Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.
This week the theme for Top Five Wednesday was books to read without the synopsis and I was very intrigued by this theme
(as I do like to read books that way from time to time), so I decided to create my own list. These are books that I read without reading the synopsis first and also books that I recommend you read without the synopsis. Nothing much to add to that, I think it’s very self-explenatory. Now lets get into the books that I decided to pick for this topic!
5. Any book by Agatha Christie
I never read a synopsis for an Agatha Christie book. First of all I don’t want to risk getting spoiled for whatever is going to happen. Second of all Agatha Christie is the queen of crime so I’m sure that I will enjoy whatever I pick up by her.
(Or rather that has been the case so far.)
4. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
The only thing that I knew about Nimona before reading it was the fact that it’s a graphic novel.
(And that the art is cute, thanks to the cover.) I had no idea what it was about or where it would go and I was very pleasantly surprised by it when I read it. This one I definitely recommend reading without checking the synopsis, it’s just a lot more fun that way!
3. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
I knew literary nothing about Where Things Come Back before reading it. Going into it blind was the best idea that I could have had. This book kept surprising me with each revelation and I loved every moment of it. The synopsis gives quiet a few things away, so I think it’s definitely better going into this book blind.
2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
As you may know, Aristotle and Dante is one of my all time favourite books. Before reading it I actually had no idea what it was about. I was very intrigued by the title and the cover
(plus all the awards it won), so I decided to read it. And it was the BEST idea ever, I simply fell in love with this book!!
1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The only thing that I knew about this book before reading it was the fact that it’s by Neil Gaiman. This book has only 180 pages, so the synopsis can spoil things for it easily. Honestly I think you don’t even need to read the synopsis. The name and cover are intriguing enough on their own, plus it’s by Neil Gaiman so there is that as well.