Bookish Unpopular Opinions Tag

I don’t think I’ve done a tag before, or at least not on this blog, but then I saw BFTReviews do the Unpopular Opinions Tag and I just knew it was the sort of thing I wanted to do. So without further ado here’s my unpopular opinions.

1. A popular book or series that you did not like.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I thought it was predictable (it had characters with cancer in it – someone was bound to die), it didn’t make me cry (it didn’t make me feel any strong emotion really) and I didn’t particularly like any of the characters – I liked Hazel’s parents but that was about it.

2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I really didn’t hate this book like everyone else seems to. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t incredibly invested in the characters but I really liked the ending, it was surprising and unusual to see the hero not get the usual happy ending and I liked that.

3. A love triangle or OTP you don’t agree with.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’m not saying I wanted Katniss to end up with Gale, I just didn’t want her to end up with either of them. I think in a way I wanted her to be like Haymitch – which could have been rather depressing so that’s probably why Suzanne Collins didn’t go down that route.

4. A book genre that you don’t really dig.
Contemporary Romance. I don’t mind books that have romance at the side to the larger plot but I’m really not a fan of books that are just dedicated to romance.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
This one was a bit tough but I ended up with Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I’ve only read the first two books and don’t really care if I read any more of them but Jace really bugged me.

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
John Green. I read Looking for Alaska years ago when I was about 15 and didn’t really like it and felt no need to pick up another John Green book. That is until all the hype about The Fault in our Stars started so I read that to see what the fuss was about and didn’t really like that either. I didn’t cry at all which I expected to after seeing everyone saying they cried their eyes out. So now I know John Green’s books just aren’t for me.

7. A popular book cliche that you’re tired of seeing.
Love Triangles and Insta-Love. Just stop. Especially when the love-triangles take up large parts of the plot and I just want to get back to the action.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
There’s actually probably quite a few when it comes to popular YA (the Percy Jackson series, Chaos Walking trilogy, Shatter Me trilogy) but I’ll go a bit different and say author – I have no interest in reading anything by Rainbow Rowell, her books are incredibly popular but I’m just not interested.

9. The saying goes “the book is better than the movie” but what movie or TV series do you like better than the book.
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. The books are so dense with description so seeing Middle Earth on screen is so much better and magical. Also I like what the film’s do for Frodo and Sam’s characters.

So those were my unpopular opinions – are they unusual or unpopular or are they more acceptable than I thought?
I tag anyone who wants to do this tag. If you do it, please let me know so I can see what your unpopular opinions are – I love seeing people that have differing opinions to the norm.


  1. Good answers! I totally agree with you about Allegiant. I really liked that ending. And I don’t find Rainbow Rowell all that great so you aren’t missing anything.

    1. Thanks. It was such a different ending and it was refreshing to see that sort of out come at the end of a popular YA trilogy. Haha! OK then, there seems like there’s no escape from her books so that puts me off a bit as well.

  2. I loved the Mortal Instruments and read them all! My daughter was always all about Jace. I was all about Will. I haven’t read any of the others you mentioned. I, also, am not into romance only. And if there is some in a book, please DO NOT give me details of their lovemaking. I also hate long paragraphs describing a setting. I will skip over both of these. And if there is too much of either, I will quit reading the book entirely.
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

    1. Yeah if there is romance I much prefer the “fade to black” kind of sex scenes/romance. I usually skim read big paragraphs of description too, though if I like the writing I might not skim-read as much.

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