Today is Wednesday, which means it’s time for another top five Wednesday (T5W). I will leave a link to the Goodreads group here, for information and topics. This week’s topic is our top 5 former (book) fandoms.
Let’s carry on.
I read those books so fast, and with so much love, that I don’t really remember all the details. It was in grad school, I think, and everyone was reading those books. I was in a bad place, and the first book was exciting. But, by the last book, I kind of felt queasy about the relationships presented in the overarching story. Plus, Jacob deserved better. I shipped him with Leah, I think?
4. Hush, Hush
After Twilight, I had interest in reading things beyond just classics and articles, so I started reading these books by Becca Fitzpatrick. I don’t remember much, but it involved angels. Patch was strange and charming, and Nora was down to earth. But overtime, my attention to reread the books dwindled. So, I gave them away and stopped being part of the fandom. I mostly participated by watching fanvids.
3. Percy Jackson
I read all the books in this series and even the series that followed it. The story was interesting, but I kind of became weary of the basic concept of the series. Some deity messes up, has kids, then leaves them. Kid has awful quest bestowed upon them, and then random things happen because of deities’ agendas. It was not for me.
Oh no. This series started out okay. I was even accepting of the first movie, but then the last book came out and I was livid. I passed on the books to my sister, and we gave away the last book. That is how mad I was about this story.
1. Harry Potter
This is the only fandom I truly felt part of. Maybe it’s because I was in it for the longest time? I am not sure. But, as the years went by, the books marinated in my head long enough that I started to see the problems. Having spent two years working on my thesis, I saw holes in this perfect story. I didn’t think critically when it came to Harry Potter until I was in grad school, and it was only then that I saw all the problems with the narrative. Even more damaging is the slew of comments that Rowling makes from time to time. I am still very much in love with some of the characters.
I just wish she’d leave them alone.