5 Popular Books From 2019 I Might Read (or Not)

Hi Blisses,

Hyped books are very dangerous books to pick up because whether we, readers, like it or not, we automatically expect much from them. That’s why I rarely read a hyped book and when I do, a long time has already passed since it’s published. That said, there are a lot of hyped books from last year that I haven’t read yet, and to be honest some of them, I’m not planning to read.

In this post, I will share five of last year’s hyped books that I haven’t read yet. I will also share if I will read them and if not, the reason why. By the way, this post is my take for Top 5 Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is actually TOP 5 SERIES I WANT TO START but last week, I posted something similar, so instead I based my post today from last week’s topic which is Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet. But if you still want to know the series I want to start/read this year, you can find it HERE.

Now, here are 5 popular books from 2019 I haven’t read yet and my verdict if I will read it or not…

1.) Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication Date: March 2019

Daisy Jone& The Six is actually the name of the band that plays a big role in the story. The band is well-known in the late seventies but no one knows what made them disband. This book reveals that, including the behind the scenes of the band’s life back then. And Daisy Jones is at the center of it all.

VERDICT: I will read it. The reason I haven’t read this one yet is because I’ve only read one written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and it was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Evelyn Hugo sets the bar so high, I’m quite afraid Daisy Jones will disappoint me. But I’m sure, one of these days, I’ll have some courage to read it. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing is so good to pass. Here’s my review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo if you want to read it.

2.) The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Publication Date: February 2019

The Silent Patient features Alicia who once had a perfect life until one night she mysteriously shots her husband five times in the face. Now, she’s the silent patient and catches interest from the public, including Theo, a criminal psychotherapist.

VERDICT: PASS. The hype is actually not the only reason why I haven’t read this one yet. Another reason is I kind of have an idea of the entire plot, of what the reveals might be. I read a spoilery review recently and I was right. And I knew cheating would play a big role in the plot and I hate cheating in my reads.

3.) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Publication: October 2019

Ninth House is Leigh Bardugo’s first Adult Fantasy and is set in our current world instead of some alternate fictional world. Ninth House is about Alex Stern who gets in Yale, through some mysterious benefactors. She has no idea why but she’s tasked to find out about some secret societies in Yale. Of course, she finds out some sinister things.

VERDICT: Of course, I will read this one. It’s written by Queen Leigh. But I won’t be reading it soon, maybe when the next book in the series comes out.

4.) The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Publication: February 2019

To be honest, I don’t fully understand what this book is about but I know it’s good. All I know is it’s diverse and with LGBTQ characters. There’s also a queen and a lady-in-waiting tasked to keep her safe. Really, that’s all I know.

VERDICT: I will read it. Knowing little about the plot only makes me curious how the story will unfold. I think it’s going to be complicated and amazing. The only reason I haven’t read it yet is because I want a physical copy. I want to touch it while reading.

5.) On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Publication: February 2019

From the author of The Hate U Give, On The Come Up is about 16-year-old Bri who wants to be a rapper. One time she poured all her frustration into her first song which goes viral for wrong reasons. Bri, then, finds herself in a controversy.

VERDICT: I will read it. I think this book will have a place in my heart. It’s easy to guess that Bri’s story is powerful, even important, that I know I need to read it one day.

There you have it Blisses. These books are really hyped when they came out, I mean even before they’re published and even now months after they’re published. I once avoided them but hopefully, not anymore. Hehe

Have you read any of these books?What do you think of them? Any hyped book that surprised you? Let’s chat.

38 thoughts on “5 Popular Books From 2019 I Might Read (or Not)

  1. Great list! I’m hoping to read Daisy Jones and Ninth House as well. I read Priory a couple months ago, and I liked it a lot! It’s definitely a beast of a book, but once you get over how massive it is, it’s pretty easy to get into. On the Come Up was a great read, but not nearly as good as The Hate U Give, at least in my opinion.

    Hope you enjoy these books!

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  2. I haven’t read The Priory of the Orange Tree either, but I tried The Ninth House and will pick it up again, interestingly enough The Silent Patient wasn’t measuring up to the hype for me.

    BUT I absolutely ADORED Daisy Jones & The Six and On the Come Up – both were exceptional stories, audiobooks, and all around must read novels.

    Hope you’ll enjoy them as well πŸ˜€


    1. Oh I read few reviews of Ninth House being difficult to read. I guess it’s not for everybody or rather, you have to be in a particular mood to read it. But hopefully I’m one of those who end up liking it. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I’m excited about Daisy Jones and On the Come Up. Their authors are both great so I expect no less. πŸ™‚


  3. I’ve read Daisy Jones and honestly ADORED it though not as much as Evelyn. I listened to the audiobook and flew through it. And then I re-read like a month after I read it the first time…I’ve also read and loved Ninth House, it’s definitely worth the read if you like Bardugo!

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    1. Oh that’s great to know. I’m pretty sure I’ll read Daisy Jones very soon. It must be still really good that you reread it. But still I’m trying to lower my expectation so I don’t compare it to Evelyn while reading. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. I started reading Daisy Jones & The Six, but it just wasn’t for me. Not that the writing wasn’t good, I just couldn’t get into the actual story. I read the Silent Patient and while I liked it, it wasn’t as good as I had anticipated. I hope you get a chance to read these and that they meet your expectations.

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  5. I have The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo coming up next month in my book club and I CANNOT WAIT ❀ I have some reluctance about reading most of these books, especially Priory as it's really long but similarly I think I'll still get around to them eventually. It just might take me more than a year πŸ˜› Great post Lili!

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  6. I am so back and forth on the Priory of the orange Tree!! It’s 1.99 as an ebook and I should just buy it but haven’t. LOL. Daisy Jones is still REALLY good but not as good as Evelyn Hugo!


    1. Hehe. I can’t wait to put my hands on my physical copy of Priory and start reading it, I love reading huge books while holding them.

      Everyone’s saying the same thing. Daisy jones is still good but not as great as Evelyn Hugo. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh I’m REALLY honored. Thank you so much. I’ll visit your post later when I’m in my laptop. I’m currentlyusing my phone and I find it better to read blog posts in my laptop. Thank you so much for the nomination. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  7. I always seem to be disappointed when it comes to hyped books. I thought Ninth House was awful and it was one of my most anticipated books of the year. I also wasn’t a fan of The Silent Patient. I hope you enjoy these more than I did!

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