Top Ten Tuesday: Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she provides us with a new prompt for a top ten list. This week’s topic is: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel.

  1. I am not a fan of Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, but every series he has written since then feels like the same series.
  2. I am totally okay with it if you annotate, highlight, write in, or dog ear your book. If it belongs to you, do with it as you please.
  3. I dislike endings that are too neatly wrapped up in a nice little bow. Some endings are just trying too hard.
  4. I don’t think Throne of Glass was a strong start to the series. I felt like we entered into the middle of the story and did not get a good background on Celaena.
  5. I’m not a huge fan of fairy stories. The most notable exception being the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.
  6. I have not read a mermaid story that I liked.
  7. I am not a fan of travel/journey/road trip stories.
  8. I dislike poems and song lyrics in books. I often skip over them.
  9. YA Fantasy is getting a bit saturated.
  10. Can we stop with deckled edges, please?


What are your unpopular bookish opinions?



  1. I love fairy stories…but I like old fairy stories more. I’m perfectly okay with people writing in their own books, but please not in library books or borrowed books. I’ve never read anything of Rick Riordan except Lightning Thief…though I loved Lightning Thief.

    Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts!

    I wrote about Widely-Held But Misguided Notions about Reading. I hope you will see what you think and share your thoughts.

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  2. I’ve never read Rick Riordan. I’ve been curious for a long time, generally since I like mythology, but just have never taken the plunge. I have heard there are lots of similarities though?

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  3. I agree with a bunch of these, but your deckled edge comment really made me laugh. You can’t flip back through a deckled edge back to find something! I mean, they look pretty, but they can be frustrating. 🙂


  4. Ha! I’ve finally found someone that I actually disagree with more than I agree (which is actually sort of fun)! I like endings that are HEAs, which typically means they’re tidy (though I WILL say that I definitely agree that some books seem TOO perfectly wrapped up in the end).

    I’ve loved plenty of fairy stories and a mermaid story or two.

    I love poems and songs in books!

    YA Fantasy might be getting saturated, but I don’t care because I love it.

    I like deckled edges.

    Guess we’re on different sides of the bookish spectrum. 🙂

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  5. Number 7: wow! That surprises me. But that’s exactly the kind of dissent I was hoping to see when I started browsing links, so I’m glad you said it (even though that trope is one of my faves).

    Agree on #8. I always feel bad, because decent poems and song lyrics are hard to write…but when I’m in a novel, I’m looking for plot, not how nicely words flow together.


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