Ten Bookish Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week it’s all about opinions! Unpopular opinions to be exact. I’m not so sure that all of my opinions are unpopular though, so I’m just called this list bookish opinions!

  1. I don’t miss vampire books. They were a massive trend and whilst I’m sure they’re still around somewhere, they’re not as ‘popular’ as they once were.
  2. I’m not a fan of the Throne Of Glass series after Queen of Shadows. I lost interest. I have NO interest in going back to them either.
  3. I don’t like audiobooks. I read at quite a fast pace and I have quite a low concentration span when it comes to listening to audiobooks.
  4. Too many issues spoil a book. I like books when a character has a struggle in their life, but when they have everything going? No.
  5. Black/shiny covers that show up your fingerprints bug me. I like my books to look pristine.
  6. I prefer standalones to series.
  7. I didn’t mind the ending of Allegiant. I understand why people didn’t like it, but I didn’t hate it.
  8. This definitely isn’t an unpopular opinion. I hate the student-teacher relationship trope.
  9. I’m pretty sure I’ll never read Game of Thrones. I have no interest in it at all.
  10. I didn’t enjoy One Of Us Is Lying as much as everyone else seemed to! Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was a solid read, but I wasn’t blown away by it!

What are your unpopular bookish opinions? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

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55 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Opinions

  1. Oh I forgot to add One of Us is Lying because I actually disliked it a lot, didn’t think it was very good and thought it was overall problematic. I seem to be in the minority but *shrug*

    I’ll never get to GoT either but I love the show lol

    Oh and vampires are coming back. Several large YA writers have ones coming this fall, so brace yourself 😛

  2. Yes, someone else who didn’t like One of Us is Lying! It was a quick read but I had a lot of issues with the reveal. I didn’t understand the hype.Like Melanie said, get ready for the return of vampires. 😀

  3. 100% agree on Game of Thrones, I just have no interest in the books or the show. And while I didn’t necessarily like what lead up to the ending of Allegiant, I understood it and respected it. The ending itself, was brilliant in my opinion.

  4. These lists are a lot of fun to read and see other peoples preferences 🙂 I don’t miss vampire books either but I do love an audiobook to keep me company when doing the housework 😀

  5. Yeah, I’m never planning to read Game of Thrones either. Based on things I’ve heard, there are too many things in that series that would trigger me. I’m glad other people enjoy it, though.

    My TTT.

  6. Maybe it’s because I’m old, but I love vampire books. When I was a teen, the big boom hadn’t quite started outside of horror novels. I do enjoy audiobooks, BUT I have to be in the right mood, the narrator has to be good, and well, I need to have some time on my hands. Ideally, a murder mystery and an hour on the treadmill. LOL

    The black shiny covers made me laugh because that is precisely why I said no to stainless steel appliances in my kitchen for so long. Fingerprints bug me, too!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

  7. I tried the first Game of Thrones book. I hated it. Everyone dies. It was so brutal and hard to read. There was no main character to follow. You’d just get interested in someone and he’d kill them off. I never watched the TV show because the book was so disturbing.

  8. When I heard Renée Ahdieh was going to do a vampire book, I initially wasn’t interested, although now that I’ve read the beginning of the book, I may have changed my mind.

    I can’t imagine most student-teacher stories going well. Maybe a former student with a teacher’s assistant about the same age (there’s a Divergent fanfic where that happens) but that just can get gross.

  9. I agree with just about all of your opinions! 🙂 I would say with audio books that it’s worth listening to them on 2x speed as that’s what made me realise I could listen to them. When I listen to them at normal speed it feels like the narrator is talking ridiculously slowly. Great post 🙂

  10. Ha ha, yes to your vampire comment! Especially sexy/romantic vampires. I can tolerate them in my urban fantasy worlds when they’re part of the whole, but I definitely don’t ever need a brooding hot vampire as a love interest ever again.

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  12. I enjoyed reading your list! We have the same opinion on all of this apart from the last one 😀 I strongly agree with you on number 8 though, I will never think of those relationships as okay, no matter how ‘young’ the teacher is or how ‘old’ the student is.

  13. YAY for standalones. Gotta’ love ’em. 😀 I never got into the whole Vampire thing, so I don’t miss them for that reason alone. Had most if not all of the TOG books for a while, but I’ve unhauled them. I’ve just realized they aren’t my kinda of reads.

    Thanks so much for the visit, Chrissi! Sorry it took me this long to return the favor.

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