T5W: Books to read without a synopsis

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created and run by Lainey aka gingerreadslainey (Youtube channel) but it is now being run by Sam aka Thoughts on tomes (Youtube channel). Each week there is a different topic. You can check out the groups Goodreads page here for any more information and the future topics. This week’s topic is books to read without a synopsis. These are basically books that I think you can go in blind without reading anything about it. You know those books that it’s better to know nothing going into it. To be honest, I don’t do this often as I like to know what I’m getting myself in for especially if I’m paying for it. There are a few books I would recommend going in blind or at least knowing very little about the book. Basically I think not knowing will add to the mystery and/or creepiness of these books… Let’s get started.
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer – Annihilation (book 1)
  • The Chrysalids by John Wyndham 
  • Out by Natsuo Kirino
  • The Forgotten Beast of Eld by Patrica A. McKillip
Coming up with these answers actually made me realise how little I do this myself. Very rarely do I pick up a book that I haven’t done some research on, but I think it can add to the enjoyment sometimes. What do you guys think about going in blind? Is it a good or bad idea? I’d love to know your thoughts. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.





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