Welcome to my first ever Top 5 Wednesday post! For 2017 I decided to wanted to be more active in the blogging community as a whole and get involved more – so whilst looking around Goodreads and reading through your wonderful blogs, I saw Top 5 Wednesday and figured this was the perfect starting point!
This weeks topic is: Favourite Polarizing Books; the books that people either tend to love or hate – with no in-between.
Looking For Alaska – John Green
John Green himself, is quite the polarizing man. I have never really looked into this and have kept myself clear of it all, but I’ve read quite the few arguments. However, at the point in my life that I read Looking For Alaska for the first time; it hit me like a sucker-punch to the stomach. I can’t remember my exact thoughts, just the emotion I felt. And every time since that I’ve read that book, I remember that feeling.
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas
Fantasy is not for everyone. Throne of Glass and the rest of its series seems to divide a lot of readers. I stay away from the debates as my love is that, mine. It’s not everybody else’s opinion and that’s okay too.
Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
Although the concept is strange and unfathomable to me, some people, do not like Harry Potter. They have never read a book, or watched a film. They are so vehemently against the idea of Harry Potter. I will never comprehend on this on.
The Inheritance Cycle – Christopher Paolini
I can happily admit that this fantasy series is not for everyone, you can easily tell it’s been inspired by a few other fantasy series that are more popular (Lord of the Rings) and it does have some eerie similarities. But, I enjoyed this series the first time I rad it and although I haven’t gone back, my fondness has not faded.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – April Genevieve Tulcholke
I think this might be the most polarizing book this list, and I can completely understand why too. It’s a very strange book, that is eerie and gothic and the characters are polarizing in themselves. I just found a sort of poetic-ness about it that I loved.
So there are my picks for my first ever Top 5 Wednesday! I can’t wait to read your picks.