Still no review or discussion post coming your way, I’m sorry, I’ve had a busy week and no time to really think about the blog. But I’ll try to get back to it as soon as possible.
So today, let’s do a tag. I saw this on the Snuggly Oranges book blog, and I thought it could be something fun to do, to at least give you a post for this week.
And it wasn’t even easy, I struggled to find answers for some of the questions.
(Just to be clear, it is the unpopular opinions book tag, which means that these opinions are my own, and I understand that people will disagree with me as I disagree with people on some matters. Just because I do not like something that you may like, it doesn’t mean that I think less of the people who have different opinions. Let’s just be clear on that.)
A popular book or series that you didn’t like
The Mortal Instruments series. Okay, so admittedly, I’ve only read books 1 and 2, and I may or may not read book 3 in the future to finish the original trilogy. But I really didn’t like those. It took me 2 weeks to read book 1, when in reality I could be finished with that kind of book in 3 to 4 days. It really wasn’t for me. And I keep seeing people rave about this one and the other one with “clockwork” in the title, and I don’t understand how you can root for such despicable and stupid characters.
A book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love
Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud and the Cormoran Strike books by Robert Galbraith. It’s not exactly that people hate these books while I love them, it’s more like it feels that I’m the only one who reads them. I follow quite a few BookTube channels and Booklrs, and so far, I have seen close to no one talk about these. Maybe the Cormoran Strike books are more of an acquired taste, but the Lockwood & Co series is actually phenomenal and I am obsessed with it!
A love triangle that didn’t end the way you wanted it to OR an OTP that you don’t like
Tris & Tobias from the Divergent series. So no love triangle, but an OTP that I don’t like. I didn’t like them in the books, and I definitely didn’t like them in the movie either. The age difference (in the movie) is really creepy.
A book genre you hardly reach for
Contemporary YA. I have read a couple of course, I could I not read some of Rainbow Rowell’s books for examples, but that’s not a genre that appeals to me right away. Those I pictured above are ones that I read because everybody was talking about them, and I ended up feeling “meh” about TFiOS, and I didn’t like the other two. I also hear a lot about authors such as Colleen Hoover or Sarah Dessen, and I really have no interest in those books.
A popular or beloved character that you do not like
Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instrument series. I think I have never been more irritated and mad at a character before. I don’t understand the appeal of the guy, he’s a dick. (gif found here). I also really didn’t like Clary from the same series, she’s really dumb.
A popular author you just can’t seem to enjoy
Neil Gaiman. I swear to you I am trying. I have read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book and Stardust so far, and none of them made me fall head over heels for his writing or the stories. I’m still hoping Neverwhere and American Gods will be able to change my mind, and I really want to read Sandman as well.
A popular trope you’re tired of seeing
The teenage girl who doesn’t ask anything but finds herself in a position to re-establish some order in that shitty post-apocalyptic world she lives in.
A popular series you have no interest in reading
There are actually a lot of recent ones that I haven’t read and don’t really plan to. I also kind of lose track of all the new releases, I get all the titles confused with each other. So I don’t know, I guess at this point the ship has sailed for Beautiful Creatures, Legend, Delirium, The Darkest Minds, The Vampire Academy and… I don’t know, that’s the only ones I can think of at the top of my head.
A movie or TV show that was better than the book
Stardust. This may have suffered from the “I have seen the movie first” syndrome, but I remember really enjoying myself watching the movie, and not so much reading the book…
There you go, that was the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag for you. Feel free to do it if you like, and come back here to give me the link if you decide to do this tag on your blog.