I was tagged by the wonderful Sarah (Book Hooked Nook) to do this tag. This tag looked like so much fun because I’ve never properly thought about my unpopular opinions, so some of these prompts were a real challenge. Let’s get into the tag!
A popular book or series that you didn’t like
I’ve been trying to read Leah on the Offbeat for around a year now, but I just can’t get into it! So many people absolutely love this book and I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda so much, but I just found Leah so unlikeable and I got half way through the book and couldn’t see any character development. I will still read Becky Albertalli’s other books though as I adored Simon.
A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love
I can’t think of any books for this prompt. I generally don’t read books that have too many bad reviews.
A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like
SPOILERS FOR THE GRISHA TRILOGY
As much as I love the Grisha Trilogy, I did not like Mal one bit. I definitely wasn’t a fan of the Darkling either, I was hoping Alina would end up with Nikolai and so I was utterly heartbroken by his ending in the series.
A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Dystopian books were what originally got me back into reading in high school. I was absolutely obsessed with the Hunger Games trilogy and the Divergent trilogy. However, I think that as my reading tastes have changed over the years I have mostly drifted away from books set in dystopian worlds.
A popular or beloved character that you did not like
I was never a fan of Bella or Edward whilst reading the Twilight saga but I loved the rest of the characters.
A popular author that you can’t seem to get into
I’ve had to read a few of Shakespeare’s plays during my time in school and I just hated every single moment of them. I really wish I could be someone who loves Shakespeare’s works but I don’t think I ever will be.
A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing
Insta-love. One of my favourite things about romances in books is reading about the characters’ feelings for eachother changing and developing. My preferred tropes are hate to love and friendship to love.
The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or TV show do you prefer more than the book?
I started reading the Vampire Diaries books before I watched the TV show, and honestly I’m so glad I started watching the show because I instantly preferred it. It will always be a TV show that I hold close to my heart.
Thanks for reading!