Hey guys! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by the lovely Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. We knew instantly that we wanted to take part in this weekly meme because both of us love making list, so this is perfect!
This week’s (June 11th, 2019) topic is: Unpopular Bookish Opinions (submitted by Kaitlin Galvan @ Somehow I Manage Blog).
Just a small little comment on this week’s post. Opinions are merely that – opinions. They are not facts. If I dislike something you love, that isn’t a personal attack against you. I’m normally not a big fan of participating in Unpopular Opinion type posts but I thought I’d have fun with it this week. I find most of Unpopular Opinions aren’t that unpopular, so not sure how controversial any of mine will be. Here we go!
Probably my most controversial opinion. I didn’t like the book You by Caroline Keepnes at all. I didn’t find it particular well written and I hated being in the mind of Joe for that long. It gives me the heebies jeebies how many people I’ve heard say that because they hated the women he was stalking – she basically had the ending coming. Yikes people!
I still love dystopian novels. I CAN’T HELP IT!
I don’t understand reviewers that pretty always give two or three stars to books. It’s so confusing to me – how can that be enjoyable? Also, haven’t you figured out the stuff that is normally for you even a little. No? Ok *shrug*
I LOVEEEE hype! Yes, you heard that right! I love hype because it means a book is doing well and an author is hopefully making some actual money in a field where you usually make very little. I also love hype because if means if I love the book that is popular at the moment, I can actually talk about it and people know what I’m talking about LOL
This isn’t really unpopular but I want to hit things when people say audiobooks are cheating or it doesn’t really count as reading. Stop policing what others are doing. STAAAAAP IT! If that is you – STOP IT!
I am perfectly ok with reading about an unlikable female character. I love and relate to flawed characters much more and I get tired of people adoring problematic male characters and tearing apart any woman who does something similar.
I find most romantic contemporary that is about young, pretty, straight, white kids completely boring and unrelatable. I don’t see myself picking up Kasie West or Morgan Matson anytime soon.
I refuse to rate books lower to look like a more “edgy” or “critical” reviewer. I am not a New York Times reviewer, this is not a profession. It’s my love and passion and I’ll always give my honest opinion and if my month is full of five stars then EXCELLENT!
Sometimes I like reading books that I know are going to likely be full of problematic material and not the best writing but they are great for an afternoon binge.
I know logically that the book for Ella Enchanted is much better than the film, but I still like the film more. I’m sorry for my terrible taste!
Do we have any of the same opinions? Or anything you totally disagree with me about? Let me know below!