The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Hey everybody!

I saw this AWESOME book tag absolutely aaaaaaages ago on First Line Reader’s blog and am just getting around to doing it today!

I do love an unpopular opinion so this looks like it is gonna be A LOT of fun!

A popular book or series that you didn’t like

Oooooh so many to choose from….

But I think I will choose Cinder by Marissa Meyer which is the first book in The Lunar Chronicles. I was SOOOO pumped to read this series you guys. Borrowed the first two books together from the library…


Just could not deal with that book. So I DNFd that series after book one.

The hype with that whole series????

A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love



A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like


The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins….


A popular book genre that you hardly reach for

  • Horror
  • Crime Thriller
  • NA

I just point blank to refuse to read horror books. I will sometimes read a thriller but more mystery rather than full on crime, and I still do read some NA books but rarely. I am particularly over the whole sports romance genre.

A popular or beloved character that you do not like

Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Everyone goes on about Daisy and Tom being less than likable but I wanted to whack both Gatsby and Carraway… preferably with a bus… train would do either…

Gosh I just hate that novel and everything about it!!! I really don’t like it AT ALL!!!!

A popular author that you can’t seem to get into

Maggie Stiefvater

I really enjoyed The Scorpio Races but then came The Raven Cycle and I DNFd book one sooooo hard. And then I read All the Crooked Saints with my book group and honestly I cried I hated it so much. It was physically painful to read… so I just can’t get fully on board with Stiefvater it seems.

A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing

TRAUMA PORN!!!!!!!!!

Basically those weep fest books featuring either longterm or terminally ill people that are just used as *inspirational characters* to move the plot forward and show the able-bodied MC to live for the here and now. Makes me want to throw up. If you’re going to create characters with illnesses and disease please don’t use said characters for a cheap and nasty spot of emotional manipulation.

A popular series that you have no interest in reading

Harry Potter! Wasn’t interested in it when it first came out and still am not. #SorryNotSorry

The saying goes “The book is always better than the film”, but what film or TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?

Easy. Bridget Jones’ Diary. The film is AWESOME, the book less so.

And that’s it for this tag!!! Feel free to consider yourself tagged if you would like to do this for yourself.

45 thoughts on “The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

  1. Love the Bridget Jones movie, Twilight is a total guilty pleasure, much agreed. But most of all agreed with trauma porn, particular pet peeve being the “feel good/inspirational” movies about illnesses. Your paragraph on that reminded me of a great and funny review Roger Ebert did about a movie called The Bucket List (I think it’s still up somewhere) that review pretty much encapsulates all that is annoying that trope.


  2. Yes to Maggie Stiefvater’s books. I was definitely not taken by the Raven Cycle at all and I DNFed Scorpio Races. I just couldn’t click with her writing style.

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  3. Yeeees. I was so pumped when I saw this on my feed. WORTH IT.

    Hardest moments of agreement:
    – Yes to The Hunger Games. I wanted Katniss to be alone, personally! Those boys weren’t worthy of her!
    – Yes to the awfulness of trauma porn. I just read The Art of Racing in the Rain and I almost went blind from rolling my eyes so hard. Get your inspirational fiction out of my FACE.

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  4. Awesome post! What a fun tag- love your answers! I totally get your dislike of Carraway and Gatsby though! I like the book, mainly because I studied it and there is sooo much to it BUT the characters are very annoying even the MC’s you are meant to like! 😂 I also get the DNF of Cinder, not the best first book in a series, the rest are much better and much stronger, but a lot of people dislike Cinder the most! 😊🥰 great post, loved seeing your opinions! 🥰💜

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    1. Oh I hate the great gatsby. I just couldn’t get on board with the style of the prose and the narrative choices. It really isn’t for me. I don’t mind unlikeable characters but nope…. can’t cope with that book lol! 😂 And Cinder sucked so badly that there’s no way I even wanna give the rest of the books a chance. I was so frustrated by the stereotypes and the lack of originality. Thanks KB! You should do this tag yourself if you’ve got the time. It’s a fun one :)))) <333

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      1. 😂😂😂😂 Totally understandable! Gatsby is one I think I like because I studied it but I can definitely see reasons for disliking it, the characters were very irritating! Hehe I pushed through with the Lunar Chronicles because the rest of the books were said to be much better so I was like why not?? Cinder is definitely the weakest in the series though, far too predictable. You’re welcome!! Yes I definitely will try it out…when I have caught up on the other tags that are totally not half finished in my drafts or anything 😂😂😂 It does seem fun though so I will try it!! 💜😊

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          1. lol, I only studied it for a year so it was ok, Romeo and Juliet on the other hand…not so much, we learnt it for about 4 years, in English, in Drama and now it just annoys me 😂😂
            Loooll I have SO MANY as welll 😂🤣😜 ahh well maybe we will catch up one day 😜🤣😂

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