Top 5 Wednesday Rewind: May 23, 2018

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 September 13, 2017: Books to read without the synopsis – – We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.

So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to the top 5 discussion for the week of May 23, 2018.

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19063.jpgBook Thief, The by Markus Zusak 

Publisher:  Alfred A. Knopf (May 14, 2006, first published 2005)

Print Length: 552 pages

All you need to know is that this novel takes place during World War II in Germany.



15783514Ocean at the End of the Lane, The by Neil Gaiman

Publisher:  William Morrow Books (June 18, 2013)

Print Length: 181 pages

This book is weirdly beautiful as only Gaiman could produce. Plus, it is a great book to read if you are behind on your Goodreads challenge as it is only 181 pages.



7937843Room by Emma Donoghue 

Publisher:  Little, Brown (September 13, 2010)

Print Length: 321 pages

If you’ve managed to avoid spoilers in regards to Room, first off, congratulations. Secondly, where were you when the equally successful, Oscar winning film was released?



28954189Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman 

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 22, 2016)

Print Length: 435 pages

It is a YA dystopian and that’s all you need to know before going in. You’ll thank me for that later.



20170404Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel 

Publisher:  Knopf (September 9, 2014)

Print Length: 336 pages

It is an adult dystopian novel that somehow involves Shakespeare. It was also a National Book Award finalist, so there’s that.



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And those are my top 5 books that I think you should go into blind. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.



  1. midnightamythest

    Lately I’ve actually been trying to go into books blind. There’s a lot of books on my ‘To Read’ shelf that I don’t remember what the synopsis was or what made me buy it in the first place, but there must have been something interesting to it. And since I’ve stopped reading the synopsis again before picking up the book I’ve definitely found that it allows the books to surprise me a lot. Most recently this happened with Rainbow Rowell’s “Landline”, it took a bit to get into it because I didn’t have the synopsis to tell me where the story was supposed to be going, but chapter 7 threw a curve ball and then I was hooked. And going back and reading the synopsis, it immediately tells you what it is, and I feel like I would have enjoyed the book less if I had known what was going to happen from the start.


    1. Thepbkpilgrim

      I’ve also, lately, tried to go into books blind. I totally agree with you that by not reading the synopsis I am able to better appreciate the twists and turns that would have been spoiled if I had taken the time to it in the first place.

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