tier ranking all the popular books on the book internet that i’ve read (what am i even doing anymore)

Hello, hello, hello! It is I, doing something rather exciting today. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, I’m sure you’ve seen those tier ranking videos, where people tier rank anything and everything under the sun. Well, one year later I am joining, and I will be tier ranking some of the most popular books you can find on the bookternet. Of course, I have read all of these, which is, you know, the bare minimum, and so I will now tell you all what I think. You can obviously disagree with me in the comments, wage war, do what you would like, this is just what I think of these books. So, let’s begin!

// The Tiers //

Here are my tiers! So, the top, the creme de la creme, if you will, is called superior. These are the best there is, there is no doing better because these are the greatest. The next category is called “alright, i see you” with a hair tuck behind the ear. These are all very good books, they are giving what needs to be gave, but they are just not the greatest, and that is okay. They know their place and they stick to it. The middle category is called “you can stay”. These are just bearable. They aren’t particularly good, they aren’t particularly bad, they are just the most average. The second to last is simply called “hot garbage”. These are books that I would throw in a burning junkyard, never to be seen again. And the last, most shameful category is called “jail”. This is prison time for having the audacity to be popular. And our book lineup… Drumroll please…

The face of the book world, I am sure you recognize all of these, and have probably read a fair few. Now, to the ranking.

// A Thousand Splendid Suns //

What is there to explain about this? A Thousand Splendid Suns is sad and beautifully written and one of the best books I read last year. It truly is one of the most superior books in this line-up, and it has earnt it’s popular place on the internet.

// City Of Bones //

In a good way, I swear. I affectionately hate this series, with as much loving energy as is possible. It truly is YA trash, but good trash. However, it has to go, and if a burning dumpster is the place to go, so be it.

// Clockwork Angel //

Will and Jem redeemed this book for me, and so did Tessa. This is an example of a GOOD love triangle, and the only one I can actually name.

// Divergent //

Yet more trash. See, I was going to rank each book in these various series separately, but unfortunately for us all the website wouldn’t load with so many book covers, and it would also probably be very boring for you all, especially if you haven’t read some of the longer series. So, I will be ranking them all as a series whole, which is why Divergent takes its miserable place in hot garbage. It could have been good, but the last two books took it all down.

// Girl In Pieces //

See, I liked this book. Very much. But I think that there are books that are definitely better and books that I think mean a lot more to me. This is the sort of book that I would remember as being a good book, no strings attached. And the strings are what takes books up to superior.

// Harry Potter //

I know that I am wrong. As a rule, I am incorrect. But I just can’t take this book up to a level higher than “you can stay”. Because that is very much how I feel about this book. It can simply take up space, but that’s it. I guess we should all just be happy that I didn’t put it in hot garbage. It will not be getting any praise, not just for the author but also the many problems I have with it, and the only reason it is in the 3rd spot is because I know I am wrong, and because of the childhood nostalgia.

Please. Don’t get me wrong. I love this book very much. Very very much. But it just doesn’t have what it takes to be in the top category. Let me put it this way. If I were all 4 judges in Britain’s Got Talent, I would give this book 4 yes’s but I wouldn’t give it the golden buzzer. I really hope that made sense, and I am very sorry to anyone who doesn’t know what Britain’s Got Talent is because I’m sure everything I just said sounded like nonsense.

// If We Were Villains //

This is my golden buzzer book. The book that I would sent off to camp the second I open it. This book has one of my favourite first lines, and then my favourite lines that follow. Stunner of a book, and one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

// Illuminae //

The format of this book intrigued me, so I read it and it served. Despite me not loving the boy whose name I can no longer remember, I did really enjoy this, and I think I might be a little in love with a literal AI. Who needs help? Not me.

// One Of Us Is Lying //

Maybe it’s just me, but there is only one word I can think of to describe this book: average. It was simply just good enough. I didn’t like any of the characters until the end, and the plot was sort of a little predictable. To give it credit, it was quite addictive to read, and I might just be salty that the show is awful (in my humble opinion) and the casting for Nate made me want to cry.

// Pride and Prejudice //

To be honest I can’t even say enough worth hearing because this book is THE book. Literally the most famous book that every list ever shoves down your throat. And so anything I say is very honestly irrelevant. However, I have put this book in the second tier, and I don’t want to talk about it. Jane Austen has done better, and I think this book is not her best work.

// Red White and Royal Blue //

I would never lie to any of you, so I will tell you that I really don’t remember much about this book besides that I laughed quite a bit and I liked the characters. All that said, I think it deserves a spot close to the top, because I have a fond, if blurry, memory of it.

// Shadow and Bone //

I was rooting for you! We were all rooting for you! The first book was good. It was great even. But as is usual with trilogies, the last 2 books dragged it down. If it hadn’t been for the first book, this book might have been superior.

// Shatter Me //

Prison time. That is the best that this book deserves. I, again, know I am in the minority when I say I hate this book, but I do! So much. Juliette annoys me like noone else, and I ended up dnfing the series.

// Six of Crows //

On the other end, we have one of my favourite series of all time, Six of Crows. This, people, is how you write proper YA. The found family is unlike any other book, and the Shadow and Bone cast, the six of crows ones that is, are so bloody brilliant, I am in love. Certified classic.

