Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Thought You Would Hate But Ended Up Loving
Brought to you by Drunk Ginny!
If you havent picked up on this I have very strong opinions. I know what I like and while Im occassionally willing to step outside of that I can be very wary. That being said, you cant judge a book by its summary.
- Infomacracy by Malka Older: I read this book during the never ending election fatigue that came out of the 2016 election. But Sam convinced me to give it a chance and I’m so glad I did because the politics are only one portion of this novel. The world Malka has built is amazing. The idea of small blocks of goverment was completely new to me and honestly helped fight back my overwhelming cynicsm. But even beyond that, the characters in this book have a crazy amount of depth and connect in such interesting ways.
- What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeymi: this one is mostly due to the fact that I’m not the bigfest fan of a collection of short stories. That being said this book is masterful in making sure there were connections between the stories that made the world full and fascinating.
- Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben: i was out of library books and this was available. I’m not really into the thriller genre partially because I feel it can usually fall back on some lazy tropes, i.e. fridging. This book exceeded expectations and has an awesome female protagonist that you want to root for.
- The Crossover by Kwame Alexander: yet again, poetry is not my jam. But I had the chance to see Kwame at a book event and knee I had to check out his stuff. This book made me understand why people enjoy poetry. The rhythm and ebbs and flows of this story are beautiful. I ended up reading this in such a short period of time because I couldn’t put it down.
- The Last One by Alexandra Oliva: at this point I think an apacolypse scenario book has to he fantastic. This one didnt seem too different at first but I can tell you this is one of the ones thats stuck with me the longest. The haunting moments of this book have stuck with me the way some moments from Station Eleven have.
So there’s clearly a running theme which points to me needing to be more willing to read out of my expected genres. But hey, all of these came from somewhere!
– Drunk Ginny