I was reading A Cornish Geek’s blog and she completed a tag all about controversial book opinions. I found this tag to be intriguing so I decided to take part in it on my blog. So without further ado, here are my answers:
What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like?
Chronicles of Narnia is the most boring book series. I have tried to read them twice with no success. Another book series I cannot stand is the Lord of the Rings because hearing J.R. Tolkien talking about hobbit species for five pages was awful.
What is a popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love?
Divergent gets a lot of hate especially since the movie wasn’t all that great. I have to admit Insurgent & Allegiance were terrible, but I actually enjoyed Divergent a lot.
What is a love triangle in a book or series where the main character ended up with the person you did not want them to end up with?
Twilight for sure. Edward was an asshole and I never felt it was healthy for Bella to become like him. Jacob may have been a werewolf, but he was more human than Edward was. I stopped reading the books after Eclipse because I was sick of Bella’s relationship with Edward.
What is a popular book genre that you hardly reach for?
Young Adult is a hit or a miss for me. I don’t generally buy books from this category unless there is a lot of good reviews about a particular book.
What is a popular or beloved character that you do not like?
Nancy Drew was too “goody too shoes” for me. I think that’s the reason why I wasn’t a Nancy Drew fan when I was little.
Who is a popular author that you can’t seem to get into?
Stephanie Perkins is one author I cannot stand. Her novel Anna and the French Kiss annoyed me. Anna was pining for a man in a relationship. The man in that relationship was doing sketchy things with Anna that he shouldn’t have been doing if he was dating someone else. With all that said, I’m supposed to think that’s a great way for a healthy relationship to start? Hell no.
What is a popular book trope that you are tired of seeing?
Love triangles show up all the time in young adult fiction and I’m over it.
What is a popular book or series that you have no interest in reading?
50 Shades of Grey. It’s not because of the BDSM in the book because I have no problem with that. My biggest issue with 50 Shades of Grey are the scenes in which Ana uses her safe word multiple times and Christian doesn’t stop. That’s rape. BDSM relationships are all based on healthy consent with correct use of safe words. I’m sure there are better BDSM books out there and I will want to read those.
What is a movie or TV show adaption of a book or series that you like more than the book/s?
Silence of the Lambs is fantastic! Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster have great chemistry on the big screen. When I read the book after seeing the movie, I was surprised as to how well the book followed the movie.
If you decide to do the tag, leave a comment down below. I would love to hear all of your answers.