1. A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.Finnikin of the rock by Melina Marchetta. I was bored to death. Everyone is raving about the characters, but if she would have killed every single character I would have been fine with it. The writing-style was also nothing special to me. I thought the world-building was okay, so that counts for something I guess?
2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.I think R.C Lewis - Stitching Snow. It’s a good thing I didn’t give up on this book, because of my love for fairytales. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. Many people compare it with Cinder and say it's a copy, but I never got that idea. The only thing they have in common is the genre (sci-fi retelling) Saying it's not unique should not be a reason to dislike a book, because good luck with finding something unique (especially with retellings)
3. A love triangle where the MC ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with.I can think of a few examples, but Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo has to be one of my most hated conclusions. That is all I can say in case of spoilers, but check out my review if you are interested.
4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
Light and fluffy contemporaries. I’m just more into fantasy and retellings.
5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.I wasn’t blown away by Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins to be begin with, but the romance in this book was horrible. I hate Etienne St. Clair. I don’t understand why everyone loves him so much. He is a cheating bastard in my opinion.
6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into.
Cassandra Clare. To be honest, I kind of liked the first two books from the Mortal instrument series, but I was done after the third one. I don’t get all the hype around her work. It’s just okay in my opinion and the amount of books is starting to get ridiculous.
7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
Besides the love triangles and insta-love, I’m also tired of one sided characters. A girl is kick-ass OR girly. A boy is tough OR weak. But I think you can be both. There is nothing wrong with a girl who can fight and loves pretty dresses. Being feminine doesn’t make you less strong and guys can be insecure too without losing their masculinity. I just want to read about realistic characters with complex personalities.
8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.Patrick Rothfuss and the Kingkiller chronicles. I have no idea how I finished The name of the wind, because there are SO many pages and there is SO little story. I am done with this series. I was expecting magic and good character development, but all I got was.. talking, I guess?
9. The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or TV show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
Hands down: J.R.R Tolkien – Lord of the Rings. I have tried to read that series many times, but I always struggle with his writing. I don't like Frodo, but he is acceptable in the movies because of the other cast members. I will keep watching the movies over and over again, but my pretty edition of LOTR will stand unread on the shelves.