Hype or Like Friday – September 23rd, 2016

Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! Or in this week’s case – it’s Hype of Like Friday on a Saturday because I took a nap yesterday instead of posting. Oops! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

September’s BOTM is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and the topic of the month is Back To School!


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Hyped Books I Was Forced To Read In School

5 Hyped Books I Was Forced To Read In School


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I know that Jill is going to disagree with me on this one, but I’m sorry Jill, you know how I feel about this book. I’m sorry but I just do not understand the fascination with this book!!! I’ve read it twice so don’t try and tell me that it’s just because I was forced to read this in school. It’s not. This book is just nothing amazing. YEAH, I SAID IT! It’s blah, absolutely blah. All of Fitzgerald’s books are basically the same story with a different title – depressing, boring, and full of fluff that English teachers love to overanalyze. Yawnnnnnn…


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Okay, here’s the deal – I hate Mark Twain. I cannot stand to read any of his books, and trust me, I’ve tried. Me and that man just don’t get along. I can’t explain the reasoning, it’s just a known fact. I find him to be boring and his writing to be dry. Call me controversial if you want, but there it is.


Lord of the Flies by William Golding

I think this book was supposed to be a satire and social commentary. But all I can think is, my God, you are one sick sick man, Golding.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

I think I’m just one of those people who doesn’t get anything from gothic novels. They’re too bleak and depressing, while using very flowery language to lull people into thinking they’re beautiful stories. Nope, I’m not falling for it. English teachers everywhere should feel ashamed they fell for it.


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

I understand the importance of novels such as this one and 1984. I have a degree in political science so I promise that I do! However, that doesn’t mean I enjoyed reading them. I really didn’t. In fact, you could almost say that I would rather bang my head against a brick wall then have to read these books for a 3rd time. (Yes, I read them once on my own and then had to read them again for school.) I refuse to do it. It ain’t happening!

So what did you think of my choices? Do you agree or disagree? What books would you put on your list? Leave a link to your Hype of Like Friday post below in the comments!