Unpopular Book Opinions

@the-forest-library​ tagged me a while back (thanks!) and I’m just now getting to it.

  1. Popular book you disliked- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The writing is just awful.
  2. Book that everyone dislikes that you love- I really enjoyed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It had the same magically feeling I remember from reading the series.
  3. Central ship you dislike- I really don’t like the main ships in either of Sarah J. Maas’s series. 
  4. Popular genre you don’t usually read- YA contemporary and romance, I don’t really read in those genres.
  5. Beloved character you hate-  I don’t think I have any that I hate. I don’t really hate anyone. Although basically all the characters in City of Bones were annoying.
  6. Popular author you can’t get into - Stephen King. I’ve tried reading several of his books, because people keep suggesting him to me, but I don’t like his writing style.
  7. Popular trope you are tired of - Love triangles, although it seems to me that they are on the out anyway, so that’s good.
  8. Popular book or series you have no interest in - The Selection. I’ve seen it a lot on booklr, and a lot of people have said good things about it, but after reading what it’s about I just have no interest in it.
  9. Movie/TV show is better than the book- Howl’s Moving Castle, the movie was much better than the book. Also Stardust. I liked the movie better. 

I tag everyone who sees this. If you end up doing it, just tag me back so I can see your answers!

book asks!


1. Libraries or bookstores?

2. Hardcover or paperback?

3. Hard copies or ereaders?

4. Bookmarks or dogears?

5. New books or worn books?


1. Genre?

2. Author?

3. Series?

4. Individual book?

5. Classic book?


1. Favorite time of day to read?

2. Favorite place to read?

3. Silence or background noise?

4. Preferred weather for reading?

5. Favorite reading-time snack?


1. Favorite childhood book?

2. Currently reading?

3. Book you want to read most?

4. Reading goals?

5. Book you could read forever?


1. Worst book you’ve read?

2. Book you couldn’t even finish?

3. Book you didn’t understand?

4. Most overrated book?

5. Problematic book?

AESTHETIC: (feel free to include pictures!)

1. Prettiest cover?

2. Best illustrations?

3. Favorite map in a book?

4. Best overall book aesthetic?

5. Ugliest book?


1. Scariest book?

2. Best fantasy world?

3. Funniest book?

4. Saddest book?

5. Book you would never want to read?


1. Character you wish to be friends with?

2. Favorite antagonist?

3. Favorite protag?

4. Favorite supporting?

5. Most-hated character?

every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you
—  (to fathers with daughters) milk and honey, rupi kaur
There’s no story. I saw you one day and I just knew.
—  Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After
He tastes like champagne. He tastes like desire. He tastes like my deepest craving fulfilled.
—  Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After

Reyes Vidal, from Mass Effect: Andromeda

I felt this sudden ache - it had been cold and dark for so long, and then suddenly, slowly, it wasn’t. I thought I wanted caprice and fire, but it turns out that what I really want is someone who will wake me up early so I don’t miss a sunrise.
—  Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Gelato