Anything that goes against the grain immediately grabs my attention; maybe that’s why I love listening to unpopular opinions so much. Sharing them has been a thing on Twitter lately, and it inspired me to write this post!
Katniss should’ve ended up alone
People are either Team Peeta or Team Gale.. and here I am sitting quietly, by myself, in the ”Katniss should’ve ended up alone” team. Before you crucify me, let me explain. Katniss never made a choice. People were pulling at her from different angles, and she was just falling for the person that happened to be right in front of her. I never felt like she was one hundred percent going for either or. Ending up alone would have fitted her independent personality.
Floppy mass marker paperbacks are the best
I know a lot of people don’t like these, but I LOVE a good floppy mass market paperback. Especially the really thick ones that look like bricks. There is something about them that makes them so lovely to read and go through. But then again I don’t mind breaking the spines of my books, so I think that helps a lot.
Highlighting books and dog-earing them is okay
I actually talked about this before, but I wanted to mention it here because I do feel like most people disagree with me here. I love annotating my books, and I love when they look all beat up. It just makes my books look so loved. Going back to books that I annotated ages ago makes me feel nostalgic inside, in the same way that looking at an old journal might do.
Rainbow shelves stress me out
Writing this, I realise that this definitely fits with my previous point. Maybe I’m just not neat enough, but rainbow shelves kind of weird me out. I feel like it’s not how a bookshelf is ”supposed” to look. I like the messy book bookshelves have, and it’s how I prefer mine. But hey, to each their own.
I dislike the perfect ending of Harry Potter
I dislike endings of books in which all the main characters end up not only alive, but paired up with another main character. Now, I know that in Harry Potter, we did deal with some loss and people died in pretty much every book, but the ”nineteen years later” part ate at me for literal YEARS after reading it. I just do not feel like it’s realistic for the characters to all marry their high school sweethearts and name their children after other characters that passed away earlier. Man, I could write an entire rant post about just this topic.
Maybe I will.
I will never read the Game of Thrones series
When I read a series and I get really invested in it, I like to binge all the books at once. Occasionally I will start a series in which not all the books have been released yet, but only if there is a good chance that series will actually be finished one day. Game of Thrones is not one of those series. I think most of us will agree that the series will never ever be finished, and that there is a bigger chance George R.R Martin will pass away before he can finish the books. Unfortunately, because the story does sound super interesting and well-fleshed out.
Now, I would love to hear YOUR unpopular bookish opinions. Are there any popular authors you could just not get into? What about tropes you keep seeing that you just absolutely despise? I would love to hear about them in the comments.