The Unpopular Book Opinions Tag. 

So, some way or another, I was lead to The Diary Of A Bookish Girl. (Click here to view.) And I read this excellent book tag, that I thought I would love to also write myself! 


But first of all, I Tag the following bloggers. (Basically meaning that because their name is included here, they could write up and post this tag.)

  • Katie at Country Katie UK.
  • Lauren at This Stuff Is Golden.
  • Kimberly Jessica at Kimberly Jessica.
  • Freya at Freya’s Nook.
  • Lizabeth Westwood at Lizabeth Westwood.

Here are my answers to the set questions:

What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like? 

I just could not seem to get on board with The Hunger Games. At best, I don’t really like fantasy, ultimately preferring a thriller or a book about issues with a twist-try Jodi Picoult-because this genre seems more legitimate, in the aims that the characters wish to achieve. Plus, it was teenagers just fighting to the death…nothing fun about that!

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

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Whenever I’m reading this book, someone will spot the cover, raise the eyebrows, and make an alarmed noise. It’s a shame really-because what Plath did to herself seems to have overshadowed her work. I like this in particular because there is some depth to the character, and it shows how one depressive mind had worked.

A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did not want them to end up with, or an OTP you didn’t like?

I’m not sure what an OTP is 😂 And I haven’t really got an answer for this question either.

A popular genre you hardly reach for?

As I’ve already said, Fantasy and I just do not get on. Which is odd, in terms of films; a thriller can see a human given super strength-aim looking at you, Bond – but that’s a thriller. Which I adore. But the fantasy genre in films seems to be taken to such an extreme at times. 

A popular or beloved character that you did not like?

Bridget Jones from The Bridget Jones series. 

A popular book trope that you are tired of seeing?

Gotta be Twighlight! Again, with this fantasy thing…😁 But it just seemed to be a little warped in intention, for some of the characters. Way too gory for me!

A popular series that you have no interest in reading?

See above!

What film did you prefer to the book?

I haven’t really an answer…

Please bear in mind that these are just my opinions, and are of no discredit to the books themselves. Keep on enjoying these books, because they have a kinship with their fan bases!

Lydia

XO
 

5 thoughts on “The Unpopular Book Opinions Tag. 

    • mademoisellewomen says:

      I think it comes with the lack of coverage in books about mental health; it has only been recently that we’ve had books like Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon, and Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. (Even in ‘teen’ marketed books-to me it seems overly glossy, sugary sweet even. Give me Jodi Picoult any day!) Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I just can’t really see the negatives of this book. (One of my favourites!)

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        • mademoisellewomen says:

          If it became the ‘Hollywood’ version, that would be such a disappointment. However, a Sylvia Plath scholar keeps tweeting about some help he’s given, in terms of production. And there may be a new version of her letters coming soon! Let’s keep our fingers crossed-it could be quite good. (Meanwhile, you could maybe watch the BBC production, simply titled ‘Sylvia’? Although some parts are a bit stilted, and there’s some fabrication, the casting detail-Daniel Craig as Hughes, Gweyth (so?) Paltrow as Plath-are great in their retrospective roles. ) 😁

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