The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

unpopular opinions book tag

We were tagged by Stephanie from No BS Book Blog  for the ‘Unpopular Opinion Book’ tag, and since we can be picky with our reads and love to express our honest opinions, we thought this would be a fun tag to do. Also, we like to think that the best way to form a friendship between two people is by hating the same thing ;-). Please note that these are solely our opinions and perceptions. Just because we didn’t like a certain book, character or series doesn’t mean you can’t like them. 


1.) A Popular Book/Series You Didn’t Like:

Ali: Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn. Honestly, I didn’t make it very far into the book. I didn’t find any of the reactions of the main character believable.  At all. And I certainly don’t see how the “hero” could ever have been lovable or redeemable.

Debbie: Real by Katy Evans. I seriously could not get into this book and gave up around the 45% mark. I’m sure there was supposed to be a story somewhere in there, but I could not find it. Everything (from the story to the characters) felt so flat and uninteresting. 

Tiffany: The Heartless Series by J. Sterling


2.) A Book Series That Everyone Hates, But You Love:

Ali: Welcome to the Point series by Jay Crownover. I don’t know that people hate this one, but it’s definitely not as loved as the authors other series.  I, however, love the combination of a horrible city filled with bad people and the good people who love them.

Debbie: I honestly could not think of one so I’ll just go with Fifty Shades of Grey. Most of my book loving friends actually liked/loved this series but everyone else outside of the romance world hates it.

Tiffany: Twilight (cause there are more anti twi-hards then you know)


3.) A Love Triangle Where the MC Ended Up With A Person You Didn’t Want Them To End Up With, Or An OTP You Didn’t Like:

Ali: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Katniss was a fixer, she took care of people. Except one. ONE person loved her and wanted to take care of her yet she picks the guy who needed her to take care of him.  Blech. Here’s a tip for anyone still looking for a man…find one that compliments your strengths, not one who has to rely on all of yours because he lacks so many himself. Harsh?? Maybe. What can I say, I’m a little passionate about this issue.

Debbie: I’ve got two answers for this one and my dislike for these endings is something fierce. First, Avoiding Series by K.A. Linde. Ugh! The way that love triangle ended still grates my skin. Did Lexi really pick the guy who fucked her over for years and did nothing to redeem himself? SMDH. Second, Book Boyfriend series by Erin Noelle. At first, I thought I was OK with who Scarlett ended up with in Euphoria. Then I actually sat back and thought about it, and what I thought was, “WTF. That was some bullshit. No one likes a love triangle to end by default.” Salty. I’m still salty over that shit.

Tiffany: Bang by EK Blair


4.) A Popular Book Genre You Rarely Reach For:

Ali: Contemporary books that I KNOW everyone cries at. I’m sorry, but I don’t understand the appeal of wanting to read about cancer kids who die.  That’s just not my idea of a good time.

Debbie: Horror and anything high fantasy. I dig those genres when it comes to movies but I can’t with books. 

Tiffany: Historical Romance 


5.) A Popular Beloved Character That You Didn’t Like:

Ali: I’m almost terrified to even answer this one. *Deep breath* Deuce from Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan. I hated that man. From the beginning of book one until the end of book two. I haven’t moved on to book three yet, but I imagine I’ll probably still hate him. I won’t detail why because I don’t want to give spoilers but he just royally pissed me off.

Debbie: Remy from Real by Katy Evans. Women be acting like Remy is the God among fictional male characters. He did nothing for me. Zero. Zilch. Nada. I didn’t care how freaking amazing or hot his body was, the man bored me to death. PS – Ali is dead to me. How dare you not like Deuce. You are dead to me. 😉 

Tiffany: Frankie in Love Hurts by Mandi Beck (I changed my original answer cause Ali threatened our friendship) 


6.) A Popular Author You Can’t Seem To Get Into:

Ali: Diana Gabaldon. I tried Outlander twice and DNF’d both times. Then I tried the television series. Yeah, I didn’t fare any better there.

Debbie: Jasinda Wilder. I gave a few of her books a shot but I just can’t click with her writing or characters. 

Tiffany: Maya Banks


7.) A Popular Trope You’re Tired Of Seeing:

Ali: Bad parents or non-existent parents.  I get it, there are some bad parents in the world but YA is filled with them.

Debbie: I love reading taboo but can we stop with all the stepbrothers? I get that there were a few successful books that dealt with this subject and some authors want to try to emulate that success, but the stepbrother billionaire/biker/fighter is getting out of hand. Please stahp!

Tiffany: Stepbrother love


8.) A Popular Series You Have No Interest In Reading:

Ali: Never, Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Debbie: After series by Anna Todd. Harry Styles/One Direction fan fiction? No thanks.

Tiffany: Beautiful /Maddox Brothers series  by Jamie McGuire 


9.) The Saying Goes “THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE MOVIE,” But What Movie/Show Adaptation Do You Prefer More Than The Book?

Ali: Divergent. I read the first two books and they were a’ight, but the movies are so much better. Maybe it’s because of Theo James. YUM!

Debbie: The Perks of Beings a Wallflower. I love melodrama but it seems like this book about suicide, molestation, domestic abuse, homosexuality, drug use, rape and mental issues was a little too melodramatic for me. At least in book form. As for the movie version, I quite liked watching Charlie’s highs and lows while he was in high school.

Tiffany: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (cause I can’t remember the book as vividly) 


Do you agree with any of our answers?

We’d love to see your opinions in the comments below!


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  • I’m glad to see another person who loves Jay’s Welcome to the Point series!!! It’s so good but doesn’t get enough love as her Marked Men. It’s so much darker and grittier that and more people need to read them!

    • I SO agree Sarah! It’s definitely different than Marked Men, but equally as good in it’s own right.

  • Cezanne Hayden-Dilbert

    Awesome list!! I agree with the Avoiding Commitment series. I mean really and the how she picked him it was drives me insane. I loved Real and Deuce lol. I wholeheartedly agree about the step-brother books. I cringe each time I see one.

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