I love books tags. Seriously, they are amazing! I always have so much fun doing book tags, so I am super excited to be participating in the Unpopular Opinions book tag, in which I share (you guessed it) my unpopular opinions. One of the best parts of being a reader is that everyone interprets a book differently, even though sometimes it can feel like everyone but you has a certain perspective on a book. I think that this tag should be a great way to open up about those black sheep experiences that everyone has (no, really!)
I wasn’t tagged by anyone in particular, but it looks so awesome. How could I resist? Anyways, let’s go:
1. A popular book or series you didn’t like
It seems like many people are completely in love with David Levithan’s novel Every Day, but I didn’t feel the same way. I’ve talked about this before, but I disliked the romance between A and Rhiannon, and I wasn’t very interested in the story as I was reading. Still, there are so many people who described the book as “beautiful” or “heartfelt” or “brutally honest.” I guess it just was not for me.
2. A popular book that everyone hates but you love
When Hello, I Love You by Katie M Stout was released, there were quite a few negative reviews. I respect everyone’s opinions, though I personally adored this book! I thought it was absolutely adorable, and I was genuinely grinning the whole time. I actually ended up giving it 5/5 stars!
3. A love triangle where the person ends up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with
When I read this question, a certain series immediately popped into my mind: the Grisha trilogy! I love this trilogy with a passion, but the love triangle didn’t end up as I wanted it to. I knew that it was kind of inevitable, but still! WHYYYYY.
4. A popular book genre you almost never reach for
I’ve only read a few sci-fi books in my lifetime. I used to think that sci-fi was only books about aliens or space ships, and oh my gosh was I wrong! I’ve actually started branching out and reading more sci-fi, like Illuminae by Kay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, and Tin Star by Cecil Castelluci. I’ve had quite a few good experiences with the genre and while I doubt that it will become a go-to genre, I’m hoping to find at least a few amazing sci-fi novels. Any YA recommendations?
5. A movie you liked more than the book
I read A Series of Unfortunate Events when I was younger, and it scared the socks off of me! I didn’t quite finish the series (I think I got to book 5 or 6) but when I watched the film adaption, I actually loved it! I may have to finish reading the books of A Series Of Unfortunate Events again now, just to see how my feelings about them have changed during the past few years.
6. A popular or beloved character you didn’t like.
I feel so lousy to confess this, but I was never a fan of Gale OR Peeta from The Hunger Games. They were both very nice, sure, but I never thought that they were the perfect match for Katniss. Why couldn’t she just ditch both of them and go save the world on her own? Lol.
7. A popular author you just can’t seem to get into
Becca Fitzpatrick wrote the wildly popular Hush, Hush series, as well as a standalone novel called Black Ice. Hush, Hush doesn’t sound like something I would enjoy, and I had a really bad experience with Black Ice. I am so disappointed because I had such high hopes! Unfortunately, it was not for me.
8. A popular book trope you are tired of seeing
I am really tired of instalove in general. It makes sense for characters to be attracted at first sight, but to claim they are hopelessly in love and would die for each after right after meeting? That doesn’t make sense.
9. A popular series you have no interest in reading
I have very little interest in reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I did watch the movie last year, so I have a rough idea of what it is about, but If I Stay is not my type of story. Lots of people say that the book is excellent, though, so this is very much based on my personal taste.
I tag: YOU! Go forth and do this tag! Also, do you have any YA sci-fi books you recommend?