Top 5 Wednesday: Book to Read Without the Synopsis

I skipped last week’s Top 5 as I had way too much going on and there wasn’t enough time to pick only five classes. I just couldn’t do it lol. This week though, I’m not passing up on the topic for the week so before I give my tops here’s the topic and where you can join if you’d like ⬇️

It’s all about books to read without looking at the Synopsis. ➡️➡️ — We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books. To see the list of topics for the rest of the month or to join, you can go here… always fun topics to post about.

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I feel like the synopsis for I Believe in a Thing Called Love has too many revealing things about it. It’s already a cute book at a glance and the novel itself is even cuter so I’d rather do without having read the synopsis. 

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Every Heart A Doorway is such a short and quick read that I don’t feel it necessary at all to read through the synopsis. It’s definitely best to go into this one without it and just enjoy what the novel has to offer. 

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With After You, I already knew what happened to our main character in the first book so wanted to be completely surprised in this second novel. I didn’t want anything ruined by the synopsis, so I chose to not look at it and will be reading it very soon. 

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The Time Keeper is also another quick read and didn’t feel the need to look at the synopsis. Just with the title alone I knew it was all about time… so yeah, no synopsis needed.

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Trigger Warning is all about short fictions and disturbances. I knew right away it was a book I didn’t want to look into the synopsis. I just recently purchased this one so it’s going to a lot of fun just picking out a story and reading it without any info on it beforehand.

Let me know which books you feel are best read without a synopsis and if it’s tough for you not reading them first before buying/borrowing the novel.


  1. DJ Sakata

    September 17, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    all look like tasty treats to me!

    1. Jen

      September 18, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Lol, they definitely do 😜

  2. Katie

    September 17, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I have a tendency to not read synopses before starting books to begin with…so I can’t really tell you if there are any you absolutely shouldn’t read the synopsis for. I like this idea though. Great list.

    1. Jen

      September 18, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      I wish I could do that and just enjoy the book, but it doesn’t seem to work out that way for me lol. I have a tendency of reading almost all synopsis’ before choosing a book.

  3. stacey

    September 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I love your idea of no synopsis. Some good books you have chosen.

    1. Jen

      September 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you, but have to give the credit to the group creators of Top 5 Wednesday over at Goodreads. They’re always coming up with great topics for the coming up month. I have them linked at the top if you’d like to check them out 🙂

  4. Caroline Andrus

    September 18, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I’ll read anything by Richelle Mead without reading the blurb. Everything she writes is golden. <3

    1. Jen

      September 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      There are only a few books I don’t feel the need to read a synopsis, especially if it’s an author I love, but even then it’s not an easy task lol

  5. Jenn

    September 18, 2017 at 1:55 am

    I have such a hard time not reading the synopsis. It makes me anxious not knowing what the book is about.

    1. Jen

      September 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Same here, I seem to always read them before I buy or choose a book anywhere. Sometimes I wish I hadn’t like with the books above because it gives too much info, but I can’t stop lol 😜


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