Another book tag! I’ve got a few book hauls and reviews coming up soon, so I thought I’d lighten the load with this tag I first saw on Read at Midnight’s blog and thought I’d shamelessly steal the questions and adapt with some of my own!
A popular book you didn’t like.
50 shades of Grey…sigh. I tried, I really did. I even took it on holiday thinking it might be a better beach read than it was when commuting, but…no. I didn’t get the hype. It just wasn’t very good, and I don’t need my Inner Goddess to tell me that.
A book series everyone hates but you love.
The Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. I wouldn’t say everyone hates it, but no one seems to have heard of it…
A love triangle where the main character ends up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with.
Two words: Peeta Mellark.
A popular genre you seldom reach for.
Historic. I actually do enjoy historic novels, but I find them a bit of a slog sometimes. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse comes to mind. Very slow going, but eventually I warmed to it.
A popular character you didn’t like.
Snape. I know he had this whole redeeming character arc, and was secretly a hero…blah blah blah, but his behaviour throughout the entire series was completely deplorable. Redemption or not, there was no excuse for the way he treated children.
A popular author you can’t seem to get into.
George R. R. Martin. I love Game of Thrones and have tried to read the books on several occasions. Whilst I did enjoy the first two, it took me so long to get through them I haven’t attempted the third yet.
A popular trope you’re tired of seeing.
Love triangles. Damsels-in-distress. There are plenty of tropes I dislike, but I take an extreme dislike to these two.
A popular book that surprised you.
The Da Vinci Code. I’d heard very mixed things about it, but I brought it from Birmingham Airport on a whim when I was flying out to Malia with some friends (I was 17 and had finished my first year of college – don’t judge me!) and actually really enjoyed it – a lot more than I thought I would! It was the perfect beach read.
A popular series you have no interest in reading.
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve seen these books everywhere and have to admit I am intrigued, but I don’t know if I love fantasy series enough to start this one.
The saying goes “the book is always better than the movie” but which movie do you prefer to the book?
Stand by me. Absolutely loved the film, so when I found out the book was written by Stephen King I absolutely had to read it (LOVE his books!). But I was slightly bored by this novella – despite the film being true to the book. I just thought that Reiner captured that childhood nostalgia better.
A popular book you didn’t finish.
Goldfinch. I’m about a third of the way through, but I just find myself getting bored every time I try to finish it!