Well, this is going to be fun, because I am now going to bare my soul to you. Revealing opinions that aren't exactly popular can be.... dangerous. BUT. There is a probably chance that someone out there shares one of my unpopular opinions, and can commiserate with me.
However, I do tend to enjoy the trends, so when I say I 'don't' like something, it means I kinda liked it but not as much as everyone else.
I was tagged (a long long time ago*) by Cait at Paper Fury, and this loverly tag was originated by TheBookArcher.
1. A popular book or series that you didn't like:
I thought that The Fault in Our Stars was okay (ha. ha.) but not stupendous. John Green is a lovely writer and clearly very well-read, but the plot and characters just didn't do it for me.
2. A popular book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love:
I actually don't know if I have one for this. Also, if something is popular, how can everyone seem to hate it? *shrugs*
3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don't like.
I tend to be super lucky when it comes to shipping people. My little ships almost always survive - I'm cool that way. Also, a lot of my current ships are in series that aren't finished yet*, so I don't know if they are going to be successful or not. So I'm going to go with the second one - an OTP that I don't like.
So I just recently read A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. And though I understand that the Feyre/Tamlin thing is kind of a necessity (it is a beauty and the beast retelling after all), I think they have lots and lots of issues. I'm not super AGAINST this pairing. I'm just not OHMEGAWD in love with it, is all. Not OTP material.
*Three years ago, little classics-only Sophia would never have thought she would be writing such a phrase. She only read series in which all the books were out (and the authors were dead). (I got spoiled that way because I basically binge-read everything then.)
4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for:
Contemporary is very rare here. But I just won the June NOVLbox, which was full of summery contemps, so that may change. I also never read adult thrillers, adult horror, or erotica.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like:
Augustus Waters. NOPE.
Mr. Darcy. NOPE.
6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into:
I was about to say John Green, but then I realized I've only given him one try (with TFIOS) and can't really announce that I "can't get into" his writing until I at least give him another chance. Looking for Alaska, here I come!
So I'm going to have to say Rick Riordan. I read the first two Percy Jackson books a long long long time ago, and somehow it just fizzled out for me. I found other things more interesting. Maybe I'll give him another chance too eventually?
7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing:
Messed up parents. Dysfunctional families.
Awkward nerds (there is such a thing as a cool nerd, you know. I AM ONE*).
Siblings that hate each other.
Love triangles (there, I said it).
*at least I like to think so.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading:
Oh so many, actually. Let's begin:
(Good, got those over with. Now to some less obvious ones, that I might actually read eventually, but they're not at all first priority.)
9. A movie or T.V. show adaptation you prefer more than the book:
This is very very rare for me. This is probably the only one, and it probably happened because I watched the movie first.
10. A popular style of cover you can't stand:
(this was added by cait, and i am very glad it was, because i approve wholeheartedly with this addition. not only because it makes it a nice, ten-question tag.)
So it's not that I necessary can't STAND these covers. I just like creative ones more. Especially hand drawn ones, or minimalist ones.
But I don't really like people on my covers, whether it be faces:
I found this premade book cover and it made me laugh. It is a style of cover I despise:
Also, what's with this trend of people floating in water? It's just weird.
And (correct me if I'm wrong but...) I looked up the GoodReads synopses for all of these. None of them have to do with water or mermaids, from the look of it, except Imaginary Girls, and that one only just barely.
I tag the following lovely bloggers:
(I don't think any of them have done it yet?)
Katie at Spiral Bound
Bennet at My Sky of Paper and Ink
Skylar at Life of a Random
...and YOU, if you want it!
What unpopular bookish opinions do you have? Spill them in the comments! I won't judge.