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AmyTheBookdragon
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Absolutely loving the atmosphere of this book right now 😍
#YA #Gothic #Eerie #Unpopular

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Tex2Flo
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#fallisbooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 #OctoberTBR
Two because of the season and two because they have been ALMOST for a couple of months.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m curious about the Greenwood book! I wasn‘t a fan of 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊📚❤️ 2mo
Tex2Flo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I DID like Ugly and Wonderful, but have still been putting off this new one. I have to balance the heavy reads with some lighter ones. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tex2Flo I was in the #Unpopular opinion vote on that one 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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C.Perone
Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Bailedbailed

And time to bail . . .

RamsFan1963 I knew it wasn't just me. So much Litsy love for this book, but I found it very underwhelming to say the least. #unpopular opinion 3mo
C.Perone @RamsFan1963 Nope, you're not alone in this #unpopularopinion I love the idea of it, but it was drowned in a sea of overwriting. Glad I didn't waste more than 35 pages worth of time on it 3mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Bailedbailed

#Unpopular opinion time! But this is me, not the book. This book has some beautiful writing but is written in a style that is keeping me at arm‘s length. Each time I read a passage and feel I‘m about to get sucked in, it jumps to something completely different, pushing me away again. I can actually see why so many love it, but after reading half of it, I know I‘m just not compatible with this book.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

Cinfhen Ha!! I spy a possible candidate ☺️💕 3mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen 🤔Hmmm…could be! Time will tell. 😎📚📦📫 3mo
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ruskigurl16
One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Mehso-so

Exceptionally late review, and probably an #unpopular opinion, but I bought this to continue the series and although I was still impressed, it felt a little rushed, disjointed and just not quite there for me. Perhaps it's the ending, perhaps it's something else. But for me it's 3.5 ⭐. #recentlyread #nospoilers #YAfiction #YAFantasy 👸

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CarolynM
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Mehso-so

#Unpopular opinion: I didn't like it. The writing felt flat and there was a lot of telling rather than showing. The characters seemed more like archetypes than real people. There was a lot of speechifying that I found off-putting. I think the theme was interesting, but it felt to me that the characters and story were in service to it, rather than it emerging from the story, if that makes sense. Thanks for the buddy read @Cinfhen #EoE 👇

CarolynM I'm off to look at the discussion questions now 4mo
suvata Not every book is for every person. Personally, Steinbeck is one of my favorites. 4mo
Cinfhen I LOVE an #unpopularopinion 🙌🏻I see what you‘re saying and your criticism is valid. I don‘t think this is the perfect novel or THE GREAT AMERICAN novel that Steinbeck thought it was, but it was definitely engaging, thought provoking and held my interest all 600 pages. So that makes it a TOTAL pick for me. Plus all the discussions really elevated my enjoyment. Thanks for joining in. 4mo
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CarolynM @Cinfhen I certainly don't think it's bad and I wasn't bored which is why it's a so-so not a pan. I think I just don't find Steinbeck's characters very sympathetic (I hated ALL of them in The Grapes of Wrath). 4mo
Cinfhen I think I‘m ready to revisit GoW! I haven‘t read it since HS and I HATED it back then 4mo
batsy I'm with @Cinfhen I love this unpopular opinion, as well 😁 A lot of your criticism rings true for me but I found it engrossing, all the same. The narrative pulled me in and I became invested in certain characters. I found the speechifying asides quite tiresome, as well. 4mo
Kalalalatja I definitely agree about the characters feeling like archetypes, and the telling, not showing. I‘m glad there are some suffering opinions, it makes for livelier discussions 👍 4mo
Susannah It‘s strange how a significantly flawed book can still get a high rating. I see a lot of what you‘re talking about, and I had my own issues with the Steinbeck family thread, which I felt was shoehorned in with the Trask‘s story, but I still gave it four stars. Reading is so subjective, isn‘t it? Great review! 4mo
jillrhudy I can't stand Steinbeck! I feel like it's a character flaw or something! Melville either! 4mo
rubyslippersreads You‘re not alone. I gave it a “pick” because it (mostly) held my interest, but it left me feeling that I need a palate cleanser like Betsy-Tacy or Anne of Green Gables. 😊 (edited) 4mo
RaimeyGallant Great review. I love the word speechifying. I'm going to use it in a sentence today. 4mo
UwannaPublishme Yay for your #unpopularopinion! Really appreciate your honesty. I agree it wasn‘t a perfect novel, but this Steinbeck fan was deeply engrossed in the story and the symbolism. And our provoking discussions doubled the pleasure! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I agree about the archetype characters..some parts are like lecture notes to me, but it held my interest to the end. 4mo
mrp27 Great review and I can see your points! 4mo
Ruthiella *breathes a sigh of relief* I disliked this book too! I found the biblical parallels OTT and Cathy too one dimensional! I liked GoW better but mainly as a historical perspective of America‘s ugly history. 4mo
CarolynM @Ruthiella I liked the bits of GofW that described the general situation but I HATED the characters and couldn't have cared less what happened to them. 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I was soooo excited to read this one and it left me feeling a little let down... I expected the twist that came and was just underwhelmed with the entire book... I‘m sure this is an #unpopular opinion!!! I really wanted to love it though!!! 😏😒😞

