This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Ah, so this is the post where I lose all my friends. Right, let’s start the party then.
I think we all have a couple of bookish opinions that would draw the mob upon us. Now is the time to share them in a safe space without judgement. I hope.
I don’t like fantasy
I am much more in love with contemporary fiction than I am fantasy. I have tried to get into the groove so many times, but I just couldn’t get past the first couple of pages. That does mean sometimes, I don’t love some of the most hyped books there are, including the Six of Crows duology.
Sometimes hype pays off
A lot of people don’t like hype, don’t buy into it, and will often avoid a book they feel has been overhyped. I do get caught up in hype quite often, but I think I’ve been lucky that I’ve found some good books through the hype.
Ebooks and audiobooks are perfectly valid
I’ve seen a lot of people harp on about how the only reading that counts is physical books, and honestly bore off. Once you’re finding the story, enjoying it, and embracing it, you’re reading. No matter what the format. And anyway, it’s so much easier to bring a five book holiday TBR on your Kindle than it is to bring five paperbacks.
Sometimes the film is better
Classics should be off the curriculum
Some classics are great, don’t get me wrong. However, there is so much choice of incredible contemporary YA fiction books which deal with a multitude of topics affecting teenagers. I can’t see any reason why none of these are being studied. It might even be a good way to get teenagers more enthusiastic about reading and academic thinking.
To Kill A Mockingbird wasn’t great
I’ve tried to read it no less than five times. Each time I wasn’t grabbed by it at all. I know it’s one of the modern classics of our time, but I think it’s a perfect example of how reading can be subjective.
Netgalley is only for book professionals and bloggers
I’m a member of an online book club, and it really annoys me when people say they can just “get free books on Netgalley.” One of the first things you see on the site’s homepage is that it’s for librarians, authors, professional reviewers or bloggers. Unless you fall into one of those categories, you don’t belong on Netgalley. And no, reviewing on Amazon or Goodreads does not count.