Top 5 Wednesday: Fandoms You Are No Longer A Part Of

Hey Book Nerds! Have you ever been so obsessed with something that you joined the fandom, and then totally lost interest in it and left the fandom? I know I have and I’m super excited that I to talk to all of you about some of these fandoms today!

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Samantha and Lainey. It is actually a Goodreads group and if you are interested in joining, you can CLICK HERE!

I know that there are a bunch of people who used music and movie fandoms as their answers but, since this is a book blog, I am gong to try to focus this on books!

  1. Divergent (Divergent, #1)DIVERGENT BY VERONICA ROTH
    I originally watched the movie before reading the book and absolutely fell in love! It was such a good movie and I was so obsessed that I immediately read the first book. And then I read Insurgent the next day. I loved all of the characters and the whole plot of the novel! After I finished Insurgent, I took a break from the series and didn’t get to Allegiant until my birthday, which was at least 3 months after I read the first two. Once I started it, I don’t think I even got 50 pages into it before I HAD to put it down. But, I ended up picking it up again. A year later. And hating it. I just couldn’t find myself enjoying it. I’m pretty sure that if I binge read the series I might have had a chance of loving the series.
  2. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS
    I’m pretty sure that everyone obsessed over this series at one point. A few years back, before I was even a reader, it used to be really cool to read YA books in my sixth grade class. So, I decided to pick up Mockingjay, even though I hadn’t read the first two. I think I only got about 10 pages into it before dropping it. Fast forward a few years, I picked up THG, loved it and then immediately read Catching Fire. I loved that one too. But, it is 2017 now and I still have never got to Mockingjay. I have completely lost interest in it and since the final movie came out, I have said goodbye to the series.
  3. Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)PRETTY LITTLE LIARS BY SARA SHEPARD
    This was actually the first fandom I ever got into. I started off by watching the TV show, which I ended up quitting after the fifth season. But, I actually loved the first book in this series. It was a fun and mysterious contemporary that I really enjoyed. Since I was borrowing a bind-up of the first two, I immediately read the next book too. Then I went on to borrowing a bind-up of the third and fourth book and it was meh. Nothing too interesting. But, I still wanted to continue the series, so I bought the fifth book and OH. MY. GOD. It was horrible. SO, I have been a PLL fan since then.
  4. Twilight (Twilight, #1)TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER
    Who wasn’t a fan of the Twilight Saga at one point? I definitely was and I have probably seen each movie five times at the least. Yup, I used to be a hardcore fan. I ended up watching every movie before I even started reading the books. Haha it happens. But, I “stole” my mom’s copy and I really enjoyed it. And then I ended up buying New Moon and ohmygoodness, my hatred towards Jacob is infinite. I hated the majority of the book, besides a few of the last chapters because it was mostly just in Jacob’s pov. I continued the series and can proudly say thatI have finish every book, besides Life And Death. But, I am no longer that fangirl who obsesses over Edward Cullen.
  5. Legend (Legend, #1)DYSTOPIAN NOVELS (YES, LIKE THE GENRE)
    When I first started reading, this was my absolute favorite genre. Not science-fiction, DYSTOPIAN. It was all I would read. I read Divergent. I read The Hunger Games. I read Matched. I read Delirium. But by far, my favorite dystopian was Legend by Marie Lu. It’s one of the series that I came to adore and is probably the only dystopia that I would EVER give a reread. Of course, I will come across a dystopian that I still want to read but, I am more into fantasy now. Some of the series that I still want to read include The Selection, The Darkest Minds and The Maze Runner.


THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed my answers for this week’s topic! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

Teaser Tuesday #22

Hey Book Lovers! It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for a new teaser! And, this week’s teaser is from a review book that I am currently reading! Quite a few of the review books that I have been sent haven’t been too good, but my current one is entertaining! But, I am really hoping that it will NOT be next week’s teaser because it is taking me longer than I hoped it would take me to read. But, let’s get straight into the teaser!

‘In any case, I had plenty else to keep me occupied: articles to write, a novel to finish and a travel book to plan. I’d already come up with the idea to misappropriate Twain’s writings somehow, but I was struggling with how to connect my idea to my pursuit of Strabo.’

Page 126, Letters to Strabo by David Smith

I actually had to do a little bit of hunting to find a good teaser. But, this one ended up containing two of the novels main focuses: Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad and Strabo. The whole story is a huge history lesson and I am absolutely loving it! Below is the synopsis if you are interested!

Image result for letters to straboBEHIND EVERY GREAT LOVE IS AN EPIC STORY WAITING TO BE TOLD

Adam Finnegan Black, or ‘Finn’, an innocent young American who is insatiably curious about life, made a promise to his mother before she died: To find out what really happened to his father…

His ambition is to be a travel writer, like his heroes: Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway and the ancient Greek ‘father of geography’, Strabo. His journey of discovery takes him through the radiant literary, cultural and picturesque landscape of the Mediterranean.

Following his heart and inspired by Letters to Strabo, written by his long-distance pen-pal Eve, Finn gradually learns more about himself but also about the woman he hopes will one day become his wife.

THAT’S IT FOR TODAY! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina