Ali here ~
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! Today’s Top Ten topic is Unpopular Bookish Opinions. I honestly thought I was going to skip on this one. I thought and thought and thought and couldn’t come up with any. But, then I started reading some other blogger opinions and that helped jar my brain. So, here are 10 of my unpopular opinions.
I LOVE TWILIGHT
I wouldn’t be reading all I read or blogging today without it. But, if I’m being honest, it’s not even just nostalgia. I can still reread it today and love it just as much as the first time, which leads me to my next unpopular opinion.
I LOVE TO REREAD
I know this isn’t wholly unpopular. There are a lot of you that reread, but I’m surprised at the number of people that are against it. I tend to go a step further, though. I don’t just reread once or twice with the books I love. That book up top…I’ve read close to ten times. I tend to just want to move into my favorites.
I TEND TO LOVE HYPED BOOKS
Caraval comes to mind since it’s the latest book that I picked up from hype, and it so didn’t disappoint. I can’t say that I have loved every hyped book. I don’t love them because they’re hyped. I do have my own opinions. I just usually agree with the general population.
I DON’T ENJOY REALLY LONG REVIEWS
Them only time I read a really long review is because I’m looking for something specific about a book to know if I want to read it. I like to go into books blind, so I don’t like to hear all about it. I just want to know how much you liked it and the bare minimum about the whys and why nots.
I DON’T LIKE A LONG TBR LIST
This is a new one for me. I actually didn’t realize this until a couple months ago. I had had a TBR list that spanned hundreds of books and many years. I made the drastic decision, though, to delete them all. I deleted every book that I didn’t intend to read that month. I was surprised to see that I didn’t even recognize most of the books clogging up my TBR list. Now I add to my list each month and then delete the books that don’t make the cut for my next month’s TBR. I have found that this makes me a whole lot pickier about the books I pick up and spend my time on. I am absolutely loving this new strategy for tackling my TBR!
YA ISN’T JUST FOR YOUNG ADULTS
There are a thousand reasons why I, at 40 something, love YA books. I won’t bore you with the long list.
ROMANCE ISN’T FOR UNEDUCATED READERS OR WRITERS
A.L. Jackson comes to mind. She has the most beautiful poetic style, and I’d have missed that if I didn’t read romance. And the plots…AHMAZING!
I DON’T DRINK COFFEE WHILE READING
This will probably have more people gasping than anything. I just don’t drink coffee. AT ALL.
I DON’T MIND ‘OVERUSED’ TROPES
I really don’t. I just don’t want to read the same story I’ve already read. But, I find it absolutely amazing when I think an author is writing the same story I’ve already read only to find that they totally tricked me, and they are taking the same trope but twisting it all up so that it’s something entirely new. I LOVE IT!!
BOOKS ARE ALWAYS BETTER WITH A LOVE STORY
I am seeing more and more people that don’t want a romance in their story at all. This makes me sad. I guess I’m just a hopeless romantic. I want to see the love. And I promise y’all, it does exist!! I just celebrated 21 years with my hubs that I love now more than ever!!
And I promise we’re not one in a million. I have a lot of friends that are celebrating marriages even longer than mine. Love is real and alive. It’s the best and I wish it for all of you!