Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post! Yes, I know I am late to the game for the second day in a row… Life, you know?
This week’s theme is…
August 3rd: Books You Feel Differently About
— Talk about the books that you feel differently about after you’ve had time to think about them or re-read them. These are books that you gave a low rating, and then thought about it or re-read it and ended up loving. Or a book that you loved when you first read it, but after you’ve thought about it or you’ve gotten older, you see how many problems it had.
Yeah I really wasn’t feeling this week’s theme. The only book I could really think for this one would be the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. I read this series when I was 19 and aside from the fact I didn’t think the writing was particularly good, I enjoyed the storyline. Now looking back as an adult, I realize how co-dependent Edward and Bella’s relationship was. Funny how these things don’t really become clear until you’ve had more life experience huh?
I decided to a past T5W post, so I am going to chose one from February 2015…
Books That Take Place in Your Country/Region/or Area
Since I am from the United States, I thought I would narrow it down to the state I live in, Ohio…
» Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch (The Bill Hodges Trilogy) by Stephen King
This is a great crime thriller series by the King himself that is set in Cleveland, Ohio. When I went to Stephen King’s End of Watch Book Tour, he said that he will be doing a spin off of this series that will be set in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio!
» June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
June is set in a fictional town in Ohio called St. Jude. The author references Lima and Columbus Ohio, so I assume St. Jude would be located toward central Ohio.
You can read my review here → Book Review: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
» The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Ok so I didn’t actually read this book, but I did watch the movie adaptation with my nephew who DID read the book. This book is set in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where Camp Haven is stationed, is about 20 minutes from my house.
» I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
This was actually one of the first sci-fi books I ever remember reading. I actually really enjoyed this book when I read it, but never got around to continuing on with the series. I am Number Four is set in the fictional town of Paradise, Ohio.
» Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
I haven’t actually read this one either but it is on my TBR. I’m not sure where in Ohio this book is set though… can I get a fact check on this one?
» The Summer that Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
This is the book I am currently reading. I have heard such wonderful things about it, so I am excited to get further into the story. The Summer that Melted Everything is set in the fictional town of Breathed, Ohio.