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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Book 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.
Ocean 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.
Room 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?
Scythe (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.
Station 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.