I have no idea who originally created this tag, but every time I see someone do it on their youtube channel or blog I just really want to do it myself, so that’s what I’ll be doing today! This book tag was created around the idea of people giving the disclaimer that everything is their own opinion, and just because they hated (or liked!) a book that you don’t it doesn’t mean that your opinion is invalid. Personally, I think it’s kind of obvious that everyone will have different opinions and to each their own, but oh well. So let’s just get into the tag and find out what some of my opinions are, with no disclaimer!
Which trope(s) in books annoy you the most?
I can’t really say for sure what tropes annoy me, because as long as it’s executed correctly I don’t mind. That said, sometimes the “I’m not like other girls” trope really annoys me, and even the invincible main character trope can get to me too.
Which author(s) do you feel are overrated/overhyped?
I think I’m going to have to go with Cassandra Clare for this one. I just don’t understand the hype about the shadowhunter world! Maybe that’s because I haven’t really read the books yet, but it just seems a little over the top to me.
What are your least favorite books you’ve read since joining BookTube starting your book blog?
I decided to change the prompt from BookTube to book blogging, because I don’t make videos anymore! I think the two worst books I’ve read were The Queen Underneath and The Surface Breaks. Both of these books were so bad that I ended up DNFing one and both of them immediately went goodbye.
What is a terrible ending that ruined an otherwise quality book?
Which fictional character(s) do you wish was not killed off?
Have you read Kingdom of Ash yet? If you have, then you know that there is a major sacrifice that just about broke me. And then the flowers blooming and knowing that a kingdom was restored to someone who truly deserved it, but won’t get to share it with the people who helped get it, UGH. I know I’m being pretty vague, but I don’t want to spoil anything!
What are some of your bookish peeves?
I actually have a full discussion on my bookish pet peeves, and there are a lot more of them than I thought there would be.
What are some books you feel should have more recognition?
Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames, DEFINITELY. They are so much fun but also handle some pretty heavy topics, but do it in a way that is just so entertaining! Plus, the basis of the books are old rock bands meets fantasy and if that doesn’t make you interested to read it, I don’t know what will!
What are your thoughts on censorship and banning books?
I don’t think books should be censored or banned, but living in America where we have freedom of speech makes this a really “touchy” topic, in the sense that we have freedom of speech but sometimes books are banned and censored even here in the states. So while I definitely don’t agree with banning any books, I understand why some places do. Plus, it makes for an interesting list when you read the reasons some books are banned!
Tag some people!
Surprise! If you are one of the people reading this far, you are now tagged! I would love to see your responses to this!