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The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag

Hi friends! Happy Thursday… can you believe this is the last Thursday of the month?!?! Consider me shocked, where did January go?! Alright, alright I’ll save the melodramas for my wrap up post tomorrow. 😂Today I’m going to be doing the Not-So-Perfect book tag, in which I was tagged by the ever so witty, clever and all around fun Lauren @Narrative Paradise! Go give her a follow, and try not burst into a grin at her wittiness, I dare you… now, onto the tag!

RULES

  1. If possible try to not mention the same book twice, it’s more fun that way
  2. It’s a funny tag where you can rant about terrible (or just meh) books so have FUN!
  3. Just do whatever you want ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  4. Tag the creator Alex and myself if you decide to do it.

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT GENRE

pick a book that undermines the genre as a whole

Okay so, my very first thought when I read this prompt was Twilight because it totally undermines fantasy novels with vampires… there are good ones out there! For some reason I’ve really gotten into a vampires again like it’s the late ’00s. I don’t know what has come over me. 😂

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT DIALOGUE

pick a book with dialogue written so poorly that it made you cringe

Well, it would be cheating to, uhm again say Twilight… so how about it’s spawn… Fifty Shades of Grey… what a load of crap those books were and I can admit that I’ve read all three… and the first book written in Christen’s point of view… please don’t ask what is wrong with me… we still haven’t figured that out yet 😂

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT SETTING

pick a book that takes place in a location that you wish hadn’t been picked

I’m not really sure, book settings don’t really bother me, so call me stumped for this question.

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT MAIN CHARACTER

pick the most annoying main character

My god how I could just use Twilight for all these answers… I don’t know why I’m really trashing it today 😅

But I’m going to go with Mr. Wonka in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. I hated the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… Mr. Wonka was a lively and funny man, but then in the Great Glass Eleavtor he became this airhead who came off as rude, it was really annoying to read, and very big disappointment. You can read my review here if you’re curious for more of my thoughts.

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT BLURB

a blurb that was so far from the truth that it made you do a double-take and check you had read the right book

Alright, so I don’t read book blurbs before I read books because I like going in with pretty much 0 knowledge about what I’m about to get into, I’m all about the element of surprise here. I read some after I’ve finished the book to help write a review, but nothing sticks out to me that I’m like huh? That’s what it was about? Are you sure we read the same book?

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT FRIEND

from whiny attention-seeker to full-on traitor, pick a character that you think is the worst friend ever

Anyone from Gossip Girl… honestly everyone in those books were a savage… but I was trash for them. Yes I read all however many there were… even that weird psycho killer one… but they’re all so easy to love to hate, you know what I’m saying?

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT LOVE INTEREST

pick a character you think would be an awful romantic partner

This prompt is hard because I could literally say all of them… okay not all of them, but I’m never really thinking abut characters as love interests. My recent read Small Great Things, Turk would make a horrible romantic partner because he’s so full of hate… I know he changes, but the Turk we know throughout the whole novel is just a man filled with SO much hate.

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT VILLAIN

pick a character that you thought would have amazing evil plans but fell short and disappointed you

This makes me laugh because I want to say all of them? Why don’t all characters just have evil plans? Wouldn’t that be fun? No? okay. I actually don’t know what to answer this one either! This is so hard, consider me puzzled.

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT FAMILY

pick a horrible bookish family

I’m sure there are hundreds of books that I’ve read with the evil mom trope, and well, the book I just finished reading the other night The Lovely Reckless was no exception. Actually, all the parents were trash and I’m like WHY?! The main character’s mom only cared about appearances, her best friend’s parents were too into high society to care about her, her other best friend his mother had a drug problem, and the father overdosed AND her boyfriend’s father is in prison… like REALLY?!

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT PLOT TWIST

pick a book with the worst plot twist

Gone Girl. As much as it was clever; I HATED every moment of it. This book made me so angry (probably not even for the writing, but just knowing people can exist who are so manipulative… UGH)

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT TROPE

pick a trope you wish would be avoided in all future publications

I’m not like other girls trope. Can we END the girl hate? Okay, thank you, that is all.

