There are so many disappointing books out there, so what better choice than to do this tag?
I personally think I have a lot of unpopular opinions, after trying to read so many hyped books and then realizing I barely liked any of them. So today I’m going to be confessing many unpopular opinions I’ve had but don’t feel sorry about!
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a popular book or series you didn’t like
I have had too many experiences reading hyped books and then being disappointed in them that I’ll probably stop reading popular books altogether.
But one series I absolutely hated was The Hunger Games. I’d heard so many people loving it, so I decided to try it, but my god. It was just so bad. I quit on book two after I couldn’t handle more of Katniss.
I also tried to start Red Queen, but I really just could not get into it. I’d heard good things about it from many of my friends, but let me down (sad but unsurprising).
a popular book or series everyone hates but you love
The last time I read both The Selection and Shatter Me was about four years ago, and remember enjoying them, but I know if I reread them now, I’d hate them. It was during my dystopian-obsessed phase okay!! (Please, don’t ask.)
I feel like I got into The Selection because the (pretty!) cover caught my eye. I deeply regret it. But to be fair, it was one of the first YA series I read and was very inexperienced in the genre. For Shatter Me, I honestly don’t even know how I heard about it. It might have been one of those times where I was just aimlessly browsing library shelves looking for something interesting to read?? Either way, I never finished the series.
an otp you did not like
The main couple in Stalking Jack the Ripper. I can’t even remember their names,* but it was love at first sight (which I hate with a burning passion), and their whole relationship/romance was kind of pointless and ruined the book for me. The girl has a severe case of being not like other girls and I automatically disliked her, and the boy was just… annoying.
*Edit: it’s Audrey and Thomas.
a popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Horror is somewhat popular, but I rarely read books from that genre, it has to really pique my interest for me to pick one up. I also almost never read thrillers or mysteries, it’s just not for me!! My experience in these genres are very limited, and I don’t know if I’ll ever work up the courage to read these more often than I already have :’)
a popular author you cannot get into
For this, I would have to go with John Green, Maggie Stiefvater, and Cassandra Clare. They’re all (somehow) popular authors, and I’m not really interested in reading any of their books. I didn’t enjoy The Fault in Our Stars, DNF’ed The Raven Boys, and there are far too many books and series Cassie Clare has written and I’m very intimidated.