The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag was originally created by TheBookArcher!
I want to preface this post with the same disclaimer everyone else uses: These are just my opinions and they aren’t meant to hurt, embarrass, or otherwise stress anyone out. I love the book community and how we all have different opinions on books and authors… and these are just mine!
1. A popular book you did not like.
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire. This was continuously pitched to me as THE asexual book I needed in my life and that it was right up my alley on the creepy scale.
But I was so underwhelmed with the story, hated the main character, and gave this book away as soon as I was finished. I have no plans to read the companion novel and I kind of wish I had never read it just so I could pretend to be hyped about it without having to say “Actually… I hated it…”
2. A popular book or series everyone else seems to hate but you love.
THE DOROTHY MUST DIE series by Danielle Paige.
I have seen so many people talk about how boring this series is but I love it so much? Maybe it’s because I’m a huge fan of retellings and “after the story ends” books. Maybe it’s because Danielle Paige is literally the sweetest human being I’ve ever met. Either way, I love this series, I love Amy and Nox, and I’m HOPING that THE END OF OZ wasn’t actually the end.
3. A love triangle where the main character ends up with someone you didn’t want them to end up with or an OTP you don’t like.
Gansey should not have ended up with Blue. Gansey should have ended up with Ronan and Adam. Listen, you know it’s true.
4. A popular book genre you hardly ever reach for.
Sci-Fi. I don’t understand present day technology… don’t expect me to understand made up technology.
5. A popular or beloved character you do not like.
Cath from FANGIRL.
I hated her so much. Like the only reason I finished the story was because of Levi. While I totally understood her worry about her sister, it also felt like Cath was trying to make her conform to her wishes. Not to mention that whole line about “I don’t want to read my m/m fanfiction to you because there’s a gay dude downstairs.
6. A popular author you can’t seem to get into.
Marie Lu. I tried reading LEGEND and ended up skimming the last 50 or so pages. I tried reading THE YOUNG ELITES and didn’t make it even 20 pages in. It makes me SO MAD because all of my friends seem to super love her work and I’m just meh about it.
7. A popular book trope you’re tired of seeing.
Love. Triangles. Please, please stop. They are so boring, so tired, and so morally weird and I can’t stand them.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS by Cassandra Clare.
I read CITY OF BONES but it took me a month to finish it and I only made it halfway through the second book before I gave up. Even before I knew all the drama surrounding her, I couldn’t get into the books at all.
9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.
I absolutely loved this book but the movie just added so much heart and emotion and Logan Lerman was the absolute perfect Charlie.
The book touched my heart but I absolutely SOBBED in the movie theater.
And that’s it for my unpopular opinions! I tag anyone who wants to do this!