Top 5 Wednesdays – Books to Read without the Synopsis

Hi everyone! It’s the time of the week where we list out our top 5’s, and make an attempt to explain our sudden absence from blogging (maybe that second part is just for me?)

To all those who’ve noticed the absence, I’m sorry! I have all my posts written out but my laptop’s down again. Posts from my phone almost always end up having errors and scheduling always messes up my posts. However, my laptop will be fixed by the end of this week and then I’ll be back!

Despite my eternal laptop struggles, I couldn’t possibly miss out on a Top 5 Wednesday so I’m just going to type this out on my phone. Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted on a Goodreads group, the link to which I’ve included here. Today’s topic is Books to Read without the Synopsis. Here we go –


GONE GIRL BY GILLIAN FLYNN

I say this from personal experience! I got the ebook of this one and hence couldn’t read the back at all. I went into it not knowing even the genre of the book. Boy was I shocked when I realised!


THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO BY STEIG LARRSON

I finished reading this one about 4 days back and all I can say is that it is better to go in blind. It’s just a feeling I’ve got. Somehow, even the book started out fantastic, I feel like I’d been better off knowing virtually nothing. It lowers your expectations considerably.


AND THEN THERE WERE NONE BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

I absolutely loved this book! However, I feel like it would’ve been even more fantastic if I hadn’t read the synopsis because then everything would’ve come as a surprise to me.


THE FAULT IN OUR STARS BY JOHN GREEN

This again is purely on the basis of personal experience. I went into the book completely blind and I feel like that made me love it even more.


SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

I don’t know why? I read this book because it kept popping up on my WordPress Reader, so I didn’t really pay much attention to the synopsis. It was kind of fantastic!


And that’s all for today! Hope you have a great day! Until next time

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6 comments

  1. woohoo! I love the Girl with the dragon tattoo and come to think of it, I read it without reading the blurb and I think that’s the reason I enjoyed the whole series so much. Six of crows I’ll hopefully read after finishing the Grisha trilogy 😛

    BTW, we would love it if you could check out our T5W for today’s topic 😀
    https://ravenandbeez.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/top-5-wednesday-books-to-read-without-the-synopsis/

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  2. Love your list! I can’t stop laughing about someone going into Gone Girl totally blind–it must have really blown your mind!

    I didn’t go into SOC totally blind, but enough so that I was mostly just a long for the ride. I did have spoilers, but mostly about specific characters and nothing about the plot. But I agree with you — it WAS fantastic!

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