Hello, fellow readers and friends. It’s Tuesday, and on Finding Wonderland, this means another edition of the famous bookworm-Tuesday-meme. Sort of. Instead of being formal about today’s topic, I’m only sharing three of my unpopular book opinions. One reason is that I feel like I’ve done something like this before, and secondly, I guess I don’t feel as if I have that many unpopular opinions?? Or maybe I do, but I don’t really know what they are just yet? I don’t know. I think I’m pretty open about sharing said unpopular opinions, so I don’t think that’s a legit reason why I don’t have a grocery list of opinions to share.
Either way, while this is a little more informal of a Top Ten Tuesday, we’ll still join in this ‘unpopular opinion’ prompt. Only in our own way. Here’s a look at the official ask:
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday June 11: Unpopular Bookish Opinions (submitted by Kaitlin Galvan @ Somehow I Manage Blog)
Fun as it is, I’m taking an easy (aka lazy) route and sharing a mere three things that most people who call “unpopular” opinions. Or my observation is that they do. With no further rambling, let’s take a look-see.
In Which I Share 3 Unpopular Opinions | Top Ten Tuesday
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1: Content | Yep, I’ve shared this before. I’m SO OVER material in a book that’s there just because it can be; i.e., because its genres says it can or the genre says it won’t sell if you don’t add x, y and z. To me, these instances take me out of the story rather than draw me in. Do we need crude conversations every other paragraph? Nope! Add in content when it has something to add to the story, and beyond that, please leave it off the page.
(I recently read a couple books in which this was a problem, and it lessens the story value so much.)
2: Cover Art with Models (Book to Film Adaptation Covers) | Contrary to what I read about, readers don’t like models on cover designs. I’m the oddball who does. Can’t put my finger on “why,” but if done right, I think it’s wonderful, and depending on the genre, it can be the best kind of romantic or all kinds of cute. Some of my favorites include the following:
Oh, yeah, and because I’m a rebel I also like a well-done “decapitated” head cover. (Some are perfect, some are horrible.) Plus, film cover art.
3: Standalones Rule! | OK, so maybe this one isn’t unpopular? I don’t know. Much as I love being able to hang out with favorite characters for multiple stories, when it comes to trilogies I’m terrible about remembering what happens in prior novels. Especially anything that has an imaginary world.
This is why I adore a good standalone. The best author can write a solid standalone that makes us want more of the story/characters, but also leaves us happy to see them where they are at in that last page. Three of my favorites include – plus I add three I hope to like:
(Pretty sure you all already knew all of this about me. *shrugs* It was still fun. Happy Tuesday, friends!)
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Tell me, what are some of your unpopular book opinions when it comes to reading? I want to know what you like, dislike and love-to-hate when it comes to books; do you “hide” any unpopular opinions?
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