I know this tag has been around a while, so I’m not sure of the original creator. But I came across this tag through Crystal @ Paper Royalty and thought it looked like a fun tag to do! So definitely go check her post and blog out!
A Popular Book/Book Series That You Didn’t Like
Boy did I not like this series. I was most let down by the fact that I really love the Grisha-verse that Bardugo has created! But for me, this series started out okay but just went downhill with each successive book. I didn’t like Alina or Mal and their romance plot-line made me so angry, don’t get me started!
A Popular Book/Series That Everyone Else Seems to Hate But You Love
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I know that it has a high rating on Goodreads, but I’ve met many people who don’t seem to care for this book at all. I really loved it. I found it to be magical and mysterious and full of beautiful imagery.
An OTP That You Don’t Like
Ron & Hermione
I’ll just go ahead and say that I don’t like either of the two main OTP of the Harry Potter series. I absolutely do not get or understand how Ron and Hermione end up together and I do not like them together at all. But it’s hard to say whether I dislike this pairing more than Harry and Ginny…But I’ve decided on this one, for today.
A Popular Book Genre That You Hardly Reach For
Now, don’t get me wrong. I do read romance novels, but it’s not something that I devour on a regular basis. If one sparks my interest, I’ll pick it up, but I don’t go looking for them. When I shelved books for a local library, I was always shelving romance books, so many of them! They’re quite popular.
A Popular/Beloved Character That You Do Not Like
Many people agree that Alina and Mal make a terrible couple. But I know of so many people in this fandom who absolutely love the Darkling and ship him and Alina. And I just have to say…I don’t get it. I don’t get the fascination people have for this character or why he’s so loved. I didn’t care about him really at all while reading this series and I couldn’t care less that he didn’t end up with Alina. So there’s that.
A Popular Author That You Can’t Seem To Get Into
Sarah J. Maas
I’m just not a fan. I read the first book in ACoTaR and I really didn’t think that much of it. Yet I see people going crazy over this series and her Throne of Glass series. I didn’t really find her writing interesting or particularly good. I just didn’t connect with it. It’s definitely an unpopular opinion, but it’s where I’m at.
A Popular Book Trope That You’re Tired of Seeing
The Chosen One
Let’s face it. It happens all the time. There’s some great evil and only one, special person can stop it. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Harry Potter series. I just don’t need to see this trope in every fantasy book I read. It gets old pretty quick.
A Popular Series That You Have No Interest in Reading
Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
Yes, it’s Maas again! I hear so, so much about this series. But as I mentioned earlier in this prompt, I didn’t really care for Maas’ writing and I really don’t have any interest in this series. I am totally fine with it existing and people loving it. It’ll just be one fandom that I’m not going to join.
The Saying Goes “The Book is Always Better Than the Movie,” But What Movie/TV Show Adaptation Do You Prefer More Than the Book?
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I was really close to picking The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for this one, but I’m sticking with Princess Bride simply because it’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Seriously, it’s the best. I could watch it any day of the week. The cast is brilliant, the script is brilliant, and I prefer it a million times over to the book. I’m not saying the book is bad, by any means, but there’s less of a spark, for me, when I read the story than when I see the movie. I think the characters are much more flat and there’s a lot of extraneous detail that takes away from the adventure and excitement of the story. The movie definitely captures it best.
I will also say that I’m sure this opinion is not unpopular. It’s just the one that I find the most satisfactory for this prompt.
Have fun with this one, guys! I really enjoyed this prompt and I’d love to see your answers! Make sure to link back to me so I can see them! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!