This is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, there’s a theme and you choose ten books that fit it. Check out upcoming topics here.
Okay, a disclaimer before we get into this: Nothing will appeal to everyone, and my opinions are not an attack on anyone who thinks differently.
Honestly, I’ve been nervous about this topic, not only because it’s a scary thing to talk about, but also because I was having such a hard time making it. I honestly don’t know what is or isn’t unpopular opinion right now
Anyway… In no particular order, as usual…
I have no interest in A Song of Ice and Fire or watching Game of Thrones
I read the first book, I didn’t like it. I cared about exactly two characters, and felt indifference to dislike about everyone else. (Bonus unpopular opinion, which led to me getting my first ever hate mail on a different site a few years ago: I really disliked Sansa. I know. She was very young, and character development surely happens later. But in that book, she irritated me.)
YA is not a genre
This seems to be a kind of hot button issue, but whatever. I just can’t consider classifications based on age range to be a genre. But I honestly don’t care enough even think about it, usually. If you think it’s a genre, cool.
A book with a young protagonist is not automatically a YA book
Oh. My. GODS. This one actually infuriates me and I could (and have) ranted about it for hours.
Deckled edges aren’t that bad
I totally understand the issues people have with them, and sometimes they frustrate me. Overall, though, I don’t mind them. (I wouldn’t want all my books to have deckled edges, however.)
You can do whatever you want with your own books
You own it? Dog ear it, scribble in it, cut it up for art, run over it with your car after it hurts you or pisses you off, whatever. Just don’t, like, throw it in the ocean or something. Littering isn’t cool.
Ebooks and audiobooks are just as valid as physical books
Ooh this is another one I could rant for a long time about. It always enrages me to come across someone saying that any format that isn’t a physical, paper book isn’t really reading. It’s so ableist, first of all, and there are countless other reasons it’s kind of a shitty thing to say. (Preferring physical books is cool. But saying someone’s choice of format isn’t actually reading is just wrong.)
Wuthering Heights was terrible
I think I’ve only found one other person who loathed this book as much as I did, and everyone else either loved it or felt indifferent about it. Someone even told me that I should have read it when I was in middle or high school so that I could better appreciate the romantic nature of it 😑
DNF-ing and/or unhauling books is great
I used to never do either, but wow do I feel so much better and enjoy reading more since I started doing both.
I liked Snape
No, not like that. Snape was, unquestionably, an atrocious person. But I still loved his character because I thought he was interesting. You can enjoy a thing (or character or whatever) in fiction without thinking it’s a good thing. I really like characters that are written reasonably well, but are bad people. And I like villains. Snape was kind of sort of a mix of all that.
I actually kind of liked how Allegiant ended
I was expecting something out of the blue that was total BS based on the ratings I saw for this one, but I thought it was fine. I was satisfied with how things ended, I just thought the second and third books were both longer than necessary
I don’t have many strong opinions that are (or at least were) unpopular. Most of these were just the product of me wracking my brain for three weeks and grasping at whatever I found that seemed unpopular 😛