Another Sunday, another book tag.
Honestly the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag is probably my favorite video to watch on BookTube. I LOVE seeing what everyone’s unpopular opinions are. I even like seeing books that I love on other people’s lists! I think this tag really helps remind us that reading is SO SUBJECTIVE and everyone likes different things. I wasn’t tag by anyone, but I’m honestly surprised it took me this long to do this tag.
TheBookArcher on YouTube is the creator of this tag, so make sure you check out her video!
Find out my Unpopular book opinions below! Fair warning there might be spoilers below.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE
Geekerella by Ashley Poston has everything I could want in a contemporary: it’s a modernized retelling, fandom and geek culture, movie magic! But I just didn’t connect with any of the characters (as a primarily character driven reader, this was a problem for me). I found most of the characters to be one dimensional and lacked an imaginative modernization.
*Honorable mention to The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. A book I was so bored by that I skimmed at least 40% of it.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE
I really loved This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang. This is one of those situations where I 100% understand why people don’t like a book. This book deals with a whole host of issues including TOXIC relationships, manipulative “friends”, suicide, rape, and also heavily features cussing, drinking, and partying. All of those things contribute to people not liking this and I can see where they’re coming from. But this was such a captivating book for me, the emotions radiated off the page and hooked me.
AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE
I’m honestly a really easy-going shipper. I tend to follow the story and embrace the direction the author chooses to go in. I don’t think I have a hardcore NOTP.
A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR
Steampunk. Not my thing.
A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE
How much time do you have??? These characters are all varying degrees of dislike, but dislike none the less.
Katsa (from Graceling), Lila Bard, Peeta Mellark, Ron Weasley, Molly Weasley, Cress Darnell, Aaron Warner, Annabeth Chase (in the first series), AIDAN (from Illuminae).
POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO
Maggie Stiefvater. I felt like I needed to include an author I’ve read more than one book by, or I haven’t really given them enough of a chance to say “I can’t get into them”. I tried to read The Raven Boys 4 different times before I made it all the way through, and I ended up liking it. I read book 2 and liked it a little less. Then, I started book 3, made it about 80 pages in and haven’t touched the book in a year. I also DNF Shiver about 7 years ago. I think she creates vibrant worlds, but I don’t get invested in the characters or relationships.
A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING
A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING
The Infernal Devices by Cassadra Clare. I haven’t even finished The Mortal Instruments (I’ve read book 1 twice and that’s it), but I really don’t want to read this one at all. As mentioned above I don’t like steampunk so this just doesn’t interest me. But to be honest, I’ll probably read it at some point in time, I’m just not very excited too.
Plus my sister really hated this and I trust her opinion 98% of the time.
THE SAYING GOES “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE”, BUT WHAT MOVIE OR TV SHOW ADAPTATION DO YOU PREFER MORE THAN THE BOOK?
The 100 by Kass Morgan.
I’ve only read the first book, but it really doesn’t hold a candle to the TV show. The characters, relationships, and world are all so much more developed and interesting!
I really want everyone to do this (so I can see your answers), so this is a free-for-all tag!
Do you agree with any of my opinions? Do you disagree? What are your unpopular book opinions? Share below!!!