I was tagged yesterday by James from this-is-my-truth-now to do the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. I’d like to say thanks to James for tagging me! Also, please check out his blog if you haven’t already. James puts a lot of work into his blog, so plan to get stuck there for some time because he has loads of content! Lots of fun. 😉
James was originally tagged by meltingpotsandothercalamities. Please check out this blog too. You can view the original TAG here as well.
This is my first tag and I’m going to give it my best shot!
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE:
I sort of consider myself a ‘high’ rater, so this one is a little difficult. In a way I feel like it takes a lot for me to dislike a book. I’ll cheat a little bit and chose a book by Allen Eskins titled The Heavens May Fall. I rated this one a generous 3 stars, but I really didn’t like it that much. It was written well, but I went in with high expectations and they weren’t met. The story had some twists, but just didn’t captivate me. I had just finished The Life We Bury and loved it-maybe this is why. Most of my friends rated The Heavens May Fall 4 and 5 stars…
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE:
I’m going with the Twilight Saga! I absolutely loved this series and I have friends who rated it 1 and 2 stars. My family actually calls it cheesearific because they think the story and the acting is totally cheesy. I have the “Twilight Forever” DVD set and watch it often. One of my friends actually labeled the books ‘trash.’ Huh?
AN OTP (One True Pairing) THAT YOU DON’T LIKE:
I may be cheating here, but I have to go with Kellen and Wavy from All The Ugly and Wonderful Things. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this book, but this relationship was so difficult for me because of the age difference. 26 to 13… Even though Wavy wasn’t your typical 13 year old, it made it difficult at times because the relationship started before that…
A POPULAR BOOK GENRE THAT YOU HARDLY REACH FOR:
I have to admit that I’ve hardly read any books in this genre, but I’m reading Cyborg this year if it’s the last thing I do!
A POPULAR/BELOVED CHARACTER THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE:
-Gaston from Beauty and the Beast-
Well, Gaston may not be beloved, but Beauty and the Beast is a popular tale that later includes Gaston’s vain and arrogant character. Gaston wasn’t in the very first Beauty and the Beast book, but arrives in subsequent versions. Here’s one I read recently that includes Gaston.
He’s extremely annoying because he thinks he’s the most wonderful person on the planet. Not only that, he doesn’t think reading is important. Forget that!
A POPULAR AUTHOR THAT YOU CAN’T SEEM TO GET INTO:
Let’s talk about this author for a minute. He’s written over 100 books, right? I can’t even count on one hand how many books he’s written that have been made into movies or TV specials. I will say that I read one of them, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. It had me in tears for days. I haven’t forgotten that book, but I can’t seem to get into any of his others.
I haven’t given up on him and plan to read some of his books in the future…
A POPULAR BOOK TROPE THAT YOU’RE TIRED OF SEEING:
-Love cures all-
I can’t stand it anymore. It’s so unrealistic when it comes to people who have serious mental disorders. They meet someone new and fall in love, and then they are miraculously cured! Seriously?
A POPULAR SERIES THAT YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN READING:
This is weird because it’s set in post-apocalyptic dystopian Chicago which is awesome, but it’s just not a series for me. I’ve seen the movies and liked them, but I tried reading the first installment when it first came out and couldn’t get into it. I loved Hunger Games, but the “rebelling the dystopian society” trope has me sort of burned out.
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?:
-Lord of the Rings-
I have to go with “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, only because I love the movies so much and my family and I watch them and “The Hobbit” ALL the time! I love the books too, but really admire the cast in these movies. I still need to read “The Hobbit” though…
My absolute favorite character in this series is Aragorn. I pretty much love them all though.
Can’t wait to read everyone’s responses! Have a great week and thanks for reading this TAG. Please feel free to comment below!