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This week the topic for T5W is Books to Read without the Synopsis.
1. ”American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
This book is one I didn’t know that much about when I started reading it, and the reason for why I think everyone should start reading the book without the synopsis, is that it was such an amazing book and it surprised me a lot. I think going into this book ”blind” will make the reading experience a lot better and memorable.
2. ”Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro
I had heard that this book was good before I picked it up, but that was pretty much it. I was really surprised by the book, but to be quite honest I was also lost while reading it. This novel is really strange and not for everyone, but incase someone wants to read it…don’t spoil yourself. I have seen the movie based on this as well, but it wasn’t very good, so I don’t really recommend watching that.
3. ”Between Us and the Moon” by Rebecca Maizel
A really great contemporary that I liked a lot better than I thought I would. There were a few things I knew about the story before I read the book, but that wasn’t enough to spoil everything that was going to happen.
4. ”Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
This, I think, is a book that is now really hard to read without knowing the synopsis, due to the movie coming out next year. I however read it during a time when it was talked about, but not enough to ruin the book for me. If you read it without any previous knowledge of the story, it will be a wonderful and exciting experience.
5. ”Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters
I found this book on my friend’s bookshelf and asked her if I could read it because I was looking for new books to read. All I really understood about the story was that there was a lesbian romance situation going on and some kind of plot to steal from a wealthy family. I don’t really remember what my first thoughts were. The book turned out to be so much more interesting than I had thought it would be though. The plot twists were amazing and I loved every page of the novel. I believe there are also two movies based on this novel, but I haven’t seen them.