Top Five Wednesday: Books to Read without the Synopsis

This week’s Top Five Wednesday is all about books that are best to go in blind, so grab the five reads below, skip the synopsis and let the first page lead the way!


Made You Up by Francesca Zappia I didn’t know too much about Made You Up going in, other than the fact that I knew that I loved Francesca Zappia’s other book, Eliza and Her Monsters. Just know that Made You Up that is a bit of quirky read that sheds a great light on mental illness (and that there may be some lobsters involved).

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson– The synopsis of The Sky is Everywhere gives off these love triangle vibes, but the book itself focuses more on Lenny trying to deal with the grief caused by her sister’s sudden death.

 The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr– The only thing that you need to know about Emily Barr’s The One Memory of Flora Banks is that our main character suffers from memory loss.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart– Much like We Were Liars, I highly suggest diving into E.Lockhart’s latest thriller without knowing too much.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab– Surprised? I think not! All you need to know about my favorite Victoria Schwab book before heading in is that there’s rivalry, superhuman powers, and  a big man with a love for chocolate milk.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


11 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Books to Read without the Synopsis


      Okay when it comes to which to read first book, I’m going to go with reading Vicious first. Vicious was my first V.E. Schwab book and I am obviously still very invested in that book. The sequel (which I totally did not expect but am fangirling all over the place about) is schedule to come out next year. However, in all reality, it does not matter if you pick up ADSOM or Vicious first. V.E. Schwab is going to be coming out with more books in the ADSOM world in the somewhat near-future so if you want to read the Shades of Magic trilogy series right now, go ahead! Personally, while I enjoyed the Shades of Magic books, I don’t understand all of the hype– yes, I understand most of the hype and they are very good but I was not overly in love with them (*runs away from all the screaming ADSOM fans who may or may not come after me*). I appreciate and often love world-building but with these books, I’d say the first 1/3 of the last two books was almost all world building and I was waiting for something to happen.
      I probably spent two weeks reading A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light while reading other books as well.

      hope this helps!!


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