Before I go any further, a disclaimer. If I bashed your favorite thing ever please don't hate me. I don't think any less of you because you enjoyed this thing, please don't think any less of me because I didn't. Cool? Cool. I trust you all!
1.) A Popular Book or Series You Didn't Like
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Goodreads
There have been so many super hyped books recently that everyone loves that I have been meh about but I wouldn't say I hated any of them. But I seriously hate this book. I'm more of an Emily Bronte kind of girl. I tried to read this book, I really did, but I just couldn't handle it. I'm going to probably freak out a lot of people by saying I found it boring and predictable but I also hate Mr. Rochester. How is he a romantic hero in the vein of Mr. Darcy to people? Spoiler alert: He imprisoned his mentally unstable ex-wife in the attic and then put the moves on his employee. That's not sweet and romantic. That's a jerk move!
2.) A Popular Book or Series That Everyone Hates But You Love
The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman - Goodreads
This one was probably the hardest one for me to think. I'm not often trying to justify why I liked a book when other people didn't. And while I wouldn't say this is a series that "everyone hates" but it is definitely super unpopular within the fantasy world. It's the kind of book that you either love or hate. I love it. I find it super creative and very tongue in cheek. The main character is a whiny little brat but I love him. I want him to succeed and get his hearts desire even though he's such a pessimist,
3.) A Love Triangle Where The MC Ended Up With The Person You Didn't Want Them To End Up With.
The Falconer by Elizabeth May - Goodreads
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - Goodreads
I mean I love both these books but the romance just didn't work for me. I'm not sure I would call The Bone Season a love triangle but one things for sure, I do not ship it. I know, everyone loves Warden. And everyone loved Kiaran. They're dreamy and badass fae like characters who cause everyone to swoon. Everyone except this girl. Not my thing. I also don't ship Rowan in Throne of Glass like a lot of people. Fairies do nothing for me romantically.
4.) Popular Book Genre You Almost Never Reach For
Romance. And any of it's subgenres.
I don't need romance to enjoy a book and so if the entire plot revolves around romance I'm just not going to like it. I will probably never go for erotica and if the genre ends in romance I will think long and hard about whether or not I will read it and probably decide no, no I will not.
5.) A Popular or Beloved Character You Didn't Like
You guys probably know I'm a huge Team Sansa kind of girl and I'm 100% House Stark but I just don't like Arya. I mean, I used to like Arya. She was my girl in book 1. But then she just had this downward spiral of crazy vengeance fueled ridiculousness, which is fair but not my thing. I'm definitely not a fan of her character development. I'm probably the only person who wants to see her keep her vows as a Faceless Man. She's just become so single-minded and I like my female characters to be well-rounded and not just become senseless killing machines.
6.) A Popular Author You Can't Seem to Get Into
(PUT THE PITCHFORK DOWN!) I haven't really tried very hard. I read Stardust and didn't love it. I tried to listen to the audiobook for Neverwhere and got distracted. I need to read The Graveyard Book or American Gods. Those seem more my speed. Can we still be friends?
7.) A Popular Book Trope You're Tired of Seeing
I redeemed myself, right? But seriously, can the MPDG just die already. It's annoying. You can make a girl quirky without making her an MPDG, just ask Rainbow Rowell. But more than that I hate the Good Guy falls for MPDG romantic trope. Can't the good guy fall for the good girl? And for that matter can't the good girl fall for the good guy? UGH!
8.) A Popular Series You Have No Interest in Reading
If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Foreman. - Goodreads
This should come as no surprise to most people who read my blog. I talk about it all the time. I DON'T DO SAD BOOKS! If a book is sad on purpose I really can't get on board. I'm sure this is a beautifully-written heart-breaking story of romance and a girl finding the inner strength to go on. I mean a lot of people love it. I will just never be reading it.
9.) Show/Movie Adaptation You Liked Better Than the Book
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Goodreads
I was going to say Stardust for this one. I didn't love the book but I found the movie fantastic. But I think I'm instead going to go with this one that I think will be a super unpopular opinion and that's mostly because I didn't love the book. I predicted the ending so I didn't find it sad at all. I felt like a soulless automaton sent from the future to remind people that feelings are our downfall when I read the book. But when I watched the movie I sobbed like a baby.
People to Tag
Let's see, who likes tag posts? Whose unpopular opinions do I want to see?
1.) Elizabeth at Book YAbber
2.) Britt at Please Feed the Bookworm
3.) Stephanie at My Bookish Itinerary
4.) Jessie at Jessie Reads Everything
What about you? What unpopular opinions do you have? How do you feel about these books? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!