Unpopular Bookish Opinions| Top 3

We all have books we didn’t get the hype around, or characters we didn’t like when everyone else seemed to love them, or even genres we can’t get around no matter how we try!

This week is dedicated to those opinions you have of any of the above (or anything else ‘bookish’) that don’t align with the majority vote!


1. Stalking Jack the Ripper is ‘eh’.

Sorry y’all! Audrey-Rose made me want to PULL MY HAIR OUT. I had to physically restrain myself from throwing the book across the room sometimes purely from how much she annoyed me as a character. Honestly, the rest of the book might have been okay, maybe, I’m not sure because I was too consumed with being ridiculously frustrated at the characterisation of the main character.

2. Hufflepuff is the BEST house.

I’m sticking with my Harry Potter thread through these Top 3 posts 😉 But seriously, so many people are all “I’d hate to be in Hufflepuff” “Hufflepuff is so boring” “I’d literally rather die than be in that yellow house”.

GUYS. YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY TO HAVE A HUFFLEPUFF FRIEND. We are underrated I say! Loyal, fun, hardworking, fair, and love a snack. What more could you want? (Plus we’re really good finders).

3. I could take or leave the Insta-Love trope.

I just don’t know how I feel about characters who literally ‘fall in love’ the first time they SEE someone. Not even meet, just like, have their eyeballs roam over someone. I’m sorry what? You don’t know that person! There is no ACTUAL way you could love them, unless you maybe don’t know what love is. And want them to show you (see what I did there). I don’t know why this trope gets me so much it just does – have a conversation THEN fall in love, kay?


I’m interested to hear your bookish opinions too! I’m sure there are people who strongly disagree with my opinions (hence the ‘unpopular’ qualifier), and I want to know what your dirty bookish secrets are.

Until next week,
M xx

3 thoughts on “Unpopular Bookish Opinions| Top 3

  1. Haha! I totally agree with your third one. I mean, attraction – sure – but love at first sight? Nope. Not possible. In real life too, at first sight there might be attraction but how can you love someone? It’s just not possible! However good-looking someone might be, who knows what they actually are under all that veneer of charm. 😂

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  2. I’ve not read and of the Audrey Rose books, but I totally agree with the other two points!! Hufflepuffs are totally underrated, and insta-love is cringe-worthy bad 99.9% of the time. (Honestly I’m yet to read it done well, but I live in hope there might exist one day.)

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