Hello fellow book nerds!
Ooooo we all love unpopular opinions hahahahaha – these are always fun to read to see what other people don’t like and compare it to your own!
So today I am going to talk about some unpopular book opinions I have myself and then list some popular books that just didn’t do it for me that would totally deem as an unpopular opinion.
Do you agree with any of these?
This weekly theme is hosted by That Artsy Girl and you can check out the prompts to join in.
Love triangles suck
Yeah okay, I get it. They add some drama between the characters and blah, blah, blah but I HATE THEM. I honestly get more frustrated by them then I do enjoy them. I know I’ve stated this before but it’s mostly because I like the first character and then the second one comes in and just messes everything up. Don’t get me wrong, there have been very successful love triangles but for the most part, I can do without them.
People borrowing books
I understand. Books are our pride and joy but they are also meant to be shared. I love sharing my books with people. Are there copies that I probably won’t lend out, maybe? I’ve always let people borrow my books and yeah I haven’t gotten some back. Am I bitter about it? A little but I get over it so fast because now that book has a new home for someone else. There are certain editions that I will only lend out to people I can 1000% trust because I know I will get them back.
If you have a special edition or a rare edition KEEP THAT BOOK PRISTINE! But if you don’t, write notes in it, dog tag it, bend it because I love seeing books battered because to me, that means that book has had a lot of love in its lifetime. Some of my books are so worn down because of all the handling it’s had and honestly, it makes it that much more special.
Any format of reading IS READING
I honestly hate that I have to include this in my “unpopular” opinion section. But a physical book isn’t the only format of reading. I am a HUGE audiobook fanatic if you haven’t noticed yet (and I’d be surprised if you didn’t). There are many benefits to audiobooks and ebooks… I honestly use these 2 formats of reading more than physical books. Here’s the thing, I am still getting the story that the author has written and it is still word for word so what’s the big deal? The time is still put it and the story is still grasped. Instead of arguing what is actual reading we should be celebrating that people want to engage in the story!
Tabbing pages isn’t my thing
I’ve never been one to take notes while I read a book. I’ll highlight (ebook) or bookmark (audiobook) certain lines that really stuck out to me but I see people with a whole book that is tabbed and I just think, how? To me, this takes away from enjoying the story because I’d be too busy trying to mark every little thing. Also, do you really include all of those points in your review? Probably not.
Covers are everything
I hardcore judge books by their cover. If a cover doesn’t stand out to me I most likely won’t read the synopsis to see if I’ll like the book. I know, this is harsh but it’s true. The only books I’ve read where I didn’t like the cover is because it was recommended to me. If I search for books on my own though, the first thing I look for are covers.
I said it – I am not a big fan of companion novels. They’ve just never interested me in actually picking up EVEN if I love the character/story. For example, you all know how much I love Jeff Wheeler’s books and world. But I have no interest in the prequel/companion novels which cover Ankarette, who is one of my favorite characters. I just can’t explain why these hold no interest to me. The 0.5 or 1.5 in a series just turns me off.
And here we are with 3 popular books that I just couldn’t….
This was supposed to be a book about an impossible heist and instead it was just one long drawn out history of the characters and I was just so freaking bored.
If this was the direction you were going to go with the series then why even write the first book. The complete 180 was horrible and did not do it for me. I was just annoyed with it all and honestly, I just don’t like Feyre.
I actually couldn’t even finish this book. I could not connect with any of the characters, at all. I found this book to be boring, annoying, and wildly predictable – it was just not enjoyable for me.