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Top 5 Wednesday #8; Book List for Class on Vampires


“Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics. This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is “Book List for Class on…” and I decided to go with Vampires.”

1. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead — I know that this one is predictable from me but this is a good book to compare different kind of vampires. You get to learn about Moroi’, Dhampirs and Strigois. How are they different? How can you kill Strigois? Can they have children?

2.Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R Ward — One of my favorite vampire series! You get to read about different characters every book. You can even skip some books if you’re not interested in certain characters and ships. I didn’t read all of them when I read them for the first time but I did when I reread the series this year. I kinda wish I didn’t read all of them.

3. Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon — I’m not big fan of comics after what Whedon did in the latest (and final) season but this show made me love vampires and we get canon Spuffy in s10-11! In the show (and movie) we got to see only one kind of vampire but in the comics we also found out what happens when a slayer is turned.

4. The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine — Here’s a series I need to continue. It’s about a town where people know about vampires and have to give out their blood for protection. I really enjoyed this series… at first but then it kinda got too many books. It would be more fine if we got different relationships but I think they’ve been with same people since book one and there’s not a lot of character or relationship growth. I still want to finish them and find out what happens.

5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer — I wanted to add this series here just to show the class what vampires are not. No matter how much I love Meyer’s standalone The Host she should’ve seriously done some research before writing this. I might like Cullens and Edward’s relationship with Bella (I still like them. Don’t judge me.) but the vampires in these books are just horrible.

What books do you think should be on this list? What do you think about the books I listed?

7 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #8; Book List for Class on Vampires

  1. Totally agree about Twilight! And I loved The Host too. My English teacher was frustrated with the way Meyer portrayed vampires too. That’s why he made us read Dracula. He went on an anti-Twilight rant before assigning it.

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  2. I really do love the Black Dagger Brotherhood…so so GOOD!! My other favorites is the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands, Vampires in American by D.B. Reynolds, Love At Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks, and the Night Huntress World by Jeaniene Frost.


  3. The Twilight vampires get so much backlash, I’d read them in English class freshman year of high school, and that’s where I fell in love with them. They’re not bad, they’re just so different than what we’ve conditioned ourselves as to what vampires “should” be like. There should be room for variety. 🙂 I could never get fully into Buffy; I’ve seen clips of the show but not the show itself.


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