Hey guys, it’s Lois. I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday. Sorry that there hasn’t been a Top 5 Wednesday for the past few weeks I have been incredibly busy!
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is books to read without the synopsis. A lot of books synopsises include a lot of spoilers. So, these 5 books are ones to “go in blind” without reading the spoiler at all. Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly challenge, find the Goodreads group here.
1) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Luckily this is a book whose synopsis doesn’t ruin anything in the book, but you do not have to go into reading this book having read the synopsis. I could not put this book down. So much so that I read it non-stop on a 4 hour plane journey a couple of years ago just to find out what happened in the book.
We Were Liars is a Young Adult contemporary. There are mystery elements in this book as well a bit of romance. This book is a fantastic quick read that you will not be able to put down. Go into this one without the synopsis, it doesn’t ruin the book and doesn’t actually tell you that much. Give this book a read you won’t regret it!
2) It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
This is one based on personal experience. I went into this book knowing nothing about the story. I didn’t even know that it is formatted differently than your usual YA book. I feel as though this really helped me to enjoy the story as I was learning as I went on.
It’s Not Me, It’s You is full of humour. It is a YA contemporary with some romance and some self-discovery. I really recommend giving this book a read. It isn’t necessary to not read the synopsis. From personal experience going in without the synopsis helped me enjoyed the book even more.
3) Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
I actually read the synopsis before going into this book because I had been excited for the story for over a year. I would have loved to have gone into reading this book having only seen the front cover and the sprayed edged on the book. The front cover give enough clues as does the sprayed edges, all without not ruining the book. The title as well should hint as to what the book is about.
I was a big fan of this book. Spontaneous is a YA contemporary, with mystery and thriller elements throughout. I loved this book and it definitely lived up to the expectations I had, I just wish I had gone into this book blind.
4) The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
I feel that going into this book knowing the synopsis actually ruined the book for me. I wish I had gone into the book knowing nothing about the concept within the book. Also I feel as though the synopsis of this book gives way too much away about the story. I hate that some synopsises do that and it makes me read more books having not read the synopsis.
The Sun is Also a Star is a YA contemporary story with a trope not a lot of people enjoy. I feel that if you go into the book not knowing what this is it will not effect your view of the book.
There you have it, this weeks Top 5 Wednesday, books to read without the synopsis. Sorry there are only four books on this list I am a fan of reading the synopsis on books. Don’t forget to comment below your favourite book cover as well as your T5W links!
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3 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books to Read without the Synopsis”
Great post! I went into The Sun Is Also A Star pretty blind, and enjoyed it, though that specific trope drove me nuts. Looking back on it now, though, I don’t think I ever want to reread it. I reread her other book, Everything Everything, this summer and was so displeased with it the second time around that it makes me think I may not read her future releases. 😦
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Thank you! It’s such an annoying trope isn’t it. I recently watched the film adaptation of Everything Everything and thought it was okay. I don’t think I’ll reread it! 😊
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Yeah, I also thought the film adaptation was okay! I mean, the on-screen chemistry between the two of them was cute, but there were some seriously cringe-y aspects to it for me – like the whole “acting out text messages” thing. Oh well!
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