding these books comes from a big and clever marketing campaign.
I am not going into the books I select expecting to hate them and really prefer it if I don't have to do a ranty review. But if a book pisses me off, you can expect full honesty about it.
The first book I will be reviewing for Hype / Tripe is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I have a strong suspicion that this is a book that was popular because of the representation it offers, rather than the strength of the story. But I would love to be proven wrong and will be reading and reviewing it in the coming week.
If you have any books you would like to see me write about for this feature, please leave your recommendations in the comments. I already have a pretty good list of titles I plan to read for this, but it will be interesting to get an idea of what books you feel are overhyped.