T5W – Fandoms I’m No Longer In

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.

1. Twilight

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.

3. Divergent

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.

What do you think of my choices? Do you agree or disagree? What are some of your old fandoms?

18 thoughts on “T5W – Fandoms I’m No Longer In

  1. hahahah I got to the same conclusions!! I was also into Vampires a lot apparently!! Some of the mentioned here also made my list! I don’t remember exactly where I ended up with the charlain harris’ series but book 11 or 12….

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    1. Charlaine Harris really upset me. I’m not one of those people that usually gets all up in arms when a book doesn’t go the way I want, but like, I READ 12 BOOKS. Twelve books and I never got what I actually wanted.

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  2. I never got into Twilight. Heres’s why…I went to the ballpark with my kids. I had a newborn in my arms and a Lord of the Rings book in hand.

    A woman I didn’t know ran up to me and jerked my book so hard I almost dropped the baby and then she handed my book back, all disgusted, and scoffed and told me I needed to read “Real literature. Like Twilight. Not…that…junk.”

    I knew so many MOMS my age acting like this that I was baffled and put off by it :-/

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    1. I get that. Some people are just too much with fandoms. And like I said, I tend to distance myself from it once it is in my face with every corner I turned. I’m so sorry for such an awful experience though. I couldn’t even imagine.

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  3. I think that a lot of YA supernatural romance can fall into this category. I was into the genre for a while. Then I started being able to predict the entire arc of a series by page 3 of the first book. At that point it was time to go.

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  4. I started reading Harry Potter when book 4 had just come out. My whole family went into Harry Potter madness for several years, trying to guess what would happen. Then book 7 came out, and it was so bleak and had so much camping … I don’t know. I was done with it after that.


  5. I think you actually described the twilight thing well. I could never really point out what exactly made me stop liking it but now I think the crazy obsessiveness that people had towards it was a big part of it. I never really loved it, but it was okay (there were things that bothered me from the beginning). Still, the whole explosion of fans and everything with the movies kinda just decided it for me. And I totally should have put Divergent on my list! I thought of it and forgot, haha. This one I still like (loved the concept) but it got really weird when the story moved out of the city and the whole outside world came into play. It wasn’t as interesting to me as the factions.

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