Occasionally, I’ll watch book nerds on YouTubers. The other day I watched a video by Liane on literarydiversions about her unpopular opinions about different books. Intrigued, I decided to look up the prompts so I could write about them myself on my blog.
So, let’s get started on my own unpopular opinions on books.
A popular book or series you didn’t like.
As it stands right now, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. About a year ago, I started to read it just so I could watch the tv series later. I didn’t get past the 100 page mark. A year later, I decided to pick the book up again. I’m at the same spot I was a year ago and I’m still hating the book. I might never finish the book at this point. I know they say it’s commenting on current times but it’s just flat, one dimensional and boring.
A popular book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love.
The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth. I thought the story was brilliant and the ending appropriate to the plot and how the characters were set up. I just think it was nice.
A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with or an OTP you don’t like.
Katniss, Peeta, and Gale from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It wasn’t a trilogy that I liked too much after the first book, but I was rooting for Gale and it didn’t happen. Peeta seemed too pretty and dumb to me.
A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
Science fiction and literary fiction. Just too much science and deep thinking.
A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Bookish people around the world seemed to put her up on some spirit animal pedestal but I just don’t get her. She always seemed boring and lackluster to me. Ginny is a close second. Why is she and Harry even together? I will never understand that.
A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
I read the first book in her Outlander series.
I haven’t picked up another book in the 5 years since.
A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing.
An unassuming, apparently “unpopular” person somehow gets the hottest, popular person in the entire book and s/he can’t believe popular person has put their Hollywood gaze on them.
A common series you have no interest in reading.
Sarah Maas’s books. Eh. I don’t like faeries and fantastical creatures and urban fantasy in general.
The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie,” but what movie or TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
the 2005 Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)
The Book Thief movie takes out a lot of Death’s commentary and that just makes me happy. I wanted to know more about Liesal’s story more about Death’s thoughts on her story. Just when I get into her story, Death interrupts. Drives me crazy.
And the Keira Knightley version just makes the whole story flow better and takes out the unnecessary garbage from the book and focuses on the emotion.
So that’s the end. Do you agree with my answers? How would you answer instead?