Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Polarizing Books


There are certain books that people seem to either love or hate, with no in between. For this Top 5 Wednesday, I was supposed to chose 5 of those books that I like. Honesty, I’m not completely sure if these fall into this category, but from what I’ve heard I think they do. Also, some of these are not really favourites of mine, but I don’t hate them as some people do.

Let’s start!

1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë


I love this book and it’s one of my absolute favourites. I know a lot of people who share these feeling, but I’ve also come across a lot of people who kind of hate it… Which makes me a bit sad… Those people often say that characters are unlikeable, but I think the part of what makes this book great is the flawed characters. I did come to care for them, in spite of their flaws.

2. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis


I can understand why some people don’t like this book. It’s not a pleasant one to read. But I still loved it! I already mentioned it in a post about my favourite villains – the way it’s written is just amazing!

3. Medieval sagas


I don’t think this is a case of love-or-hate, it’s more like: some people enjoy these sagas and others don’t read them at all. I loved The Song of the Nibelungs (or the Nibelungenlied), The Saga of the Volsungs (Völsunga saga) and I loved Beowulf. There’s just something about these stories that fascinates me. I’m kind of a medieval geek. XD

4. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown


You don’t read books like this for the wonderful prose, you read them for the fun and mystery. I was still in high school when I read it and I found it very interesting then. I also liked Angels and Demons. It was a perfect fast-paced summer read.

5. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer


I didn’t know which book to choose next, so here’s one I don’t actually like, but I don’t hate it as much as some do. Twilight is a book that really gets a lot of hate and a lot of love at the same time. And yes, it’s not a book I love, but I did like it when I first read it (this was also in high school) and I wanted to know what would happen next. The books get worse and worse as the series progresses, that I have to admit, but the first one wasn’t that bad.

So, do you have any thoughts about these books? I’d like to hear from you! 🙂


20 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Polarizing Books

    1. It was fun for me, too. I can’t say I loved it (especially the last one) but I think it kind of became popular to hate it, which wasn’t that fair. I understand some concerns about it but that doesn’t mean everyone should hate it.


        1. Mostly, they find Bella and Edward’s relationship problematic… But I don’t agree with all of it. One argument I hate is: “but he’s 100 years old, that’d disgusting!” I mean, he’s a vampire. It’s fiction.


  1. Yay! Another Wuthering Heights fan 😀 *high five* I’ll choose that book any day over Jane Eyre haha. And I’ve seen Twilight on a few posts for this topic. It’s definitely a polarizing book, and even though we’re not as fond of it as before, I feel most of us loved (or at least liked) it at first. That’s why I kind of appreciate it, despite ALL its flaws haha. Great list! 🙂


    1. Yes, I agree with what you said about Twilight. Yes, it’s very flawed, but I also think it kind of became “popular” to hate it, even people who never read it said they hated it… And of course: Wuthering Heights > Jane Eyre. 😉

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    1. Yes, it is! I don’t think this book was supposed to portray a healthy love story, and that’s why I don’t find it problematic. I like to read about flawed characters. 😊


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  3. This is a great list. I hate that Dan Brown gets so much crap- I loved The Davinci Code and Angels & Demons, though I also read them in high school so I guess it’s time for a re-read. I loved Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf as well. ☺️💕

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