Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt.
This month, Samantha decided that the month of May is going to be Top 5 Wednesday Rewind Month, which means participants are supposed to pick topics that they missed in previous months but want to contribute to.
This week the topic I chose is from February 10, 2016: Books You Were Spoiled For.
So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to the top 5 discussion for the week of May 9, 2018.
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Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (October 22, 2013)
Print Length: 526 pages
While I was initially apprehensive about even continuing with the Divergent series after I read Insurgent (Divergent #2) in 2012. I was convinced to, however, after I attended a Wordfest discussion that featured Veronica Roth. I was so impressed by how much passion she had when speaking of the concluding novel, Alliegent (Divergent #3), that I knew it would be a disservice to her as an author, and me as a devoted reader, if I didn’t pick up the book. However, as is the case much of the time, I logged onto Twitter without realizing I was going to be bombarded with spoilers about THAT death, and as such I have not picked up Allegiant since.
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 24, 2009)
Print Length: 541 pages
I was a tad late to ‘The Mortal Instruments’ train, so by the time I picked up the series and got to City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) I already was spoiled for the sibling reveal. While I have yet to read the novel, I do have plans to pick it up, and hope that knowing the spoiler doesn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book.
Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2) by Harper Lee
Publisher: HarperCollins (July 14, 2015)
Print Length: 278 pages
I’ll admit it, I was so excited about the release of Go Set a Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2) that I actively search out all the spoilers I could. When I read them, however, I chose not to believe them, for how could Lee change the character of Atticus Finch that drastically, right? I should have believed the spoilers and saved myself the pain of seeing one of my favourite novels, and by far my favourite literary character, reduced to nothing more than grumpy, tired old fiction.
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 24, 2010)
Print Length: 392 pages
My sister introduced me to the heart shattering world that was ‘The Hunger Games’ series. By the time I got to a certain character’s sugar cube-less death my heart couldn’t take it anymore and I begged my sister to spoil the rest of the novel for me. To this day, I do not regret this decision, and take some form of peace in knowing what was waiting for me in the rest of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3).
Shadow and Bone (The Grishaverse #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (June 5, 2012)
Print Length: 358 pages
While I wasn’t spoiled for the whole book, I was spoiled for a character progression because I read the ‘Six of Crows’ duology first. While I wont say which character, it is an important one in ‘The Grishaverse’ trilogy, and I think I would have been a little more excited when he/she showed up to help out the rag tag band of misfits in Crooked Kingdoms (Six of Crows #2) if I had first met them in this book.
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And those are the top 5 books I was spoiled for. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and lets chat about it.