Hello, and happy Tuesday! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday post, hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is Unpopular Bookish Opinions! I personally am pretty chill when it comes to opinions and sharing them, as I like to maintain peace and respect. So, I ask that you be peaceful and respectful in return when reading and commenting on my or another blogger’s post. That said, it can be really fun to share unpopular opinions and find others who have the same thoughts! Onto my unpopular opinions!
1. I didn’t enjoy Strange the Dreamer.
I found the story to be incredibly boring, and the characters were uninteresting. I really liked the premise, but the writing was just too descriptive and flowy and didn’t allow for anything exciting to happen. Though I must admit the writing was beautiful by itself, the story just wasn’t for me.
2. I will not be finishing the ACOTAR series.
I did read A Court of Thorns and Roses and I even started A Court of Mist and Fury, but I will not be finishing them. Initially after reading ACOTAR, I thought it was pretty good. But, after thinking about it, I can’t remember any positive qualities. The story was incredibly slow, the characters were boring, and the romance was forced.
3. I like love triangles.
I know there are some readers who absolutely hate love triangles, but I really don’t mind them. It adds another layer to the story, and gives the characters more depth. Plus, I just love a good romance, so I will take all I can get!
4. I always look for a bit of romance in a story.
Similar to number three, I love having a touch of romance in every story. Some readers seek out books with little or no romance, and those can be excellent as well (such as Radio Silence), but I’m a sucker for romance, okay? It makes me happy!
5. It is okay to have a bazillion books on your Goodreads to-read shelf.
I feel that there has been a push from readers and bloggers lately to keep your TBR to a manageable amount, even on Goodreads. I think it is okay to put as many books on there as you want, since it is online and helps you keep track of what you may want to read in the future. I know that I likely will never read all the books on there, and I’m fine with that, as I just like to see which books I have found interesting or worth a read.
6. I hate writing book reviews.
I find it really difficult to put my thoughts on a book into words, as usually I only have feelings and not words. I know book bloggers are best known for writing reviews, but I haven’t written one in ages! (I do have one planned for a blog tour coming soon, though!) Plus, review posts often take the most time to put together, and then I get tired of it halfway through. I also like to include a lot of detail, though I would like to start writing reviews that are much shorter and more to the point.
7. I try to avoid reading overly hyped books.
I have never really enjoyed an overly hyped book, hence my distaste for Strange the Dreamer and ACOTAR. I read books such as Illuminae and Cinder way before they were super popular, which I feel allowed me to create my own opinions on them before seeing everyone else’s opinions. When I see the hype for a book, I feel as if I have to enjoy the story just as much as everyone else did, though I often don’t. So, I try to avoid reading them during all the hype and will wait until the excitement has died down if I decide to read it at all. (I say this as I am currently reading two overly hyped books….)
8. I really enjoyed The Selection.
After reading and loving this series, I realized how many people found it to be guilty pleasure type of series. Honestly, I’m not guilty about it at all. I genuinely really enjoyed the characters and their world, and would love to read it again!
9. I really enjoyed The Testing.
I very rarely hear anything about this book, which is kind of unfortunate. It had incredible characters and a unique dystopian society. The story definitely game me Hunger Games vibes, but it was original in its own way!
10. Audiobooks definitely count as real reading.
This is probably not super unpopular, but I have learned in the past year that audiobooks are an excellent way to stay caught up on your reading challenge. They completely saved me last year, since I started college and had very little time to read. If you haven’t listened to an audiobook, I would highly recommend trying it!
What are some of your unpopular opinions? Do you agree or disagree with some of mine? Link me to your TTT posts!