Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Polarizing Books

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by gingerreadslainey and is hosted by Thoughts on Tomes.

This weeks theme is Favourite Polarizing Books.

–These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.                                                                       

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


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Synopsis About three things I was absolutely positive.

First, Edward was a vampire.

Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.

And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.

This is a book that so many people loved but there was people who also didn’t like it and the people that didn’t like it actually seemed to really hate it. I’m not sure why as I love the first one in the Twilight series and New Moon, they book excited me so much just like the films. I haven’t read them in so long so I’m defiantly looking forward to picking them up again.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James       


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Synopsis When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Again another series that has got a lot of stick! A lot of people hate these books and I think a lot of male community can’t understand them and that’s totally fine but for me this is a series I could re-read over and over again and never get bored.

Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter           


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The Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter is beyond amazing! This a series that with every book has a high rating on Goodreads, a lot of people seem to love them and for me this is my favourite book series of all time, I love a good thriller and the author never fails to keep me on my toes with every book he writes. If you enjoy thrillers, mystery and suspense novels, you have to try this series, starting with Crucifix Killer!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


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Synopsis It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.  

Ah, The Book Thief, a much loved book. This story is completely mesmerizing, I love the writing style and I love the characters, this book is like a warm hug. It’s an emotional book but one I would love to re-read. You can read my review on The Book Thief, here!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs               


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Synopsis A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.        

When I started Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children I absolutely flew through the book which then led me to marathon the series! All of these books are beautiful but I know there’s many people that actually hate them and don’t understand the hype, I’m not sure why because they make me so happy! They’re so exciting and I just want to read them again and again.

Sarah xoxo


9 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Polarizing Books

  1. I’m disappointed in the Peculiar Children trilogy, I had such high hopes for it because of the Hype. But I ended up thinking it was only ok. I haven’t read the third book yet. Hope I like it better than 1 and 2.

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