Good morning everyone!
I’ve recently fallen into a hole of top five Wednesday’s and I’m kind of loving it. This weeks top five is fandom I’m no longer in. I originally was going to skip today’s top five because I have a review that I want to get up, but I was really excited for this weeks topic.
The topic is described as, “Everyone has those fandoms they used to be super invested in, and now are no longer a part of.” I like this topic because it reminds me of the reader I used to be.
Once upon a time, I was obsessed with Twilight. It’s weird to think that I once reread these books multiple times. I think I fell out of the fandom because it became too much. I never actually stopped liking the books. It was just that I wasn’t into the girls that would cry and faint in front of the cast and talk about Stephanie Meyer like she was a God. It was fun while it lasted though.
2. Sarah Dessen books
When I think of books that helped me grow up I immediately think of Sarah Dessen. I’m not really sure if it’s a fandom for the public, but it’s definitely something I went through. I still read Dessen’s books but I’m no longer hunting them down in the bookshop like I did when I was 13 and 14 years old.
I’m not really sure I was actually part of the fandom. I loved the books and constantly discussed them with anyone who had read them. I also watched the first movie, but eventually, like Twilight, it just became too much and I quit paying attention to it. Damn you Hollywood.
4. Sookie Stackhouse novels
I loved these books. I also loved Trueblood and everything that dealt with Viking-Vampire-Eric. I read 11 books from the series during my summer between high school graduation and college and then the 12th book in the series midway through my freshman year of college. I gave up after the ending of the 12th book. I was really angry with character decisions and, even more, that I had invested so much time in a series that would slap me in the face the way this series did.
5. Bloodlines/Vampire Academy
First off, there is a very obvious theme here for me. Clearly I was a fan of the Vampire love stories.
Also, I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to include this fandom because in some ways I’m very much still a part of it. I will always rant and rave about how much I love these series, but I think I’m at an age where I’ve outgrown the concept of ever actually rereading the books. Ok, maybe not Bloodlines, but you get what I mean.