This will be my first week participating in Top 5 Wednesday! While this originally started for booktubers (I think?) I read that it was open to bloggers as well, and as someone who has been watching booktube for the past three years but is too damn shy to turn on a camera herself, I thought this was a nice way to get into the spirit of things!
So while some of these books are very stereotypical for this topic, and some (not many) don’t have more than two perspectives, I made my little list! I highly recommend all these books so definitely check them out if you haven’t!
1. Wonder by R. J. Palacio – While I only read this book a little while ago, I can wholeheartedly say that it was one of the most heart warming stories I have ever read. And personally, what I found made it even better was being able to read so many people’s perspective on story. While the book itself would have been just as moving if we only read from Auggie’s perspective, seeing how other characters death with his deformity was really eye opening and nice to read.
2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – If you haven’t heard of The Girl on the Train by now, I’m not sure where you’ve been hiding this year! The Girl on the Train was said to be the next Gone Girl when it was first released, and while I thought it was a brilliant psychological thriller (with a somewhat disappointing ending), I did find the multiple perspectives that were used to be one of the strongest points of this novel. Definitely worth giving a read if you’re up for it!
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus is one of those books I really can’t explain. Anything I attempted to say in order to urge you to read this book would not do it justice. It is without a doubt one of my favourite (!!!) novels of all time, with some of the most beautiful writing I have ever experienced. I definitely urge you to pick up a copy and just dive into it. You will 100% not regret it.
4. A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin – This is probably the most stereotypical POV novel I could have mentioned in this list, however as I just picked up the 5th book I couldn’t help myself. I love being able to read so many different stories all while reading the same series, which is motivation in itself to keep reading until your favourite characters next chapter! These books are absolute gems. While most people are intimidated by the length (I was as well), they are definitely worth the read if you’re a fan of high fantasy.
5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas – Heir of Fire is the 3rd book in the Throne of Glass series, and while I could have mentioned any one of these books, I decided to mention Heir of Fire for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s my favourite book in the series (so far) without a doubt. And secondly, I found the cast of characters in this book who had perspectives so much larger than the other two books that I couldn’t not mention it. If you haven’t picked up this series, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding, but I definitely recommend you give it a go!
Now, to sit back and relax while I wait for everyone else to upload their #T5W videos and I can get countless new POV recommendations! X