Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Polarizing Books

January 18, 2017 | Posted by Amanda in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Top 5 Wednesday | #T5W is a meme on Goodreads by Sam from ThoughtsOnThomes.

This week’s topic: Top Five Polarizing Books 

Amanda’s Picks

  1. The ACOTAR series
    A lot of people seem to either love this book to the point of obsession, or absolutely hate of being a sexist, trash novel advertised for children (I am paraphrasing from my experience)
  2. The Fifty Shades of Grey series
    Again, this book is definitely one that I have seen some series polar opinions bordering on obsession and ready to burn it for heat
  3. Anything by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, or Nicholas Sparks
    It really seems to me that when any of these three authors come up, people stand on opposite ends of the spectrum, though admittedly, that is usually because the stories these three weave usually only appeal to those people who already read their respective genres.
  4. Biographies and Autobiographies
    I love reading Autobiographies, but I hate Biographies. My son’s dad is the opposite, and a lot of people we know either hate or love both
  5. The entire Young Adult genre
    I have found there is a huge misconception around this genre that I love so much! I mean for one thing, it isn’t even a genre really. Young Adult means that the characters are teenagers or are in their twenties, and within this classification is every genre from horror to romance. They are not books written to be read only by young adults. In fact, some of the books (ACOTAR, anyone?) probably shouldn’t be read by the average teenager.
Latte Nights Readers:
Have you read or will you read these books?
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First, and most importantly, Amanda is a mom! Her son was born in April 2016, and his name is Spencer Scott Albus; named after Spencer Reid, her father, and the greatest Headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen!
Amanda is also an avid reader, coffee's biggest fan, addicted to book box subscriptions, and studying from home, while she single parent's her son, to become a Nursing Unit Clerk.
Her favorite color is purple, her fandoms are Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, all things Holmes, all things Maas, and the 11th Doctor. She has a thing for tattoos, chocolate, and Vanilla Coke, has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Depression, Social Anxiety, and an aversion to heat and all things spicy.
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  • We quite like ACOTAR series – we’re not obsessed though, so it’s not exactly a polarising series for us. Fifty Shades of Grey – yes, that is definitely a polarising book. Everyone we know either hates it so much or loves it so much. This is such interesting meme – we’ve never heard of it before. Will file this away to post about! <3
    ~ Pendragons

    • Amanda Mitchell

      I haven’t seen a lot of people do this meme, which is kinda why I like it LOL
      It’s a Goodreads group, so don’t forget to pop over there and check it out!

  • I agree with you list above people have very different opinions on all of those books/authors. I enjoy Nicholas Sparks books when I am in the right mood for something that is going to make me cry.

    • Amanda Mitchell

      I agree! I definitely have to be in the right mood for N.Sparks books!

  • It’s unfortunate, the “idea” that non-YA readers have about YA. When I first started getting a ton of YA ARCs in the mail, my mother would ask me, are these Childrens’ books (meaning, younger children, not teen)? *headdesk*

    I’m one of those that hate Maas’s books, but especially the ACOTAR series. Not at all for me, though it’s cool that her books are so popular. =)

    Great post, Amanda!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thanks Alyssa!!
      I totally know what you mean! My mother said the same to me!!

  • As a Constant Reader, I don’t understand how people can dislike Stephen King, or Dean Koontz for that matter. But I don’t like Nicholas Sparks, so … I guess that’s a point in your favor.

    I also read the Shades of Grey series and regretted that life choice. 😜

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Thank you!! I do not get it at all!!
      Well… that being said, I understand if someone is a bit of a chicken and just can’t do King. But COME ON! Anyway would love Odd Thomas!

  • LOL what you said about ACOTAR is definitely hilarious Amanda! Oh man, I had so many problems with Fifty Shades. The YA genre is so contesting!

    • Amanda Mitchell

      Hehehe Thank you!! Hilarity is always my goal 😉