I saw Bekka and Christina do this thing so I DECIDED TO DO THIS THING because if all my friends jumped off a cliff I would also definitely jump off a cliff
A popular book or series that you didn't like
I'm not normally much of a black sheep, but I've got a few popular series that just DO NOT work for me. Matched by Ally Condie bored me stiff. Falling Into Place elicited zero of the feels. How to Love by Katie Cotugno enraged me.
But when I thought of my black sheep books, one of the first that came to mind was Easy by Tammarra Webber. It's not like I thought this book was crap by any means, but I don't get the hype at all, I guess.
A book or series that everyone seems to hate but you love
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I know a lot of bloggers didn't love this book, but I super did. I thought the writing was gorgeous and the magic inventive and the characters compelling and the ships super shippable. *white sheeps it up*
Bonus: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
A love triangle that didn't end the way you wanted it to
This is tricky because love triangles almost always end up my way. I don't know what it is, but my ships hardly ever lose and I get VERY VERY UPSET WHEN THEY DO *bashes Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girlsin the face* (I mean Jess, not, Christopher, fyi)
OH! I know. Nikolina. TEAM NIKOLAI. NO ONE APPRECIATES YOU, YOU PERFECT RAVKAN RAKE OF A PRINCE, YOU. #TeamNikolai
A genre you don't usually reach for
Issue book contemporaries. I've loved a few in the past--usually the ones what have a very vibrant narrator with a sense of humor or a great ship or are QUILTBAG+--but they're just not the books that intrigue me based off synopsis, particularly if they're about bullying or suicide or drugs. I always find myself thinking "But like when are the dragons going to show up?"
Bonus: sick lit
A popular or beloved character that you do not like
ASPEN LEGER MORE LIKE ASSPIG LOSER
Bonus: Sawyer from How to Love. I WILL STOMP ON YOUR FACE YOU ABSOLUTE DICKWEASEL
A popular author you just can't seem to enjoy
Lauren Oliver. I read all of Panic, I got a third of the way through Delirium, and I got about a chapter into Vanishing Girls, and I just can't. There's no doubt she has talent, and some of her descriptions are breathtaking, but I just find the writing toooooo much. Too pretentious, too weighty, too writerly, if that makes sense. I know that her debut, Before I Fall, is supposed to be her best, and I'll definitely try it one day and hope I like it.
A popular trope you're tired of seeing
Jealous/controlling/overprotective boyfriend as sexy/ideal. Manic pixie dream girls who only exist to give boys meaning in their lives. Passive main characters. Slut shaming.
A popular series you have no interest in reading
Fallen. Halo. Hush, Hush. Angsty white angels, I guess. And, not to pick on LOLiver, the Delirium trilogy. There's zero chance of me going back. (Also lolololol, remember the pilot??)
Semi bonus: The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr and the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. I actually own all of the WL series, but I'm not a huge faerie person (despite my loving The Darkest Part of the Forest...whatever, I'm complex) so I don't think I'll ever get there.
A movie or TV show that was better than the book
The 100 OBBBBVIOUSLY because it's FLAWLESS
Me when the show finally comes back on:
|I MISSED YOU I MISSED YOU I MISSED YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFULLY BUFF ARMS AND CHISELED FORM AND THE FACT THAT YOUR ENTIRE PERSON IS SOAKED IN BLOOD|
Now I tag...you! Anyone reading this! Both because I'm too lazy and hey, I love all of you, so