It’s been a while since I’ve done a book post, and I hope to have some reviews up soon, but for now I’m sharing my take on something I saw over on Amanda’s blog that I thought was fun and interesting. So, here are some of my unpopular book opinions, and please leave your thoughts/responses in the comments.
1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like.
I recently read Eligible, which is a modern retelling of Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I picked it up because I’d heard rave reviews about it and it had a pretty high rating on Goodreads. However, I didn’t make it to the end because I really didn’t care for the author’s choices in modernizing it. Maybe I’m being a puritanical snob about it, but I don’t care. Liz and Darcy hooking up for hate sex? No thanks.
2. A popular book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.
I’m not sure if this book is hated, but Austen’s Mansfield Park seems to be one of her books that is the least liked, and I love that one. I think it’s because I identified with Fanny Price in many ways, which made the story appealing to me.
3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with.
I know this isn’t a love triangle, but I thought Harry and Hermione should have been together. DON’T @ ME.
4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
I can’t do YA books, generally. I loved HP and Hunger Games, but in general this genre is hard for me to get into. I started reading the first book in The Selection Series recently and stopped after a few chapters, because I found myself eye-rolling at the main character. This tends to be my response to most YA books – I just can’t connect with the characters.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Katniss Everdeen. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed THG trilogy generally, but I wanted to smack Katniss on more than one occasion.
6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Stephanie Meyer because see #7.
7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
I’m with Amanda on this one, vampires and werewolves can just go away. It’s way overdone at this point, and I feel like most writers are trying to ride on Stephanie Meyer’s coattails, who was really piggybacking on Anne Rice.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
Anything related to a shade of grey.