So I found this unpopular opinion tag which I was really interested in doing but it seems to focus mainly on Young Adult fiction, which is something I do not read. So I’ve tried to make this as relevant to me as possible.
I wasn’t tagged to do this, I just really wanted to! However, I’m going to tag some blogs whose answers I’d love to see! No pressure to do this, just some fun.
- Helen’s Book Blog (https://helensbookblog.wordpress.com/)
- Clues & Reviews (https://cluesandreviews.wordpress.com/)
- Vanessa Reads Books (https://vanessareadsbooks.wordpress.com/)
1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like.
I was so excited to read In a Dark, Dark Wood but it turned out to be the most disappointing, cliche and predictable read ever. It’s like Ware picked up all thriller books ever known and counted up all the ideas and how many times they were used, and chose the most popular, unoriginal one possible.
2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
Go Set a Watchman wasn’t any To Kill a Mockingbird but it’s getting some seriously harsh reviews when I feel it was still a really decent novel! People are too busy comparing it, rather than taking it as its own novel.
3. 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.
Hmm, now this one is a question I can’t answer because I don’t read anything with love triangles…
4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
YOUNG ADULT! I can stand one or two YA books but the rest just feel so immature and sickly sweet. I hate that they always have love triangles and trashy male characters who always treat women like the lesser sex. I hate that the female characters are never strong and badass on their own, they always have to have a man at their side. But my main annoyance is the cheesy front covers some of the books have. Ugh.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
I don’t read many series, but I did read an M J Arlidge novel once and her character Helen Grace is an absolute bore. The whole series surround her character seems so up my street but the characters certainly are not!
6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Agh I don’t know who to put for this one. I guess some authors who seems to be getting a lot of praise, who I think are not worth the praise, are Katerina Diamond (she is not the queen of “grip-lit”), Hollie Overton (Baby Doll was one of the worst books I read last year) and Danielle Vega (her writing is seriously childish).
7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
In terms of detective novels, I wish they weren’t all so messed up. Give us a happy chappy detective, I’m sick of all these depressing policemen.
In terms of thrillers, stop making the husband the bad guy. I know that in real life, 9 times out of 10, the husband/boyfriend (wife/girlfriend) did it, but this isn’t real life. Come up with some more original ideas!
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
The Harry Potter series. The only Harry Potter film I liked was the second one, with the big snake, which I went to see in the cinema twice. Other than that, I lost interest in every other film they made, I didn’t particularly like the characters and seeing the Harry Potter tour bus every day, because it’s 20 minutes away from where I work, just puts me off even more because all the fans get in my way and make my trains full up.
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?
I actually watched The Virgin Suicides before I read the novel. I really quite enjoyed the movie so I thought the book had to be worth buying because like the title of this question states “The book is always better than the movie” but I was mistaken. The book, is in fact, boring-ish.