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT COVER

pick that awful cover that almost made you miss a great book

Let me consult my Goodreads shelf… I went through all my 5-star reads books… it didn’t take long because I’m a picky rater and barely rate books 5-stars… ANYWAYS.

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The Sound of Gravel is non-fiction and I rated it 5-stars. It was a coming of age story about growing up in a polygamist family. Truly some hard-hitting stuff. You can read my review if you’re curious for more. Anyways, this cover is so not something I would have picked up right away, glad I did though.

I feel like non-fiction are notorious for having unappealing covers.

 

 

 

 

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT ENDING

pick a book that has the most disappointing ending

This is so hard because I know there are books where I’ve finished and I’m like that was it? Because I don’t feel like going through my almost 900 books read on Goodreads I’m going to go with the Red Queen series, as a whole. It started off so good, but as the books went on, they progressively just kept letting me down… yet I continued to read them 😅

THE NOT-SO-PERFECT EXPECTATIONS

pick a book that was so hyped that it disappointed you, and you can’t understand why everyone loves it so much

My Plain Jane… I just don’t get it, it was nothing earth shattering, I really can’t get behind it. I honestly was looking to love this series, and the first book was good, this book just made me sad.


Yay! I made it to the end!

I’ve been really lazy with tagging people, SO if you see this tag and feel like you’re up to the challenge of answering some of these prompts, be my guest, I’d love to read your answers!

10 thoughts on “The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag

  1. I don’t think I’ll do the whole tag, but the prompt ‘a blurb so far from the truth’ made me recollect a book I read last year, The House by Simon Lellic. I wrote a blog post about it, it made me so cross! (https://readandreview2016.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/book-review-the-house/)

    Anyway, the blurb and cover and everything about this book made it sound like a spooky haunted house novel. I’m a fan of horror and ghost stories, so I was intrigued (naturally). Then, I read it, and it starts to build-up these ideas of the paranormal, and then it “plot twists” into just an average, run-of-the-mill crime / thriller. However, everything had been designed to make it look like the next best ghost story – even the cover featured reviews of other authors saying it was the “most terrifying book” they’d ever read, and so on.

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    1. If you do any part of the tag, tag me I’d love to read your answers!
      I’ve never heard of the book, but that’s really unfortunate that the blurb and the actual story were completely different! I wonder why the publisher thought to promote it as such? Did they think they’d get more sales, like that’s so crazy!

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  2. Aw, Meagan. Thank you. Maximum kind.

    THE 2000S WERE A WEIRD TIME FOR BOOKS, especially vampire lit? I feel like zombie lit also got weird around that time.

    I’m impressed that you go into books with no knowledge! You’re a brave soul!

    The Gossip Girl characters were SO TRASH. And YET I KEPT READING.

    I just finished a Me Too anthology that used “Not Like the Other Girls” and I was APPALLED. Could we NOT??

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    1. 😀

      They were a weird time for books, but I was all about it though, haha!

      HA! Thanks, I don’t know I just find that sometimes a synopsis can ruin the story so I don’t bother; makes for better surprise attack when I don’t see things coming!

      I am SO with you on GG, THE worst, yet I still kept reading 😂

      WHAT?!?!?! HOW?!?!?! WHY?!?!?! UGH!

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  3. Ahaha, how did you manage to read all three of Fifty Shades?! 😀 I read the first one, aaaaand… that was it. I really needed to know what everyone was so excited about.

    Uuuh, I love Gossip Girl (the TV show), I was so obsessed over it. Maybe I should try the books now? 😀

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    1. I still don’t have an answer for that one 😅
      I STILL don’t understand what the excitement was about, it was really shitty writing!

      You should read those books how I read Twilight, tweet about it… if I were reading them now that’s how I would do it! I would follow along… the books don’t follow the TV show, but they were still trash and I loved them haha!

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  4. Well, I’m glad to say I didn’t continue reading the Red Queen series, then, haha. I just read the first two books and I was so disappointed by the second one, I just stopped the series altogether haha. AND YES to Gossip Girl, these characters are so so easy to love to hate, I SO AGREE with that statement hahaha 🙂

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