October 16, 2015

The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag


1. A popular book you didn't like
I know I'm definitely under the unpopular opinion on this one when I say: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Don't get me wrong, I loved the premise and the friendship between the two girls. And I got chills during KISS ME HARDY. I'm not unfeeling! But the whole book dragged for me. I'm a super fast reader and it took me two weeks to finish it. I thought there was too much time spent on the intricacies of being a pilot or the mechanics of the aircraft when all I wanted to do was get to know the characters. I ultimately just wasn't that emotionally invested in it.

2. A book series that everyone hates but you love
I couldn't think of a series but one of my favorite books ever is How to Love by Katie Cotugno and I know the reactions are polarizing, mostly because of the romance and Sawyer. But I was just so deeply connected to everything about Reena, including how she reacted to Sawyer. Neither person is perfect and I think their relationship from the get-go was one huge series of miscommunications. But man, when they finally get honest? All the feels. (If you were iffy about this book, tweet me and I will convince you to read it.)

3. A love triangle where the MC ends up with the person you didn't want them to end up with
It's a tie between Legacy series by Kayla Cluver and the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. I don't want to say who I personally rooted for because that would be a spoiler but just know, I will always feel bitter about this.

4. A popular book genre you rarely reach for
I typically don't reach for horror/thriller/mystery type books. It would have to be strongly recommended (or have a super interesting description) for me to pick it up.

5. A popular beloved character you didn't like
Christian Grey. When Fifty Shades of Grey became really popular and I'd see women referring to Christian as their book boyfriend on my Facebook feed.. I can't even. (See this post I did 3 years ago to find out the full extent of my dislike for this character.)

6. A popular author you can't seem to get into
Lauren Oliver. I tried! I read Before I Fall which didn't impress me. Then I read Delirium, which I did like but the blatant predictability of Pandemonium turned me off from that series completely, so I never continued. After that, I just have no desire to read any of her books.

7. Popular trope you're tired of seeing
I am not a fan of the manicpixiedreamgirl trope, especially when her quirks aren't explained. It's just unrealistic and I can't help rolling my eyes when I see a female character displayed in this two-dimensional fashion.

8. Popular series you have no interest in reading
The Selection by Kiera Cass. I know it's really popular but I've never felt tempted to read this series. Who knows though, maybe I'll change my mind in the future.

9. The saying goes, 'The book is always better than the movie' but what movie do you prefer more than the book?
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. I saw the movie first before I read the book and honestly, I barely remember the experience. I just remember thinking I preferred the movie.

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I'm tagging Alexa, Hannah and Emma

4 comments:

  1. Ah, thanks for the tag! I'm going to go ahead and try to do this one soon, though I'm pretty sure it's going to be a challenge. I loved your answers though, especially the love triangle one since I'm fairly certain that would have been the one I chose as well!

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  2. OMG the manic pixie dream girl bullshit!! What a PERFECT answer!!!! Loved reading your responses!!!! :):):)

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  3. I agree with you SO MUCH about how the love triangle in the Legacy series turned out! And I can't even rant about it to anyone because no one I know has read it...

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  4. I also wanted the love triangles in Legacy and Unearthly to work out differently than they did. Also really disliked Christian Grey. Great answers!

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