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!
- If possible try to not mention the same book twice, it’s more fun that way
- It’s a funny tag where you can rant about terrible (or just meh) books so have FUN!
- Just do whatever you want ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- 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. 😂
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.
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?
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?!
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.
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.
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!