Having been watching BookTube for a number of years and making my way through both Book Twitter and BookTok. I have noticed a trend in book series and books that always repeat themselves and are constantly being mentioned! So today, I thought I would make a list of 5 books or book series that are insanely popular on social media that I want to read. I give into the hype!
First up is The Poppy War Trilogy by R.F. Kuang. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series as a whole. I know that the series finishes really soon but I want to get stuck in! I have actually bought the first book in the series and hope to get to it by the end of this year if not the beginning of 2020!
Secondly, The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. I see this series all over Book Twitter! I have only read 1 Brandon Sanderson book ever and I plan to read another one of his books this month. I loved the one book of his that I have read and after seeing the hype for the release of the 4th book in this series coming out really soon. I knew I needed to find out what all the fuss is about. I am also super intrigued by the fact that quite a lot of his books use the same magic system but they are just all set in different periods of time in his world. Just so cool!
Thirdly, Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. Again, most of the hype for this series comes from Book Twitter. I love learning about different cultures and when I heard that this book was Project Runway meets Mulan… I was hooked. I see this book posted about all the time so I just need to get my hands on it now!
Next is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Now this book has been on my radar for years. It was only recently with the release of her other book The Starless Sea, which I own, did I realise how popular this book was. I plan to read The Starless Sea first and see if I like that, as I had heard that her writing style can be hit or miss, then I will pick up this book.
And finally, probably not a shock to people but the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. On any platform that I consume book content, blogs, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or TikTok. I always see this book mentioned. I personally have heard average things about her first series which is set in the same world as the Six of Crows series but I was told you need to read it to understand the magic system and some of the characters. I might just wait for the TV show to come out and then read this duology after.