Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is our unpopular bookish opinions. Not going to lie, I don’t know how entirely unpopular these will be, but I feel like a lot of them are. I’d love to know if you guys agree with me or if you have differing opinions. Let me know in the comments down below! You can link your posts as well. I really want to know what your guys’ unpopular opinions are.

1. Love triangles aren’t that bad
This one I know is unpopular. Everyone seems to hate love triangles. And I totally get why. They’re overdone and mostly done pretty badly. However, when one is done right and doesn’t make you cringe repeatedly, it makes for a good read. I’m a sucker for a good love triangle.

2. Deckled edges are cute
Only on hardcovers though. I still hate them with every fibre of my being on paperbacks or soft covers.

3. Enough with the constant special editions of books
How many editions of Harry Potter does everyone need? Even with new releases (especially YA fantasy), there are a million different versions in different stores with a special map or a different cover or an extra story. I just think it’s getting a little excessive.

4. Dual perspectives are the best
I have no idea if this is unpopular or not to be honest. But I find that I tend to enjoy books more when they are dual perspective (more than two is always nice as well). It’s nice to get into the heads of more than one characters. It makes the story more complete.

5. YA books can be read at any age
These will be my last words, I swear to god. I wish I could scream this from the rooftops. YA CAN BE READ BY WHOEVER WANTS TO READ IT. There is nothing that gets me going more than some jackass who says that I’m too old to read YA. I can read whatever I damn well please. I’m living this life to be happy and I’m going to read whatever piques my interest.

6. Paperbacks all day everyday
Hardcovers are great and all, but I will always prefer paperbacks. They’re less expensive and easier to carry around. As someone who always takes a book wherever I go, the less space it takes up in my bag the better.

7. It’s ok to review a book you didn’t like
I notice that quite a few people don’t want to review a book they didn’t like because they don’t want to seem mean. It’s ok to not like a book and to want to talk about it on your blog. As long as it’s not a personal attack on an author then by all means speak your mind. You’re not being mean, you’re just being honest.

8. The fake dating trope is the superior trope
I don’t make the rules. That’s just how it is. Nothing can make me pick up a book faster than seeing the words fake dating. It’s so cheesy and cute and it’s rare I won’t enjoy it.

9. Five Feet Apart was terrible
My god. This book was bad. So bad. I keep seeing five star reviews everywhere and it makes me wonder if everyone else read a different book than I did. It was choppy and rushed and not once did I feel emotionally connected to the story or the main characters.

10. Rainbow shelves are cute but not in my house
Sure, rainbow shelves are aesthetically pleasing for Instagram and all that, but you will never ever see them in my house. It would drive me insane to not have series placed together and to have to constantly remember what colour the book is in order to find it.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  1. justonemorepaige says:

    Some great opinions! I agree about reviewing bad books. I am always honest, because as a potential reader, I want that honesty too. However, I don’t go out of my way to share bad reviews, like making special IG posts for them, like I do for books I enjoyed, because I also try to respect the author’s time/effort/feelings. It’s a tough line to draw!

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    • Alyssa - alovelybookaffair says:

      Same! If I didn’t like it, I’ll post it on my blog because it’s my personal space, but I won’t go to retailer websites or insta for exactly the same reasons. When I love a book, I’ll review it anywhere I can to spread the word and hope other have the same positive experience, but if I didn’t like it I prefer to keep it to my blog. Especially if it’s an indie. Authors work so hard and I don’t want to spread that negativity everywhere if my only problem with a book was that it didn’t vibe with my personal taste.

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    • Beckie Bookworm says:

      This is a great list.
      I have a six foot rainbow shelf in my bedroom.
      Mind you there my old books that I don’t want to get rid of from before it was all the rage to have a kindle my few sets I have now are downstairs in my lounge and there in more order.
      My other half reads also so our house is overflowing in books and as he prefers physical copies and doesn’t mind donating to the charity shop after finishing he tends to command the lounge shelves.
      I adore YA myself but I just can’t get on board with love triangles they drive me loco.
      I also review if I don’t like but I always try to find a positive.
      I review mostly for readers i also explain my dnf as well but only on Goodreads.


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  2. Jodi Fisher says:

    Great post!

    I totally agree with a few of the things you mentioned here.

    Definitely like more than one character’s perspective in a story.

    Also, totally prefer paperbacks over hardcovers any day. It’s the same book, but for half the price! I literally waited over a year to get Providence by Caroline Kepnes in paperback instead of just getting the hardcover. Can’t wait to finally read it.

    I wasn’t even aware of Five Feet Apart as a book until the movie came out. I wasn’t really planning on reading it, but based on your thoughts on it I’m really curious about it now, LoL.

    Currently reading Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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