Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

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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.

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn – Cover Reveal

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Title: The Locker Room
Author
: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2019

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Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

The only question is, will she accept?  

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About Meghan Quinn:

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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Sour by Jennifer Woodhull – Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

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Title: Sour
Author
: Jennifer Woodhull
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 4, 2018

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Tall, handsome, and eternally optimistic Noah has dated a string of gorgeous women. His best friend Elle has outlasted them all. Of course, he has no idea she’s been in love with him for years. Why would he? It’s not like she’s going to tell him. After all, she’s short and awkward, and as he’s fond of reminding her, has a sour disposition.

When Elle takes off on her annual ten-day vacation with her family, Noah comes to a startling realization. She’s the woman who is by his side day in and day out, whose office is across the hall, and whose house is around the corner. She has called him on his shit when he gets too cocky, and he has held her in her arms when her heart was broken. Absence must make the heart grow fonder because while she’s in Germany with her parents, he realizes that everything he has ever wanted was right there all along. Now he’s on a mission to make her realize that romance won’t ruin their friendship, but platonic friendship is ruining their relationship.

Enter Jennifer Woodhull’s giveaway here!

  • Prize: $25 Amazon gift card
  • Ends June 27, 2019

About Jennifer Woodhull:

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Jennifer Woodhull is an author of romance with lots of wit, plenty of heat, and lots of heart. She is known for writing immersive settings that take readers to a wide variety of locales around the world. Her heroines are funny, strong make bad decisions, and get in their own way sometimes before finding their path to happiness. Her heroes are driven, funny, sweet, and sometimes complicated. Jennifer lives in Tennessee with her real life book boyfriend and their yellow lab who can be more persuasive than any roguish villain when he’s after a snack. A lover of travel, Jennifer has been known to plot novels and write pages of dialogue on her phone from planes, trains, and automobiles (though not while driving, because safety first).

Jennifer’s works include her debut Promise Series, the breakout hit The Dating Alternative, and the funny, sexy summer release, Sour.

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The Two-Week Arrangement by Kendall Ryan – Release Day Blitz

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Title: The Two-Week Arrangement
Author
: Kendall Ryan
Series: The Penthouse Affair #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 4, 2018

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Dear Sexy AF Intern,

I know you don’t particularly care that I’m the CEO of this company, and you’re just an intern. I also know you’re not impressed by my power or my wealth, and that’s fine.

You think you’ve got me all figured out from working alongside me for two weeks, but you don’t know me. Not really.

You don’t know that I’m a single dad to twin toddlers, or that those two little girls matter more to me than this entire hotel chain.

I’m not interested in starting something deep and meaningful, but what I am interested in is the way your body reacts to mine when we’re in the same room. You probably assume the concentration on my face is work-related, when in reality, I’m figuring out which I want more–to nail you against the wall, or to bend you over my desk.

While you’re too disciplined to act on it, I’m not. And the night you stepped into my limo, all bets were off.

About Kendall Ryan:

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

 

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The Second Coming by Carrie Aarons – Release Day Blitz

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Title: The Second Coming
Author
: Carrie Aarons
Series: Rogue Academy #1
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2019

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They call him the second coming.
Of honor for British football.
Of God in an athlete’s body.
Of every English woman’s fantasy.

Jude Davies is my country’s prodigy on the pitch. More famous than the nobility in Buckingham Palace, he and his merry band of scoundrels rule the Rogue Football Academy and the London nightlife scene alike.

And now, he’s aiming his well-honed set of skills directly at me. His devilish charm is lethal, but with the tragic hand life has dealt me, distractions like him aren’t an option.

Plus, we’re only playing a game. One of convenience, where he needs me to save his reputation, and I need his money to save the one person I love.

Until he wraps me around that immoral finger.
Until I crave that reckless, wild high he provides.
Until I hope for a future that will never happen.

That’s the thing about going toe-to-toe with the next football legend. He’s faster, stronger, and will destroy me every time.

About Carrie Aarons:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

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