TAG: Unpopular opinions

Posted in Books
on 18/02/2019

Unpopular opinion posts are some of my favourite posts to read. Writing one was a completely different experience.

Thank you to lovely Vicky at The Roaring Bookworm for the tag – if you do not follow her blog, you need to go do that right now. Her reviews are an absolute delight!

I can’t procrastinate any longer. Here we gooooo…

A popular book or book series that you didn’t like.

Eeek. Starting as we mean to go on, I see.

I’m going to go for A Dance of Water and Air by Antonia Aquilante. The book was fine but it followed the same plot story as a million other YA books out there. Plus, I find the way the LGBT+ content is written problematic.

A popular book or series that you hate but everybody else seems to love.

I don’t know how unpopular this is going to be, as a lot of people in the Bookish community said they hadn’t heard of this book, even though I couldn’t escape it for weeks in the build up (but it does have 4.11 stars on GoodReads). The Binding by Bridget Collins has left me so disappointed that I can’t even bring myself to finish it. It started off so strong and then an event has happened and has completely changed the direction of the book. Plus there’s some weird subplots that were brought in sloppily. All in all, it seems like the book was pushed so strongly because the cover is pretty.

This time, you can judge the book by its cover.

A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

This one I feel super awful about. I just don’t get the love for John Green.


A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.

When characters fall in love at first sight. I’m sorry, but that is just not how it happens. What authors don’t want to say is that they just want to jump each others bones immediately. Love comes later…

A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

I really don’t want to say this because I love the author as a person, but I am just not interested in the Ember Quartet. I know. But I will always follow Sabaa on social media because she is a queen.

Please don’t hate me.

The saying goes ‘the book is always better than the movie’, but what movie or TV show adaption do you prefer more than the book?

Game of Thrones. I can’t deal with that many P.O.V. characters in a book. It is too confusing.


Phew! You made it to the end so you can’t hate me too much! So, there you have it. My deepest, darkest bookish thoughts are out there for the world to see.

If you enjoyed reading my unpopular opinions about books, I tag YOU! Answer the questions and tag me in your responses so I can check out your answers!





There should be more anti-hero characters in books. The Ruin of Kings is going to be so much fun.

1 Comment

  • Janja

    That was definitely fun to read. I also think that GOT is way better on screen than on paper. It is quite hard to follow everything in the book.

    18/02/2019 at 9:47 am Reply
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