Hello, I decided I wanted to make a post today so I found something to post about. I first did this tag about a year and a half ago so I’m going to do any updated version. Check out the original if you want to see ‘new blog Emily’ writing about stuff. Otherwise, stay here for old blog Emily.
A popular book or series that you didn’t like
I’ve mentioned I disliked this quite a few times now, so it shouldn’t be surprising. The Addicted series by Becca and Krista Ritchie. Not a fan. I wrote a full review on the first book if you’re interested but long story short: I felt like I was reading about two addictions interacting, not two people with addictions.
A popular book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love
I’m going with the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. I supposed ‘hated’ is a strong word for this one, but it definitely has its anti-fans. I read this series back when I was a teenager and adored it. Since, I’ve seen people try to read it and stop after the first book. But hey, it either jives with you or it doesn’t. At least they tried it.
A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like
(By the way, Past Emily has a bunch of weird capitalization shit going on that Present Emily is weirded out by. I just thought you should now how much I’m editing these questions to make them normal looking…)
I think this might be one of my only actually unpopular opinions. I’m going with Inuyasha and Kagome from Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi. It’s not that I don’t like them or anything… it’s just I totally ship Kagome in a non-canonical pairing. Hawhawhaw. SessxKag 4eva.
A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Thriller, true crime, westerns, romance, contemporary, middle grade… there are a lot that… just don’t do much for me. Not saying I never read them but I tend to stay away.
A popular or beloved character that you do not like
Celaena Sardothien from Sarah J Maas’s Throne of Glass series. I’m only through Heir of Fire at the moment so no spoilers please. But seriously, this girl grinds my gears.
A popular author that you can’t seem to get into
My answer for this last time was Sarah J Maas, but lo and behold, one of her books is now on my favorites list. Hey, I’ll eat my words. So this time around I’m going to go with George R. R. Martin. And this is a weird choice because I’ve read four of his books and am currently reading the fifth one. I love the story but at the same time I can’t get into the books. I like the books but they’re so difficult and it’s almost a chore to read them. Why am I reading them? So I can be one of those people who watch the show and say ‘Buh the book was better’… even though I’m finding out I like the tv show much better, hahaha. Sue me.
A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
Mean girls. Honestly, what’s the point. This is probably the biggest reason I don’t go into contemporary too often. I’ve heard it’s getting better, but I’ve read one too many stories about a quirky but otherwise bland protagonist dealing with a pretty girl that’s mean to her just because. Like, that’s the whole character. “Hi I’m so and so and my dominant personality trait is being awful”. It sends a bad message to young girls reading these kind of books saying that you’re either pretty or nice but you can’t be both. Seriously. Or that if you’re average or below that you’re automatically the nicest person ever. No, we need real personalities represented. Pretty people can be nice, average people can be assholes, and there are so many mixes in between that stereotyping them as one or the other is completely ridiculous.
A popular series that you have no interest in reading
I hesitate to say ‘never’ anymore, since last time my answer was Throne of Glass but I’ve since read the thing. Same goes for my Top 5 Wednesday post of ‘Books I’ll Never Read‘. I’ve read two of them now, haha.
Sooo, with a big ‘Most likely will not read it’ being emphasized here I’m going to say the Anna and the French Kiss companion series by Stephanie Perkins. Mainly this is due to the fact that I used to have one of these books and have since gotten rid of it from disinterest. The reason for that is that I heard the main relationship in the first book stems from cheating, which I want no part in reading about. Not interested.
Plus, my sister’s name is Anna. I don’t wanna read about her kissin’ nobody.
The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
As mentioned above, George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Martin is a great story teller, but sometimes muddling through his writing is like pulling teeth.
And that’s it. :”D I have a feeling my opinions are not so unpopular, but at least they’re unpopular to me! 😀 Wait…