The NOPE book tag! I saw this book tag and at first I didn’t think that I would be able to do it because I love most of the books that I read. But as I started going through the questions, I realized that I do have quite a few things that I say NOPE to. Also, I am in no way criticizing you if you like these things. This is just my opinion and I hope that everyone can respect that, as I respect your opinions. So here we go!!
1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
The Circle by Dave Eggers. I read this book this year right before the movie came out and I was loving it. I was on the verge of giving it a 4/5 rating until literally the last 3 pages. 3 whole pages made my rating drop to a 3/5. Unbelievable!
2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Hannah Baker from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I loved this book but Hannah annoyed me so much! I think her idea of leaving tapes behind for the people that she blamed for her suicide is so messed up. She had no idea how those tapes were going to affect those people.
3. NOPE. Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE. after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.
I haven’t read a series yet that I disliked a lot. So I’ll go with my least rated series and that is the Elixir trilogy by Hilary Duff. I gave each book a 3/5 rating. I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it either.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.
Katniss and Gale from The Hunger Games. I loved Peeta from the moment I read about him. Gale has been a family friend since always. So why can’t he stay a friend? Why do authors like to make the best friend a love interest? Is it cute? Sure! But I don’t think it works for this trilogy. Peeta all the way!!
5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan. The reveal of who kidnapped the little boy, Ben, was very shocking. Not to say I didn’t like it, I just did not see it coming at all!!
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A Character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.
For this one I’m going to have to pick The Circle by Dave Eggers again. I’m sorry but Mae Holland just makes some of the worst decisions.
7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.
Erotica. You will never see me reading an erotica novel.
8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
ebooks. I do not like staring at a screen to read a book. If I’m going to read I want it to be physically in my hand on paper. I’m just not an e-reader. Not to say if you read ebooks that you’re wrong. Everyone has their preferences and that is mine.
9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.
Love at first sight… between middle grade students. NOPE.
10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
When girl protagonists always have some kind of “romance” relationship with every boy in the story.
12. 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.
Fitzroy from Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas. The relationship between Freya and Fitzroy was just odd and I didn’t see a purpose in putting it in the story.
13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder. I do not think that I enjoyed this book at all. Not one bit!
14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter. NOPE. I don’t ever want to see her in real life.
15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so I will just say that a death in Heartless by Marissa Meyer was the worst!
16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Emma Cline. I read The Girls by Emma Cline last year and it became the first book I ever gave a 1/5 rating. Needless to say I probably won’t be reading anymore of her books.
I saw ambsreads do this tag and loved it. So make sure and check her post out. If you’re reading this and you would like to do this tag, then I tag you. Have a great day!