It’s been a while since I did a tag! I was tagged by Audra of Audra’s Book Blabbing a few months ago (sometime in May, I think?) to do the Shame Book Tag. Thank you, Audra! I do not know where the tag originated, and there seem to be no formal rules. According to Audra, “This tag is all about bookish things we love that everyone else hates.” I know that I certainly have a lot of #UnpopularOpinions, although I usually try to keep things pretty calm on here, so who knows how entertaining my answers will be. Let’s get into it!
1. A Book That Everyone Hates But You Love
Well, this is a relatively easy question to start out with. I LOVE the Matched series by Ally Condie, and I have heard a lot of push-back about these books. The trilogy is completely underrated, especially by dystopian YA lit standards.
2. Unpopular Character You Love
This one is a bit more difficult to answer. I’m going to go with Franny Glass from J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey. Yes, her story is a bit melodramatic, but she is a character I would love to get to know. She thinks so deeply, and her perspective is extremely interesting to me. Salinger’s combination of religious traditions is dangerous, but this character, as well as her entire family, is one I really enjoy.
3. A Book Boyfriend You Know You Shouldn’t Love
I don’t really get the whole “book boyfriend” thing. I understand liking the love interest of a story, but being so dedicated to the idea of them that you call them a book boyfriend is just beyond me. I think that is enough of an unpopular opinion for this question.
4. A Book You Know Is Bad But Still Love
5. Underrated Author
Ooh, there are so many I would like to list here! If I have to pick only one, I guess it is Cat Patrick.
6. A Book That You Don’t Want People To Know You’ve Read
Answering here kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? This question is difficult because I make a point of talking about everything I read! I guess I don’t make a big deal about the fact that I read every single Lorien Legacies book in the original series. I was obsessed with that series for several years, but now the idea of it has worn off and sadly I don’t enjoy them anymore.
I tag any bloggers who also went through a teen sci-fi/alien series phase to do this tag! Thanks again, Audra; this has been fun!
Until the next chapter,