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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

A few weeks ago, Chloe completed the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag and I immediately wanted to answer the questions myself, so here goes.

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What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like?

I like most of the books I’ve read – I’m pretty good at selecting something that I’ll enjoy. Or maybe that just means I don’t venture outside my comfort zone very often… There are a lot of series that I’ve avoided thinking I won’t like them – I didn’t pick up a Harry Potter book for 20 years! I really didn’t like The Road – is that a particularly popular book?

What is a popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love?

I’m a sucker for picking things off the bestseller lists so I don’t think I like anything that’s particularly hated. For the sake of an answer, young adult books tend to be looked down on by some older people and I quite liked the Hunger Games trilogy.

What is a love triangle in a book or series where the main character ended up with the person you did not want them to end up with?

Speaking of the Hunger Games…

What is a popular book genre that you hardly reach for?

I’m really not into fantasy books, particularly young adult fantasy, which seems to be rather popular. That being said, I quite liked The Raven Boys and Caraval. I won them in giveaways and probably wouldn’t have read them otherwise – now I want to read more in the series.

What is a popular or beloved character that you do not like?

Catherine and Heathcliffe. While I quite like the book (Wuthering Heights) itself, I don’t like them or their relationship.

Who is a popular author that you can’t seem to get into?

Cormac McCarthy. I really didn’t like the style of The Road. I’ve got a copy of All the Pretty Horses that has been sat on my shelf for years.

What is a popular book trope that you are tired of seeing?

High school stories with a gay best friend who is only there to serve the main character with no plot of their own.

What is a popular book or series that you have no interest in reading?

50 Shades.

What is a movie or TV show adaption of a book or series that you like more than the book/s?

I thought the adaptation of Thirteen Reasons Why was much more powerful than the book – although I read and watched them in the wrong order.

Leave a link in the comments if you’ve answered these too. I love having a nose.

7 thoughts on “Unpopular Opinions Book Tag”

  1. I rarely read books I don’t like either, mostly because if I really don’t like something I generally won’t finish it. But incidentally, I read two books (“I Smile Back” by Amy Koppelman and “When I Was Five I Killed Myself” by Howard Buten) this month that I didn’t like. I guess I’ve just been unlucky with reading lately. Nice list, I like what you said about “The Hunger Games.” Some people are such snobs about the young adult genre, I really don’t get it. :P

  2. Enjoyed reading this. I liked The Road but I get why you might not. I don’t read much YA but I mean to. I will read anything except police crime, erotica and sonetimes romance. I try to read out of my comfort zone.

  3. An interesting read. It got me thinking of what I don’t like. I fully with you on Harry Potter, don’t think I’m going to read them.

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