Hello and welcome to my Top 5 Wednesday post!
This week’s theme is…
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.
Let’s get right into it, shall we?
» The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
This ended being such a sweet read. The cover makes it look like this is a middle grade read, but it is actually an adult book. It gave me similar feels as A Man Called Ove, so if you read and enjoyed that book, you’d probably enjoy this one too. I highly encourage you NOT to read the book description, as I feel it includes a HUGE spoiler. I actually didn’t not read the book description before going into this book, and I am so happy I went in blind.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
» Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
This was such a unique and heartwarming read. Quirky characters are my absolute favorite, so Willow Chance is a new favorite. This is another book that gave me A Man Called Ove vibes but I’d also recommend it to fans of The One-in-a-Million Boy, and even Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. This is one of those books where there isn’t much going on plot wise, but it’s more about the characters and relationships. Again, I recommend NOT reading the synopsis for this one as I feel it includes a spoiler.
» The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
This was a very unique post apocalyptic book and unlike any I had ever read before. If you think the post apocalyptic genre has been way overdone, then I would encourage you to pick up The Wolf Road and let Beth Lewis change your mind. The book description for this one doesn’t necessarily include any spoilers, BUT this is one of those books that is just better to go into without any details. Buckle up for a wild ride!
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
» The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
The Animators is one of my top reads of 2017. This book is so much more than I was anticipating. I was anticipating a light hearted contemporary novel with friendship being a central theme. While friendship is a major theme, The Animators is NOT a light hearted read. It is very gritty and raw… definitely more of a darker novel. The book description of this novel does not necessarily include spoilers nor is it exactly misleading, but it doesn’t necessarily do the book justice either. Skip the book description and start reading!
» The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
I think suspense/thriller books are best gone into blind in general, so I thought I would share one of my favorite thriller books that I’ve read in 2017. If you tell me that you saw the twist at the very end coming, you are a dirty liar!
Which books do you think include spoilers in the synopsis?
Which books are best to go into blind?
Do you ever skip reading the book synopsis?
Comment below and let me know 🙂