Recently I was tagged by meltingpotsandothercalamities to do “The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag”. Thanks for tagging me! This tag is all about sharing your unpopular opinions about books and was created by The Book Archer.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE:
I really disliked The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read it when I was fifteen and I guess I didn’t get that it’s a metaphor for capitalism and blah blah blah. I actually now think it’s a great message and very creative. But, at the time, I was like WTF, why are kids killing each other? The first book was very fun to read, I’ll admit, and I really enjoyed it. Then I found out in the second book that (spoiler) Katniss has to back into the hunger games and do it all over again and I was so angry while reading that book. I didn’t finish it and didn’t read the last book.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE:
I have noticed that a lot of people dislike Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver! I really enjoyed it when I read it when I was 14, and I watched the film a few weeks ago and still liked the story.
AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE:
One reason I didn’t really enjoy reading the Throne of Glass series is because the love interest was really boring. There was a love triangle going on in the first book but I had no idea who I was rooting for. I also hate that it is a spoiler to tell you who Celaena ends up with. So the Celaena/spoiler one in the first book. I hated it. It was boring.
A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR.:
I hardly reach for science-fiction. I don’t really like it because it is confusing for me, which isn’t the author’s fault. It’s just not my style.
A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE:
Daemon Black from the Lux series. I don’t hate him but there were several times where I thought he was being horrible to Katy, especially in Obsidian. There’s no way I would be attracted to a person like that.
A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO:
Sarah J. Maas is an author I don’t think I’ll be reading more from. I tried with Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, and had to skim the last third of the second one because I was getting bored. I’m not a big fan of fantasy, so that may be one of the reasons why.
A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING:
I really hate it when books use a LGBT character as a plot device. I don’t usually complain about it when I see it in a book, because sometimes it’s just a harmless thing to do to create more room for surprises within the story. But I do roll my eyes when I see it, and lately I have seen it a lot.
A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING.:
I know I included it in a SFF TBR once, but I don’t really want to read City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I do want to know what the fuss is about but I should have picked it up when I saw it heaps in the school library when I was like thirteen. Even then I had no interest in reading it. I know it’s a great series but it’s not really my thing!
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?:
My favourite film is A Walk to Remember. It is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. I read it after watching the film and thought the film was much better. It is also the same for The Notebook. Those films were just really good! I have seen A Walk to Remember twice and cried both times. Maybe the reason I did not like the book as much because it is so focused on religion and I’m not religious, and in the film they mention it a lot less.
Sorry if you have already done this tag! If anyone else would like to do the post then please go ahead 🙂
- Do you also share any of these unpopular opinions?