Hello, I hope everyone is having a good day so far. I was tagged by Noriko for the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. Let’s get started!
1.) A popular book or book series that you didn’t like
It has to be the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. It is possibly due to the overabundance of this genre at the time I read it, but I felt it was too generic for it to really stand out amongst others.
2.) A popular book or book series that everyone else seems to hate but you love
I honestly cannot think of one as of this moment. It is fairly hard to determine a book’s popularity.
3.) An otp that you don’t like
I don’t really read too many books with otp’s and when I do, I usually am fine with.
4.) A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Non-fiction. I will read biographies from time to time, in fact one of my favorite books from last year was a autobiography (Born A Crime by Trevor Noah). But other than that, I stay away from this genre unless I need research or it’s on someone I admire.
5.) A popular/beloved character that you do not like
Probably someone from the Twilight series. Honestly, I have only read the first book and I just did not like any of the characters. I know it’s quite common to hate on this book now, but It’s the truth. The movies did not help at all.
6.) A popular author that you can’t seem to get into
Sarah J. Mass. While I do think her covers look cool, I just cannot get into her books. They do not seem to be that different from fantasy novels. Also, the massive hype around her books is not something I do not really like as I constantly see her and hear about her from friends. It might not even have to do the book, it’s the massive hype that surrounds her books that drive me a bit crazy. I find it weird that I did not feel this way about the Hunger Games series as it was insanely popular, but I feel it is due to the huge presence of social media now and the lack there of during the Hunger Games release.
7.) A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing
The classic “Boy hates girl, girl hates boy, then slowly fall in love with one another.” It’s just been one to death and while it is fine, there are many other and more creative ways to get two characters together
8.) A popular series that you have no interest in reading
The Mortal Instruments series. Like Sarah J. Mass books, there was a big amount of attention around these books. I have seen the movie and I felt it was pretty generic. Although movies are almost always worst than the books, I just have no motivation to read this series.
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 really liked Me and Earl and The Dying Girl novel, but I felt the movie made Greg more likeable and did a great job to translating the book material to the big screen. The cast was phenomenal and it’s awesome to see them go onto bigger things. It just has a unique charm about it that I felt was more prominent in the movie.
and whoever wants to do it!
Thanks to Noriko once again, I had a good time. 🙂