Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

I’ve been seeing this video floating around YouTube for quite some time now, and wanted to hop on the train and participate for myself!

Seeing as I don’t have a YouTube channel (yet) I decided to take the questions and do it on here!

The tag was created by TheBookArcher. Here’s a link to the original video.

Without further ado, let’s get into the tag!

1. A popular book or book series that you didn’t like.

James Dashner’s The Maze Runner.

I read the first book in this series during high school, and just never picked up any of the other books after that. Everybody else that I know who’s read this really loved it, including my brother, but I never got into it.

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2. A popular book or book series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

Despite the fact that there are plotholes that don’t really fit in with the original texts, I’m going to have to say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Going into the story, I never really once considered it to be part of the Harry Potter universe. I kind of just read it as it’s own sort of thing, that just happened to have some Harry Potter tie-ins.

If you view it as its own sort of thing, and as another excuse to get into the Harry Potter universe, it’s not so bad.

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3. An OTP that I don’t like.

Nothing is really coming to mind, other than Lily Potter & Severus Snape.
I’m not sure how much of an OTP this really is, but I know a lot of people who ship them together.

The reason I don’t really like them together is pretty simple…without Lily and James, there would be no Harry, and in return, no Harry Potter story.

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4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.

Romance. I don’t mind romance if it’s just a feature of the book, but if it’s the only major plot point, and there’s no other action going on in the story, I’m not interested.

Count me out.

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5. A popular/beloved character that you do not like.

Bella Swan.

When I first read Twilight (what seems like forever ago) I can remember distinctively thinking “Bella’s kinda of boring” and I still think that, to this day. I was never a crazy huge Twilight fan, but I did enjoy the novels when I read them, and I really liked Edward (I was going through my vampire phase.) Bella, though, was always the one part of the story that really bothered me. Who wants to read from a main character who’s so boring!?

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6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

Jennifer L. Armentrout. I’ve never read a huge chunk of her books, but what bits and pieces that I have read just didn’t resonate with me.

The first time I heard some of her writing was during high school. My friend had put her book down and gone to the bathroom, and while she was gone our teacher read a portion of the book aloud. I did not like it at all, and ever since then, I haven’t ever really thought about picking up one of her books to read.

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7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

Insta-love.

I am so. sick. of reading novels where two characters meet and immediately fall for each other. Love is not like that!!!! Quit writing it into novels!!!!

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8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

Any of Cassandra Clare’s novels. Honestly, the Shadowhunter universe just doesn’t seem that interesting to me.

Honestly, the Shadowhunter universe just doesn’t seem that interesting to me. On top of that, the series is super long, I’ve been spoiled for some plot twists, and I have other worlds that I’d rather delve into and spend time reading.
(& the show looks super cheesy…just saying!)

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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?

Stephen King’s The Shining.

I’ve only read portions of the book, but from those segments alone, I can safely say that the movie is far superior to the novel.

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As always, thank you so much for reading my blog post!

This is the first one in a while that wasn’t a book review, so it’s a nice change of pace!

Also, because this is a tag, I’m going to try to tag some people!
(Of course, though, don’t do this tag unless you want to!)

I tag: AldanaIrena, and Beth!

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12 thoughts on “Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

  1. Aldii says:

    Thank you so much for tagging me! I read all The Maze Runner books a while ago and they were okay but nothing else. I never read Twilight and honestly I think the time to do that has already passed. I actually really like JLA and (love) the Shadowhunter world! The show is definitely not a good portrayal of the series, there are some very different things that I don’t like but I watch it anyway because I really like watching adaptations.
    And I agree with insta-love, it doesn’t exist, for me that is insta-attraction.
    Anyway, thank you again for tagging me, loved reading your answers!!

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  2. Chesney says:

    I preface this opinion by saying that I do not typically enjoy this genre, so I am no expert on this topic. However, while reading the Twilight series, Bella was a believable human character juxtaposed against a supernatural world. The film series in this case could not compete with the author’s extraordinary ability to transport the reader.

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