The Controversy of Hyped Books // ft. it’s a love-hate relationship, the pressure, & my fave hyped reads!!

So. Hyped books are a thing.

If I’ve learned anything from being in the book blogging community, it is that hyped books are a real thing that genuinely affects people’s (ahem, my) TBR and honestly end up dictating a lot of what we as bookworms read. They’re legitimately a huge part of being a reader!

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It’s probably going a little far to call it a controversy, but I think readers can have pretty strong feelings about the fact that hyped books exist, and that’s why I wanted to write this blog post. I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of hyping up books, and I thought it would be interesting to write my thoughts about it and then see what all of you think, too!

At the end of this post, because we all know book recommendations are amazing (besides the fact that they continue to feed our pet monsters TBRs), I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite books that were hyped up for me. Wait. That means I am feeding the hype? Help, I’m already confused and we’re 170 words in.

Without further ado, into the post!

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All My Thoughts on Six of Crows // Review + Opinions on the Most Hyped Book of All Time (!!)

I did it. I finally read the most hyped book of all time.

Without fail, I have heard about Six of Crows on nearly every blog. It’s been in recommendation posts, in discussion posts, and it lived on my TBR for longer than I’d like to admit.

The hype grew so much that eventually I was torn between a desperate desire to read it and a just as desperate desire not to read it, because what if it didn’t live up to all my expectations??

All these thoughts reached their apex on March 26th, 2019, the day I started to read Six of Crows. I feel like there should be ominous music playing in the background. Needless, to say…it was all worth it, and all the hype was absolutely right.

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In this post, I’m going to be first reviewing Six of Crows! If you haven’t read the book yet, you don’t have to be worried about any part of it getting spoiled in that section. After a quick review, I’m going to be screaming more directly about the book, and while I won’t be explicitly spoiling anything, I don’t recommend reading that part of the post if you haven’t yet read the book. I’ll make sure to differentiate between the sections. 😉

I can’t wait any longer to talk about this book, so let’s get started!

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Library Haul! // ft. Hyped Books & Much Pterodactyl Screeching…

Hello, everyone!

*waves into the Internet void* I’m so happy you found your way to Purely Olivia! 🙂 Today I’m going to be talking about the books I recently got at the library, many of which are books I’ve been meaning to read forever. Y’all, I’m so pumped for this post.


I haven’t been to the library forever, and I went this past weekend and got SO MANY wonderful books! All the books that have been checked out every other time I go to the library were there when I went. It was like Christmas came early, honestly.

So, in this post I’m going to be screaming about all the books I now get to read. And then hopefully we can talk about them in the comments if you’ve read them too. 😉

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