It's time for this week's Top Five Wednesday! This has been created by gingerreadslainey and it also has a Goodreads group. I am hoping to do these posts (or other weekly Wednesday posts) more often as long as I am interested in the current prompt! This week's prompt is about five fandoms I am not in anymore. A good chunk of my answers can be temporary, I am honestly not sure. I typically only really put myself in the fandoms for Harry Potter, Disney, and Hamilton. Any other books other than Harry Potter are things I like or even love but I don't love the word fandom. I think a lot of fandoms can be a bit toxic, so I try to stay away.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I really enjoyed the first book in this series but the second one was definitely one I didn't love. So much so that I only vaguely remember what happens at the end. I would have to re-read the second book to read the third, and I am not sure if I will ever be motivated to read it because of how hard it was for me to get into it last time. I own the first two, and they're on my shelves, so I am not writing off a chance for me to re-read them, but I am not rushing to do it anytime soon.
The Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter
I loved this series 5-6 years ago, it's so much fun but I think I am a bit too old to really relate to the characters or even say I am in the "fandom" anymore. I may re-read the ones I own and see if I can finish off the series, but that isn't a top priority. I highly recommend them for readers 12+ because they are a lot of fun.
Gone Series by Michael Grant
I enjoyed the first four or five books in this series before stopping. I think the writing is consistently juvenile, and as I was learning more in college about writing and reading I realized I wasn't into the series anymore. It was a bit too all over the place for me. Recently I have realized the author spews problematic thoughts on social media which made me happy I stopped reading when I did.
John Green Books (?)
Okay! Hear me out, the last John Green book came out in 2012, which was The Fault in Our Stars, which I love. However, that was five years ago. I have changed a lot and grew as both as a person and a reader. I am worried that if and when he does release another book, I may not like it because no matter how much I love TFiOS and Looking For Alaska, what if I like them for nostalgic reasons? Have I changed too much? I suppose we will see. I'll never stop being a Nerdfighter though, I support what John and Hank do so much. I am just being realistic in the idea that I may be too old for his books now. Maybe his next book will blow me away and prove me wrong, and his past books will always hold a place in my heart, but I am staying apprehensive.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Okay, another one that seems a bit crazy for me, but once again hear me out. I really have issues with the last two (let's be honest, the last three) books in the series. I think a lot of the characters have changed negatively and I don't love the direction in which the series is going. So this is another one where I am still "in the fandom" but I may not be for long. We have two more books to go, so I will probably stick it out to the end, but I am not as enthused as I once was.