Blog Hop: Viral Books & TGIF: Olympics

August 3, 2012 Blog Hop, Meme, TGIF 30

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

It really depends for me.  I’m a fairly eclectic reader so unless it’s non fiction or sci-fi it’s probably a genre I’ll read.  I did read Fifty Shades and there is no way I would have if it hadn’t gone “viral”, but I can be contrary about “viral” books.  I didn’t read Twilight until after the New Moon movie came out (which ironically was my least favorite book).  I guess it kind of depends on my mood.

PhotobucketTGIF is a weekly meme to re-cap the week’s posts & to propose a question for our followers. It is run by Ginger at GReads.

Book Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver and bronze medals to?  It can be from any genre, new or old.

I chose to pick from books that I’ve read this year.

Gold: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry 
Silver: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Bronze: Divergent by Veronica Roth

It was a close call between the gold and silver. 


30 Responses to “Blog Hop: Viral Books & TGIF: Olympics”

  1. Jenna

    I’m an eclectic reader as well, so if it appeals I MAY pick it up, but it certainly isn’t based on hype.

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  2. Bittner

    I love the idea of the book Olympics! I’m going to wait and post my answers later tonight because I don’t have my books in front of me. But I am kind of impressed that you rated Pushing the Limits so high…very interesting.

  3. Susan

    I really need to read PUSHING THE LIMITS. I’ve heard tons of good things about it.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop!

  4. Alexa

    I really liked Pushing the Limits. The way Katie McGarry wrote the characters of Echo and Noah was really, really good – and that’s my favorite bit of it!

    And Divergent – I have no words. That book and its sequel Insurgent are made of pure win. Veronica Roth is amazing.

    I have yet to read TFIOS, not because I don’t have it, but because I want to save it for some special day ;)

  5. Liz

    I agree I tend to read any book or genre and usually the hype of a book just lets me know it might be something worth reading.
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  6. Amanda B.

    Great answers! I agree that it depends on the book and genre when it’s all hyped up.
    I’ve only read Divergent from your list, but I’ve heard great things about the others!

    Check out my post.

  7. Jenny

    Ugh, sorry to be a party pooper but I’m so sick of the Olympics. Don’t hit me. ;) I also don’t read books that are popular unless I want to.

  8. fakesteph

    TFIOS for silver? I can’t imagine not putting it at Gold, but then where would The scorpio Races go???? That’s why I didn’t participate this week. Couldn’t choose between them.

  9. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I don’t go out and read the viral books no matter what (I’m still not going to read Fifty Shades unless someone physically puts it in my hands and begs me to read it), but I do like to see what the fuss is about a lot of the time. I guess it depends on the book. And I don’t know how I would have narrowed it down to 3 books for those medals! You picked good ones, though! Oh, and New Moon was definitely my least favorite of the Twilight books, though the first movie was the worst I think (at least so far).