It’s Thursday, therefore it is tag day. I’ve stolen the name ThursTag from Steph because it is a brilliant title. And I have a new image for my posts. Oh, also, today I’m doing The Nope Book Tag. I don’t remember where I saw this, so if it came from you or you created it, please let me know, I’d love to credit your work.
1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
Time to Go by Lisa Hartley. This is another brilliant book from Lisa, but it ended on such a cliffhanger and I really need more. Now.
2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Ever Wong from Loveboat, Taipei. I enjoyed the story but she is such a hardcore rulebreaker for a lot of this book and I cannot get with that at all. So she’s more “drives me crazy” than someone I dislike.
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.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I liked the first book a medium amount. I didn’t really get on with the second book. There will be no more reading of this series. Thank you and goodbye.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support
Rhen and Harper from A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I much prefer Harper and Grey who are not a thing in this book but I hope they sort themselves out in the future.
5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
In an OH MY GOD you absolutely cannot under circumstances end this book there way: One of Us is Next by Karen McManus. I was not ready for that ending and I am still shook by it.
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.
Minnow’s dad in The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. He did a bad, bad thing that he absolutely should not have done. I did more than shake my head. Hard nope.
7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.
Adult medical drama / Call the Midwife type books. I don’t do books about childbirth. I did the practical and did not enjoy it one bit. Also, my brain hates them.
8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
I don’t think there is a format of book that I don’t like. Unless it’s those stupidly oversized hardbacks, the ones that make me feel like a giant trying to read a regular sized book. Please make books that I can actually hold in my hands. Thanks.
9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.
Girl has mental health problem. Girl meets boy and falls in love. Girl is cured by love. Nope. Fake news. Didn’t happen. Do not enjoy.
10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber. This might be controversial, but I didn’t love Caraval, so I have zero interest in the sequel, but it’s one that gets a lot of hype and people recommend to me a lot. I’m glad you like it, but it’s not for me.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Any book that is ALL THE PLOT and no character development is my top pet peeve. I need to understand something about a character to care about what’s happening to them.
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.
I suspect this is another unpopular opinion, but Rowan from the Scythe series by Neal Schusterman. I adore him as a character. His storyline is amazing. However, I do not enjoy him as a love interest for Citra. No thank you.
13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
I genuinely do not have one. There are plenty of books that aren’t for me, but I wouldn’t say they shouldn’t exist. Just because a book isn’t my thing doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a place in the world for someone else to find and enjoy it.
14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Vespus Corrigan and Mrs Vespus Corrigan from Song of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury. That couple are all of the creepy nope. I would 100% run away from them.
15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
Hedwig from Harry Potter. Don’t even @ me, it is the saddest of all the deaths and the one that least needed to happen for story / plot purposes.
16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
I don’t think I have one. There are a few authors whose work I tried and didn’t enjoy but none I’ve had a bad experience reading, or would automatically rule out reading in future.
Have you done the Nope Tag? If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged. I’d love to see your answers.