A Popular Book or Series You Didn’t Like
Royally Lost—maybe I like history more than usual, but “moving forward” and “progressive opinions” are NOT the same as insulting historical landmarks and finding them useless; we don’t need to be proud of history’s failures, but we need to remember them.
The Book Thief—interesting idea and narrator, but not compelling at all.
Popular Book Or Series That Everyone Hates But You LoveYou knew this was coming: The Twilight Saga.
Obviously, it’s a romance novel. The point is love. But each character has a fascinating role to play—I love examining the socio-political turbulence reared through the Volturi and the culture made of people with messy histories and fragile futures.
And yeah—unhealthy romance, too. I’d argue that by the end of the series, Edward and Bella have a healthy romance, and because of the intricate and unwavering beliefs of the main characters, the romance had to play out the way it did. It doesn’t excuse portraying unhealthy romance, but the concrete and logical reasons of why are clearly explained, which helped me forgive it.
It’s more than caring about the hotness of Edward and Jacob to me, so it’s a frustration.
Love Triangle Where the MC Ended Up with the Person You Didn’t Want Them to End Up With
Popular Book Genre You Hardly Reach For
Realistic Fiction—not just boring, but not realistic at all.
A Popular Or Beloved Character That You Didn’t Like
Katsa—I liked Graceling a lot, but she just wasn’t my favorite person ever. The villain more than made up for her, though.
A Popular Author that You Can’t Seem to Get IntoJohn Green—great videos, but his books don’t fall into my genres, really. Which is fine. I don’t need to appreciate every aspect of his published persona to know he’s cool.
Kiera Cass—I tried to read The Selection, but it just didn’t grab me. I’ve never tried again.
Ally Condie—I read Matched, which didn’t suit me at all, and I haven’t picked her up since.
A Popular Series You Have No Interest in Reading
The Maze Runner—really, people need to stop promoting books as THG-esque on their covers.
Heroes of Olympus—I’ve read the first two books and really enjoyed them… but I guess another unpopular thing is to “outgrow” books but that is what I have done here.
Show/Movie Adaption You Liked Better than the Book
Bride and Prejudice—without even reading the book, I instinctively know it was better, okay?
The Giver—it was a good book when I was twelve, but the movie covers the same topics in a more mature way while keeping the spirit of the book, and that was good.
I was surprised to see so many people dislike romance under the genre question. I mean, I get it—I was fifteen once, too—but it kind of showed me that I am a different person, and what I read reflects it. I don’t read straight-up romance, but really, really adorable romances turn me into a roly-poly of happiness, and it wasn’t always that way.
Keep track of your unpopular opinions. It’s interesting to watch the change.