Kaila-ann I felt the same way, very underwhelmed. 🤔 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaila-ann a big disappointment!! 5mo
Godpants Yep. I feel like it expects you to be blown away by how “charming” the characters are and therefore unable to figure out what‘s coming. 5mo
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tonyahoswalt
Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

I was spoiled on one part of this, but even if I hadn't been, I still might only give this a so-so, which I know is an #unpopular opinion. I felt like the underlying plot was so much like so many other YA books. It just wasn't as good as as her Six of Crows, set in the same world, completely different plot and style. #yareads

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britt_brooke
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Panpan

⭐️ As an introvert, I did not find this validating nor particularly informative. It‘s a bunch of boring anecdotes blanketed in generalizations. Some points appeared well-researched while others felt like utter bullshit. It‘s also very focused on “Introverts vs. Extroverts” as if we‘re competing for world domination. One is not better than the other. We‘re all unique and capable in our own ways.

vivastory What are we going to do tomorrow night? The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world! 1y
britt_brooke @vivastory 😆😆😆 1y
Velvetfur It's a shame to read this, as I've had my eye on this book for a while and thought it looked really good 🙁 Thanks for your review 👍 1y
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britt_brooke @Velvetfur Mine is definitely an #unpopularopinion on this one, so maybe still give it a shot. 😉 1y
Leniverse As a rather talkative introvert who tends to like people, one on one at least, I can tell that this is not the book for me. 😂 (edited) 1y
britt_brooke @Leniverse I‘m similar, so yeah, I‘d pass if I were you. 🙅🏼‍♀️ 1y
Bookishthoughts You made a great point, we are not against each other. Good to know I've been wanting to read this, but I don't like books that are to opinionated and one sided. Good review. 1y
britt_brooke @LazyDays There was just too much negativity geared toward extroverts. I didn‘t like that at all. 1y
Bookishthoughts Sounds like they are angry and just had to vent. What a shame.😕 1y
kathedron I thought her TED talk was better than the book. 1y
Faibka Well that‘s a disappointment, I‘ve been waiting to get to this book for the longest time. Thanks for the heads up :) going back to introverting now... 1y
britt_brooke @kathedron That‘s good to know - thanks! 1y
britt_brooke @Faibka Mine seems to be an #unpopularopinion, so you may want to still try it sometime. 1y
Ashley85 Thanks for the heads up! This has been on my list to read forever. 1y
Lcsmcat I read it - rather than listened to it - so maybe that helps. I did NOT find it to be an us v. them book, but rather a “we need to value each other for our unique strengths.” Perhaps because she is an attorney, and the legal profession is FULL of extroverts who think their way is the only way, it came off harsher than she meant. (I was actually told at the interview at my current law firm “As long as you‘re an extrovert you‘ll be fine.”) @LazyDays 1y
Bookishthoughts @Lcsmcat That's terrible😕. It sounds as if she needed to vent some frustration. That's a tough job to do, especially if you are a quite person. People can be extremely difficult sometimes. 1y
Aseleener I agree with your review. I bailed on this one. 1y
britt_brooke @Lcsmcat I started with the ebook, but was honestly so bored I switched to audio which definitely worked better for me. We obviously took away different things. 1y
britt_brooke @Ashley85 I don‘t like to sugarcoat. 😆 But mine seems to be an #unpopular opinion so you may still want to see for yourself. 1y
britt_brooke @Aseleener Thank you! 1y
Reviewsbylola This sounds boring as hell. 1y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola It was pretty excruciating. I started with the ebook but had to switch to audio so I could speed up and power through. 👎🏻👎🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola Why do you torture yourself like that?! 😆😆😆 1y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I don‘t know. I‘m so 🤬 stubborn. I think I‘ve bailed on fewer than 10 books in my life. 1y
Reviewsbylola Wow I have bailed on more than that this year. 😂😂😂 I am especially apt to bail on ebooks and audiobooks. If it‘s a print book that I‘ve bought I‘ll really give it a good faith effort. Otherwise, I‘m like an expert bailer. 😂😂 1y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I wish I could. There‘s something wrong with my brain. Meanwhile, I have no issues not finishing other things I‘ve started. 😬😆 1y
UnidragonFrag I was curious about this, but doesn't sound like I'd like it. Not keen on that us vs them mentality. You can be a little off both too, you know? I mean. Not me, but I know people like that. 1y
rajithr @britt_brooke you could probably listen to her TED talk, it is among the top TED talks of all time, 😍 both the talk and this book 1y
Kalalalatja Yes, thank you for voicing my thoughts! I bailed on this a couple of years ago, because I couldn‘t deal with the focus of intro vs extro 🙄 1y
britt_brooke @rajithr I‘ll consider listening to the TED Talk - thanks! 1y
britt_brooke @UnidragonFrag Yes, exactly! 1y
britt_brooke @Kalalalatja 🙌🏻 I was happy to see you and @batsy as allies. 💚 1y
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