Books I didn’t know were popular when I read them

I’ve always been a reader, but I’ve only been a part of the online bookish community for the past 5 or so years. Becoming a part of the bookish community has definitely introduced me to a lot of books, authors and genres. But there are a few series that are wildly popular in the bookish community (or at least were at that time) that I read without actually knowing they were super popular.


Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This is probably the most popular and the one that is still super popular now. I started this series when there were only 3 of them out. By that point, I was already on the fringes of the book community. I had joined goodreads and that’s how I found out about it. But I didn’t realise it was so popular until after reading it. I was just browsing Goodreads and the synopsis of it intrigued me so I read it and then binged the remaining two books. And then I found out that everyone was talking about it.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Another one that I just found on Goodreads but was unaware of its popularity until later. I had read The Hunger Games, so I was looking to books similar to that on GR and this came up as one, so I read them and then found out they were even making a film.

The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

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By the time I really got into the bookish community, these were already losing popularity because of all the controversy surrounding the author. But as I was reading them, I was unaware of both their former popularity and their fall from grace.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I actually originally started reading this series years ago. Like way, way back probably around when it first came out. But I wasn’t really fussed about it. I then re-read it (I didn’t even realise I was re-reading it until I started remembering things that were happening). I was unaware of its popularity on both occasions.

Top 5 Wednesday – Most Unlikable Characters Who Are Not Villains

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@ ThoughtsOnTomes and created by Lainey@GingeReadsLainey. This week’s theme is unlikable characters who aren’t villains.

1. Bella Swan from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

2bf863518318b57245e1be528d352a6fShe’s stupid. I don’t think she uses more than two brain cells in that entire series and those two brain cells are used to figure out Edward is a vampire.She’s annoying and helpless and way too ¬†obsessed with her boyfriend and with staying young and pretty forever. And then, on top of that we get Kristen Stewart’s awful, open-mouthed portrayal.

 

2. Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

59fccb04a0d3fa892f463373db04e041I have only read the first book and I’ve been told she does get better, but throughout the whole book, she just annoyed me. She was impulsive and never thought anything through and she just embarrassed herself. I did not like her at all. I liked her more in the film though.

You can read my review of Vampire Academy here.

 

3. Lissa Dragomir from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

7f2e3e0674fd9992733744f5713fde4fYou can probably tell I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book. Again, I’m only basing it on the first book, but she was so whiny and helpless and annoyingly sweet and gentle and good. Except when she was a complete psycho. She annoyed the crap out of me. In fact, I think I like her less than I like Rose. I hated her in the film as well.

 

4. Tamlin from the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

9781408857861By the end of book 2, a lot of people kind of hate him. But I never really liked him in the first place. He seemed self-righteous and self-righteous characters bore and annoy me. I just did not care for him that much from the beginning.

 

 

5. Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth

a9c95053f155a8aac6306e4f273f2936I honestly can’t tell you why I disliked her, but I remember I was always annoyed at her while reading the books. I think it annoyed me that she constantly argued with Four and I just found that to be unnecessary drama. I know they were probably both to blame, but she’s the one that annoyed me for some reason.