Books That Should Be More Popular

by Hope Hanson
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Hi, everyone! Today, we’re talking about books that should be more popular than they are. I’m so excited to give you this list, but firstly, here’s the original prompt from Top 5 Wednesday:

Have you ever read a book that you loved but hadn’t really heard about before in the book community? It happens to most everyone! This week, look for books that you wish more people in the book community knew about.

(This month’s prompts were provided by Alex (The Scribe Owl). Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by GingerReadsLainey.)

Now, I’m excited to share these with you, because I love all of these books. I also obviously think they deserve more hype, and I really hope you check some of these out. Also, if you’re also a fan of any of these, feel free to let me know! And finally, if any of these books actually is popular and I’ve just never connected with the right people…I need you to tell me! I want to know about everyone else who’s just as obsessed as me!

The Merlin Saga by T.A. Barron

Okay, I’ll be honest; I think this series isn’t actually all that unpopular. But I never hear or see anyone talking about it, so I’m definitely including it on this list! These books basically started my love for Arthurian legends; in short, I love them so much.

Anyway, I believe these books deserve all the love in the world. Everything from the story to the characters to the writing itself is amazing. I highly recommend this series and I promise you won’t be disappointed if you decide to try it out!

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The Sons of Mil by L.M Riviere

LM Riviere the Sons of Mil cover

This has been, without a doubt, my favorite read of 2021 as of right now. And I read this in January, so it’s held its position for a while at this point. If you read my review of this one, then you know that I loved pretty much everything about this book. The characters were amazing, the plot is just so incredibly entrancing, and the world-building is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Plus, it’s rooted in Celtic/Irish mythology, which you should know by now is my absolute favorite.

In short? I think this book is a must-read. I want to tell as many people about The Sons of Mil, and I want everyone to read it. (Or, everyone who likes fantasy, at least.) I can’t wait for the next book to come out, and I really encourage you to read this first one before then, so you can join me in hyping up the latest installment when it’s released!

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The Beyonders Trilogy by Brandon Mull

Honestly, I just think Brandon Mull doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves, in general. His Fablehaven series is also great; I absolutely loved those books when I was younger. (Though, I didn’t like the first book of the sequel series all that much. I only read the one, but it didn’t quite live up to its predecessors.)

But this trilogy, The Beyonders, is definitely my favorite thing he’s written. I love the world of these books, the characters, all the different twists and turns of the plot. And they definitely don’t get talked about enough.

In short, I highly recommend these books. I loved them when I was in middle school, and I definitely think more people should give them a try.

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The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordian

The kane Chronicles cover

Okay, this might seem like a weird choice, but hear me out! I know these books aren’t unpopular; plenty of people love this trilogy. I just think that The Kane Chronicles are the superior Riordian series, and I don’t think I say it enough.

PJO gets all the hype, you know? And while it’s definitely not undeserved, I just want to acknowledge how much I love this trilogy. The humor is top-notch. The plot twists are unreal. (You know what I’m talking about.) And, of course, Egyptian mythology is great.

Also, while writing this, I saw the new paperbacks cover for these, and I’m honestly in love with this set. I don’t know if I like them quite as much as the original hardcover editions, but it’s a close call.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I feel like this one must be more popular than I think it, to be honest. Again, maybe I’m just not talking to the right people; I don’t know.

Anyway, I really love this book! And I love the second book, too, of course. It honestly has everything you could ask for in a book, and I highly recommend reading it.

Also, I can’t wait for the third book to come out. According to Goodreads, it’s being released in November, so that’ll be something to look forward to!

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So, what did you think of my picks for books that should be more popular? What books do you wish had more hype than they do? Drop a comment down below and let me know; I would love to check out some of your recommendations!

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