Find more about T5W here! This week’s topic is Books to Read without the Synopsis. I love this topic! I think a lot of the times people expect a lot out of a great synopsis, or the synopsis sucks, both of which can ruin the book.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
I think people might be able to guess some of the twists in this book (if you’re super perceptive) and it’s just better to go in blind.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
From reading a lot of reviews on Goodreads, a lot of people feel let down by this book based on what they were expecting in the synopsis. I think it’s best to just take the name and go with that.
Beka Cooper by Tamora Pierce
The synopsis for this book is very poorly written and I think it turns a lot of people away. All you need to know is there’s magic and a badass female protagonist who’s a police officer.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Not necessarily the synopsis, but I know a lot of copies of this book were marketed as “the Night Circus for YA” and I think that’s very misleading. Having read both this summer, TNC is on a whole different level than Caraval. I think it was good I read Caraval first because I didn’t have any preconceptions coming in.
That’s all I could think of for this week! What were some of yours?
Thanks for reading! xx