Hey guys! I found this tag over on Rose’s @Wanders Between Pages and I couldn’t resist participating.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙴𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐: 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚐𝚘 𝙽𝙾𝙿𝙴 𝚎𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚊𝚕, 𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚕𝚢 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚢
That last line made me so mad. It’s a twist, and I’m still a little angry that I have to wait until next year to read it!
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚝𝚊𝚐𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚜𝚝: 𝚊 𝚖𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚣𝚢
The Silent Patient is a great novel, but I really did not like Theo Faber. He was obsessive, passive-aggressive, and odd from the start. Given, I’m pretty sure that was the author’s intention.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐: 𝚊 “𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚙” 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚍𝚘𝚗’𝚝 𝚜𝚞𝚙𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝
Unpopular opinion: Clary and Jace aren’t great together. It’s been a long time since I’ve read this series, and my opinion might change if I ever re-read it. Honestly, though, I got sick of these two quickly.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙶𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚎: 𝚊 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍
I think I’ve given every genre a try at this point. I’m not a huge fan of romance, but that’s just a personal opinion.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚝: 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚟𝚘𝚒𝚍 𝚋𝚞𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚕 𝚒𝚝 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗
Like Rose, I’m not big on mass market paperbacks. I also have picked up a few Kindle editions that have really poor formatting. Basically, if I can’t tell where one paragraph ends and another begins, I will lose my mind.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝚃𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎: 𝚊 𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚐𝚘 𝙽𝙾𝙿𝙴
I cannot hate this trope enough: the stuffed into the fridge trope. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re lucky! It used to be pretty popular in comic books, but now that more females are reading comics, it’s tapered off. This trope is when someone (usually a girlfriend) is killed in a particularly gruesome way and left to be found by the hero. The death serves simply as character motivation–nothing more.
Also, rape as backstory will get me all fired up as well. I will DNF a book so fast for this.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝚁𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗: 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚞𝚜𝚑𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚙𝚕𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚏𝚞𝚜𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍
Speaking of the “rape as backstory” trope, it is why I refuse to read this one. I had a friend who convinced me to watch the movie thinking that it would be funny to see my reactions–I’m a self-professed prude.
However, when it came out that Christian was the way he was because he was repeatedly raped by an older woman who he continues to hang out with and the main girl was jealous rather than worried for his mental health, I was beyond angry. Not only that, no one in the movie had the guts to say, “This man was raped.” The whole situation was treated like this beautiful older woman showed this young man the ways of the world, and it was okay somehow.
This might have been fixed in later novels or films, but I barely made it through the first one without absolutely exploding from anger.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙲𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚎: 𝚊 𝚌𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚛 𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚙𝚎𝚝 𝚙𝚎𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚊𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚛𝚘𝚕𝚕 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚢𝚎𝚜
Rose mentioned this one, and I can’t agree more: “I let out a breath that I didn’t know I was holding.” I find it confusing. I mean, who actually does this?
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝: 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝’𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚗𝚎
Barrett Sutton. I actually had to look up this guy’s name because be was that unmemorable. I just couldn’t figure out what he was doing in this story, and I’m not sure the author could either considering she ships him off pretty quickly.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔: 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍𝚗’𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚎𝚡𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍
I’m looking at you, 50 Shades of Grey.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝚅𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚊𝚒𝚗: 𝚊 𝚟𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜
The big bad in this one is a literal monster who stirs hatred and resentment, so I would definitely not want to mess with that.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑: 𝚊 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚑𝚊𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞
Every single one of the Starks.
𝓝𝓞𝓟𝓔! 𝙰𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛: 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚚𝚞𝚒𝚝
I quit reading E.L. James before I even started.