Oh gosh this Top Ten Tuesday topic. I hope I won’t loose too many friends over it but it was so fun to write 😂😳
1. Dog Earing Pages is Fine
That little crease in the top corner of a page that some bookworms flinch at? Yep that’s fine. I mean if you bend them back the other way you can’t even tell so what’s the big deal, anyway?
2. Cracked Spines are Good
I actively encourage cracked Spines in my bookcase. My books look loved and read, not like a bookshop!
3. Love Triangles Suck
I’m sorry popular ya published when I was fifteen but the love triangles were so over done. And not even that great a trope to begin with…
4. Not All Heroes Need Love
I love my ships, I really do, but do all protagonists and side characters have to pair off? Can they be single and happy about it?
5. Love Shouldn’t Last Forever
Again I love my ships, but occasionally I think they should well… Um… Sink? Just a couple. I mean come on, who here is still with their first boyfriend/girlfriend from 17?!
6. Negative Reviews Rule
Not everyone is going to like every book, so authors shouldn’t be offended to receive negative reviews. Also, as a reader I check reviews to see if I will like a book and I appreciate a reviewers honesty.
7. Review what you DNF
Again, I don’t want to waste my time reading a book I don’t like, so appreciate when bloggers straight up tell me why they didn’t like it.
8. Movies Don’t Always have to Follow the Books
I know, I know, readers are always going to prefer the book. It’s what we do. But I get some things won’t work on the big screen given time, budget or plot purposes and I’m ok with them missing out the odd plot point or character development. I’m just happy they made the movie.
9. Throne of Glass was Cliché
An unpopular opinion in and of itself, but this book is so popular I feel bad not liking it. It even has the ‘let go of a breath I didn’t know I was holding’ line, I’m sorry SJM fans but I am not in your ranks.
10. Soul Mates? Nah
And we’re back to love again. A lot of bookworms eat up this trope, which is fine and I don’t judge, but really it’s not for me.
11. I don’t like Swearing in Books
And a cheeky 11 because I’m just that unpopular. I know some writes think it’s the only way they can express themselves but to some readers it’s just offensive, and you don’t know who’s going to pick up your book. Also it takes me out the story completely, I don’t know why.
Lets Compare Note
There you have it! 11 unpopular bookish opinions. What’s your most unpopular opinion? Do you share any of mine? Do you have a list of your own? Would love to hear from you in the comments!