Hello! Happy Thursday! Today I’m going to be doing the Nope Book Tag, I haven’t seen this book tag yet so I’m excited to get to it. Thank you Lori @Lori’s Bookshelf Reads for tagging me in this, be sure to check out her blog for bookish content! 🙂
A book that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was terrible.
Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon.
I unfortunately didn’t like the way this ended.
A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Amy Dunne from Gone Girl. I hated her; I hated everything she did to others, yet somehow I still read the whole book 😝
Nope Popular Pairing:
A “ship” you don’t support.
Ok, unpopular opinion here, but I’m not big on the Emma and Julien ship from the Dark Artifices trilogy. I don’t know what it is, but I’m just not totally interested in it. #sorrynotsorry
Nope Protagonist action/decision:
A character decision that made you shake your head.
I’m going to go with Lisa from Highly Illogical Behavior by: John Corey Whaley because she does things for the wrong reasons, sure in the end they end up being for better reasons, but I couldn’t stand behind her in the beginning.
A genre you will never read.
Never is a strong word, but I don’t think I’ll ever read romance or erotic… it’s just not my thing.
Nope Book Format:
A book format you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
Again, hate is such a strong word! I’m not into ebooks… I’ll read it when it’s the only version that the library has (sometimes if the book is too long I’ll get someone from another city to take the physical book out at their library to avoid reading an ebook). I don’t mind hardcovers or paperbacks. Although if I start a series in hardback, I’d like to keep them all that way, or same goes with paperback.
A trope that makes you go nope.
I’m going to be basic in my answer here and say insta-love because I’m not a fan and I can’t stretch my brain at this time to come up with anything else.
Nope Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
I don’t have an answer for this as I don’t have books pushed at me that often, and I don’t usually give in to hype.
Nope Cliché/pet peeve:
A cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
This probably falls under the trope question more, but when writers make their characters feel like they are’t good enough to do something because someone else is better qualified, meh.
Nope Love Interest:
The love interest that’s not worthy of being one/a character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.
Maybe if I think hard enough about this, something will come, but right now I’m drawing a blank.
A book that shouldn’t have existed.
I’m going to have to go with Lori’s answer for this because I agree. The Cursed Child by: J.K. Rowling. I’m sorry, but it was just trash.
A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Again, going with Lori’s answer because it’s perfect: Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter. Nope, would not want to cross her at all!
A character death that still haunts you.
Emma from One Day by: David Nicholls. Man, that was so hard-hitting, I was not prepared and uh still makes me sad.
An author you have had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit.
I’ve never had a bad experience with an author, as of this moment, so I don’t have an answer for this.
Please don’t feel you need to do this!