#T5W TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Books to Read Without the Synopsis




Hey guys! This is a new feature I joined from Goodreads' Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly book group about our top five favorite things in the middle of the week.

Created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and now hosted by Samantha from ThoughtsonTomes, this week's entry describes the top 5 books to read without ever checking out the synopsis first. We're always looking at the cover first, then the summary to see if the story is any good. But in some cases, it's best to go into these stories blindly. 

September 13th: 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.


5. Slip Away by Alexandra Richland - This book isn't known by many people, it's an indie book by a fanfic author I used to like. The synopsis sounds very simple, but the story itself is so much better than it sounds. 

4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman - If you've seen the movie or read the books prior to this post, please don't spoil! If not, then I think it'd be good to go into this book blind. It' pretty simple of a story, but the unpredictability of it is why I say to go into it not knowing what will happen in the end. 

3. Fractured by Elizabeth Stacey - I haven't read this book in a long time, but I remember going into it blindly because I usually don't go for kidnapping stories. But the cover and the premise made me think that it would be something better if I hadn't read the synopsis. The summary kind of gives away the plot too much.

2. Anomaly by Tonya Kuper - I love me some Anomaly, but unless you're a science nerd, I think it's ok not to know what the Schrodinger's Consortium is lol. I certainly didn't, nor did I know what the word Anomaly meant. With sci-fi stories, (if you're not into sci-fi like that), it's ok to go into these types blindly and find out later how it all ties together. 

1. Books, Blogs and Reality by Ryan Ringbloom - BBB seems like a cute, girly, dare I say, "chick lit" type of book, but once you get into it, it's a lot more than what it seems. I haven't read a lot of Ryan's books, but she is very talented, and this story showcases it well. And sidenote: there's nothing wrong with "chick lit" books. We need those types to balance out the dramatic, heavier, longer book series. 

What are some of your favorite books to read without the synopsis? Comment below!

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