// The Book Thief //

Y’all, this book if narrated by freaking DEATH! Stop! It’s so good oh my lord. I have been wanting to reread it for the longest time ever, because its so good! This is another superior book, and I stand by that for ever. I might just start a TBT defence club because I love this book so much!

// The Cruel Prince //

Jude and Cardan. Kill me. I wouldn’t even be mad. I just melted thinking of them 😭They are such a power couple omllll. Ok… Meltdown over. Anyhow, I love Holly Black, and I once bought a book just because it has a review by her on the front. This woman is a literary queen and I am dying to read her new book. Superior.

// The Fault In Our Stars //

A few years ago this would have been superior. No longer. I think I’ve outgrown how pretentious this book is. The only reason it’s in the middle is because I think 11 year old me would discover time travel just to beat me up in indignance. So, for the safety of my backside, I keep it in the middle. It can stay.

// The Hunger Games //

My the odds be ever in my favour if my younger self discovers time travel. Someone please explain my basic taste back in the day? To be fair, The Hunger Games, as in the first one, is really good, I love the one. Good book, good movie. But, there is better, and books that I love far more, and that’s who the top tiers are reserved for.

// The Inheritance Games //

Why are there three? There are few books I hate with my entire soul, and this is one of them. I think I did a read-a-long of this book, and it was the funniest thing in the worst way. First of all, both Gray and Jameson need to shut up with their stupid nicknames and their attempts at humour. Secondly, I have never met someone so unworthy of a lot of money. She truly lowered my expectations of main characters. Now, I am sure that I was right about love triangles.

// The Maidens //

Before I explain, have you lot seen the new cover? They failed they assignment. It is so ugly, it’s unbelievable. Moving on, I put this in the second tier. I loved it, but it just didn’t have the X factor. What is with these talent shows today? Ok, anyways, I formally apologize to Henry and Fred. Ily hehe. πŸ‘€

// The Raven Boys //

Am I stupid or was this series one of the most confusing things that has ever happened to me? I couldn’t keep up with the plot. Maybe it’s me. I’m the problem.

Alright, this is getting way too long, so I’m going to have to split this into another part. I really hope you all enjoyed this, I’ll be completely honest I’ve been writing this post since March. I been busy, what can I say, don’t hate the player hate the game. Until next time, see you!

20 thoughts on “tier ranking all the popular books on the book internet that i’ve read (what am i even doing anymore)

  1. cherry MWAHAHA i love all the popular book slander!! and yess there’s just something about tier-ing,, i myself tried to use a tiermaker for my “ranking my first 22 reads of 2022” post but it was too much work so i went with plain old wp headings to separate my tiers lol.
    i’ve read about 13 of these! i think i enjoyed pride and prejudice and divergent more than you did tho. ahhh it’s extremely heartening to see you loved If we were villains, i’ve literally heard only the BEST things about it and can’t wait to read it myself!!

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    1. haha I’m glad you liked it! it really is so much work, it’s kind of the reason I spilt the post up, I’ve been slowly writing this since March πŸ˜­πŸ˜… 13 is so impressive! If We Were Villains is incredible, im sure you’ll love it!

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  2. OHHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! THE TIERS ARE AMAZING AKSKSJS I LOVE THOSE NAMES SO MUCH!!
    the book thief and six of crows deserve to be in that their, the way I love them is insane-😩
    a-and I didn’t like red white and royal blue?? (DONT COME AT ME) BUT I LOVED I KISSED SHARA WHEELER SO THAT HAS TO MAKE UP FOR SOMETHING RIGHT???
    omg yes the fault in our stars is so pretentious, I really did not like it-😭😭😭
    ADORED THIS!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. omg thank you so much, I’m so happy you loved it!! I haven’t read that one, but I am shocked at you!! haha jk, but I completely agree on tfios, I liked it when I was younger and my taste now is so different πŸ˜… thanks again πŸ’™

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  3. SHATTER ME OMG IN THE JAIL SECTION😭 I do get why you might not like the series, Juliette could seem annoying but I read the books for my baby aaronπŸ’–I can’t eait for the next part!!

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  4. i love this idea so much cherry! you are not alone in your love for aidan. let’s go get therapy together ✨ and the book thief supremacy!! i will never stop screaming (and crying) about that book. honestly, i also detested grayson and jameson and avery in the inheritance games, but they all somehow grew on me in the second book?? i don’t know what’s happening. that entire series is like a soap opera, it’s trashy but i can’t look away πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you so much! Listen, I’m searching for a therapist as we speak, I’m ready when you are πŸ˜… And yes, the book thief is incredible, I would join you in screaming but I’m still sobbing in the corner! I did actually end up starting book 2, but it was a dnf 😦 I agree tho, I think of that book as a car crash, you know its bad but you can’t look away from it πŸ˜…

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  5. OH MY GOSH CHERRY???? I LOVE THIS IDEA SO SO MUCHHHH 😭😭 AND OMG YES SIX OF CROWS DESERVES THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD CAN WE PLEASE GIVE IT THAT??? i must read all the khalid hosseini books though AND ALSO IF WE WERE VILLAINS BECAUSE THEY MUST BE FABULOUS IF YOU CATEGORIZE THEM WITH SIX OF CROWS???? (fair warning though, I AM SCREAMING IF THEY DON’T LIVE UP)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I would literally steal the whole world just to give it to SoC, I love that duology with my whole heart! oml IWWV is so good, it is just as good, if not better than SoC! I really hope you love it 😭

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