Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You basically get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. Head over to the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of Wednesday-ers if you’re interested in participating!
Today’s topic is “Top Five Books You Were Spoiled For.” I’m pretty good at avoiding spoilers, usually. But sometimes you hear something you shouldn’t hear, or read something you shouldn’t have read, and there’s nothing much you can do about it. Unfortunately, some of the books I was spoiled for contained some major, major shock factors. Even though I enjoyed most of these books all the same, I will always wonder how my experience of them would have been different had I not known what was going to happen.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I don’t like this book. I’m pretty sure I DNF’d it 80% along the way because I could not handle the ridiculous premise and the ridiculous nonsensical world-building. But I may have picked it back up had I not been totally and completely spoiled for the last book in the series. A certain death happens that I won’t repeat here. I know a ton of people were pissed off about how this series ended, but I usually like such… complicated/unpredictable endings. Who knows? Had I continued on with the series, I might have come to appreciate how it all ended, but nope.
4. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
I’m actually glad that I was spoiled for this book, and I’m sure a lot of people who are interested in this book will be happy if they are spoiled in the same way I was. Had I known what I was getting into, I would never have read this, but I was spoiled when I was halfway through. By then, I was too invested in the story to give it up. Also, I kind of stopped playing the puzzle-game and appreciated the story for what it was rather than what I had thought it would be…
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I feel like everybody who reads this book has been spoiled. We all know what it’s about from reading blog posts and watching vlog videos. We’ve all heard about the kind of… character involved in this book. It’s virtually impossible to not be spoiled for this, but that didn’t make this book any less enjoyable. I would have preferred it if the “twist” wasn’t plastered everywhere, but hey. What can ya do?
2. Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
I was spoiled for most of the events in this book, including some major OMG character deaths. I had already seen Season 3 of the show, which is about half of the book, so I already knew 50% of the book. It’s safe to say that I was spoiled for about 70% of this book, but that did not take away anything from the experience whatsoever. Because even though I knew SOME OMG moments, there were many others I did not see coming. This is perhaps my favorite fantasy novel of all time, btw.
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Yes, I was spoiled for THAT thing. Don’t even ask. I cried twice- when I was told about it and when I actually read it. I don’t like to talk about it.
Alrighty guys, that’s it for this week’s T5W! Let me know some of the books YOU were spoiled for (or movies even!) Leave a comment down below! Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day. <3