Hello, everybody! I’ve been recently tagged for the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag by Alex@coffeelovingbookaholic. Thank you so much for tagging me, Alex! She’s a really loving, sweet one and she has an awesome blog – you should definitely check her out!
All right, let’s dive into the questions!
1.) A popular book or book series that you didn’t like
I know this comes you as a shocker and it’s not like I absolutely hate it, (I actually quite enjoyed reading them) but I don’t think I will read Harry Potter series ever again.
Now, before you hate me for this, just hear me out – as I said, it’s not that I didn’t like it; I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. It’s just that it really pained me to read/see Harry and his peers suffer and agonized so much. My favorite book in the series is definitely Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. The world is full of hope and delight. Although there are horrific, terrifying scenes in the latter part of the book, but overall, it was such a delightful read. That said, as you all know, the deeper we go into the series, the darker and darker the overall tone of the book gets, AND we have some of our beloved characters either severely injured or perished… it was so heartbreaking and I cannot have it anymore…
This is the reason why I picked up Harry Potter series here. Although I have completed the series, I probably won’t be reading it unless I have a drastic change of heart, which I reckon highly unlikely.
2.) A popular book or book series that everyone else seems to hate but you love
Can I pass this question? Honestly, I am not 100% sure what kind of book constitutes popular/unpopular books … so I cannot even come up with a book. Seriously.
3.) An otp that you don’t like
As a matter of fact, I haven’t read full-on romance books nor books that might apply to this question… so once again, allow me to pass this question 😛
4.) A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Non-fiction. Like I said like a broken record, I am not quite sure what is so-called ‘popular/unpopular,’ but I’ll say this anyway; I don’t gravitate toward nonfiction books in general. I rarely pick them up unless I desperately want to read or the book in question touches on the topic I’m interested in (like Apollo 13 / my favorite musicians and such).
5.) A popular/beloved character that you do not like
Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows.
I know she is a complex character and has gone through a lot and that almost everybody likes her. But I don’t. Again, it’s not that I dislike her with a burning passion, it’s just that she doesn’t strike me as much. To me, she’s just A-OK character and doesn’t mean a ton for me, sadly.
6.) A popular author that you can’t seem to get into
Sarah J. Maas. This has actually more to do with the covers NOT with the author herself; I just don’t like the full-on ‘Fantasy’ book covers 😦
On top of all that, I am really a contradictory person; I tend to want to avert overly hyped books. Unless I am genuinely dying to read them, I wouldn’t pick them up. In this case with Sarah J. Maas… I’m afraid I won’t pick up her books unless there’s a drastic change in her book covers.
7.) A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing
Self-deprecating, pessimistic emotional oscillation where the heroine (especially the heroine, yes!!) tells herself not to follow her heart by making lame excuses, like, ‘no, I shouldn’t tell him that I love him because my best friend is head over heels in love with him even though he seems to love me back…‘ etc, etc. Honestly, I AM TIRED OF THIS. I probably would behave that way if the table were turned, but I tend to think ‘Why the heck don’t you follow your heart?? Stop making such lame excuses, I am not having such BS!’
8.) A popular series that you have no interest in reading
I think the answer to question No.6 applies here, too 🙂 No plan whatsoever in the foreseeable future. (I wouldn’t say NEVER but highly unlikely.)
9.) The saying goes “the book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or tv show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
I don’t watch a lot of movies or TV shows (to be honest, hardly ever…), so I’ll bring up once again The Jane Austen Book Club.
I watched the movie adaptation way before the book (maybe 5 to 6 years ago), and the book came as a huge, huge disappointment. There was almost NOTHING I could relate to the characters, I found each character’s episode really drab and boring. The ending was a bit redeeming but felt rushed and too convenient, it didn’t serve well enough to make up for the bad impression that I had toward this book.
The movie is much better with this book; I actually like the movie a lot better and actually want to watch it again.
As always, don’t feel pressured or obliged to do this tag if you have already done this or don’t do tags.
If any of you wants to do this tag, consider yourself tagged and go right ahead! Just link back to my blog post so that I can read your answers 🙂
That’s it, guys! This is my take on ‘the Unpopular Opinions Book’ tag!
I hope you enjoyed reading my answers and don’t be offended! lol
Thank you so much for reading as always and I will see you all in my next post!
Happy reading until then!!