TAG: The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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.


Nel@Reactionary Tales


Abbey@Three Cats and a Girl


mojoreb@Book Mojo

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!!


43 thoughts on “TAG: The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

  1. I kind of sat like this when I saw you mention Harry Potter in this: O_O
    Then again, each has his/her own preferences and I totally except that, haha! Even being the Potterhead I am!

    I haven’t read Maas’ Throne of Glass series, but I did read A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. I can only say that you should put some paper over those covers and read them anyway! They’re amazing and wonderful and I thought I’d hate them because of the whole Maas-hype but.. Really, they’re good! [Especially ACOMAF; but I haven’t read the third installment yet so I might still change my mind.]

    Question 9 would be.. The Notebook for me!
    But that’s simply because I love myself some Ryan Gosling and.. yeah, that’s it. Ha!

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  2. Thank you for the tag! ❤

    I really enjoyed reading your answers, there were definitely some interesting ones! I agree with you about not being interested in Sarah J. Mass’ books, I don’t see myself reading them anytime soon either.

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  3. I 100% agree with you about nonfiction!! Even if I want to learn about a nonfiction event, I’ll seek out some fictionalized novel of it. I’m not quite sure why…I think novels are just easier for me to read. If I do read nonfiction, it takes me a million years to get through it. I think I just find fiction more exciting.

    I also agree with you about Sarah J. Maas books. I read the first two books in the Throne of Glass series because I was curious about the hype, but was NOT into them at all and didn’t find them well written. I don’t plan to read any more of her books, I’m not a fan of her style.

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Steph!! Yes! I agree with you on Non-ficrion!! Likewise you, I’d definitely go to fictionalized books! So glad to know you feel the same way😊💖

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  4. Nel says:

    Oh Noriko! First, thanks for the nomination! I’ll be doing this tag fairly soon. Secondly, After my first read through of Harry Potter, I haven’t looked back either. Mostly because I read them as a pre-teen and they just don’t hold anymore appeal to me as an adult. However, if I ever have kids, I’ll probably read Harry Potter to them. I also do not gravitate towards non-fiction in any capacity. It just doesn’t interest me at this point in my life. As for Sarah J. Maas, I read the first book of Throne of Glass when the covers did not look like that and it was a definite no for me after reading it. However, a friend convinced me to read A Court of Thrones and Roses and it was like reading a book by a completely different person! I don’t know if she has split personalities or what because ACOTAR trilogy (so far) was VASTLY superior to her other one. To each their own though. It’s not a big deal if you NEVER read them and I think some of my answers, when I do this tag, may shock you, haha.

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    • Noriko says:

      You’re very welcome, Nel! 😊 Oooohhh my gosh, what a teaser!! I’m kind is scared to read your answers! *jk, jk*
      No, actually some of the comments that I have received changed my perspective; I might want to stop judging a book by its cover!!😀

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      • Nel says:

        I think the Thrones and Roses books have pretty cool covers to be honest. But then again I’m a huge fan of covers that don’t show faces with the exceptions of urban fantasies.

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    • Noriko says:

      Thank you for commenting!😊 Well, I don’t hate Harry Potter, but as I mentioned in my post, its just too much… I definitely the drama and value in there, but emotionally, I am reluctant to pick them up. So painful, so dark for me especially considering its for kids…😕

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  5. Cool tag! I did this one awhile ago, but I’d like to do it again! Thanks for tagging me 😉

    I hear you on the Harry Potter. I read them all with my oldest son years ago, and I was never really in love with them. I do love the movies though and ironically we are doing a Harry Potter Marathon this weekend with my family! Haha. 😉

    I need to read some SJM soon. I see those books all over GR and still haven’t tried one. Hope you have a great weekend, Noriko!

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  6. Ahhh thank you so much for the tag! 😁 You have no idea how excited I was when I saw this today!!🎉 I will definitely be doing it! Some of the questions seem like they are going to be tough to answer, but I’ll muddle my way😝 It’ll be fun to give my opinions! I haven’t heard of Sarah J Mass before, but it seems like most others have. What rock have I been under??

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    • Noriko says:

      Hello, Silvia! Thanks for commenting 😊 Yes, Harry Potter… Once again, I enjoyed reading them a lot, but sometimes it was too painful for me… I was mentally EXHAUSTED. 😢

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  7. delphinethebabbler says:

    Ahhh – down with nonfiction! lol, jkjjk. But all joking aside if I want to learn more about something, I usually find myself drifting towards a novel which was written around the context that I am interested in. Throughout my undergrad studies I read a lot from Proust, Zola, and Balzac in order to learn about 19th and 20th century France – a lot better than reading a textbook, that’s for sure, lol.
    Great choices btw, hun! 🙂

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    • Noriko says:

      Thanks, Delphine!! I’m so glad you agreed with me on non-fiction. Yes, reading fictionalized novel would make a much better entrance to the topic! 😊


  8. Great answers, Noriko! At first, I was like…Harry Potter?! But then I read your explanation I thought, okay. He did have a rough go! I actually really liked Inej in Six of Crows, I thought she was pretty cool. Oh well! lol not for everybody, I guess!


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    • Noriko says:

      Hi! Auntie Jo-Ann! 😊 Haha! The Harry Potter thing seems to have surprised a lot of readers, I guess!! 😂Actually my fave from Six of Crows is Nina. I live how she risk herself to stalk for time to save her gangs. The scene broke me, I was like, ‘what are you doing!?’ 😂


    • Noriko says:

      You’re very welcome, mojo! Cannot wait to hear your opinions! 🙂 Yeah, kind of sucks that I didn’t get into Harry Potter as much as you did. But it might change over time!

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  9. HAHAHA you’re the first person I’ve hard of that’s avoiding reading Sarah J. Maas’s books just because of the covers!! for some reason I find that HILARIOUS omg– I know I shouldn’t, but I constantly judge books by their cover :’) I’m trying to stop, but IT’S HARD

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