Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Unpopular Opinions

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Unpopular Bookish Opinions



I love dog-earring pages. Fight me.


I also have no issues with writing/highlighting in your books.


I liked Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. I thought it was fun and enjoyable.


I hate Deckled Edges. I think they look bad and they make it unnecessarily difficult to turn the page.


Some movie adaptations are better than their  books (I’m looking  at you Dumplin’)


Rainbow Bookshelves seriously stress me out. I love how they look but if I think about it too long it makes me anxious.


I didn’t love The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I prefer The Mortal Instruments.


AUDIOBOOKS ARE A VALID FORM OF READING. I say I’m reading X book even if I’m listening to the audiobook.


I don’t like the horror genre and I will never willingly pick one up. I also don’t totally understand why people enjoy reading things that make them scared. (You do you, but I don’t enjoy being scared. No horror anything for me, books, movies, podcasts.)


I don’t think there is anything wrong with having a huge physical TBR. Many bookdragons are collectors and enjoy collecting books that everyone loves and talks about.

What are your unpopular opinions? Comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.


36 thoughts on “Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Unpopular Opinions

  1. haha I love horror but it’s because I am a scaredy cat about everything in life – it’s controlled scares for me. Ask me to go on a rollercoaster and I’ll run screaming LOL

    Yay audiobooks! that one made my list too!

    Great list! So many good ones and DOG EAR AWAY!

  2. Hallo, Hallo, Amanda!

    I personally LOVE audiobooks – I love borrowing them through my local libraries as much as when I’m able to I like my subscription to Scribd and I do participate in audiobook blog tours time after time, too. There is something wonderfully immersive about them and I can’t get enough of them really! Like you, I get defensive whenever people say “ooh but that’s not READING”… that argument needs to die.

    I totally support movie vs book admiration’s — for me, I would say DNF “The Horse Whisperer” based on the final scene in the book because it *destroyed me!* — the film, on the other hand was wicked brilliant and to this day still heals my soul in comparison to the book!

    Hmm.. for Horror? I’m really old school and unique – I even coined the term “Cosy Horror” which implies what it sounds like – a cosier way of exploring psychological suspense (hence the ‘old school’ ref) — if you think Hitchcock, your quite on the same page as I am with the stories I seek out to read for “Cosy Horror”. Their not classified differently – you just have to feel them out. I’ve blogged a heap about them — any of the anthos by World Weaver Press definitely count, if you spy out those in my Story Vault – look for Fae, Scarecrow, Corvidae especially and Frozen Fairy Tales.

    When it comes to traditional Horror – where its gruesome, graphic and grotesque? #notmycuppa!

    I truthfully concur with you!! The bigger our TBRs the more engaged we are bookishly and that is just fine by me!! I know I’ll most likely never put a dent in it – half the list is memorised rather than written down and even if I never scale the mountain, I can have a heap of wicked sweet fun climbing it!!

    Loved your list! I need to return to TTT this Summer,…

    • I get all my audiobooks from my library too! I’ve actually never bought a single audiobook. I like thrillers! I just can’t so scary monsters or gruesome. I agree we will totally have fun trying to climb the TBR pile!!

  3. Oof, #6 though. Beautiful, but how in the world doesn’t anyone ever find their books? I asked about rainbow bookshelves once on Twitter and a couple of friends who have worked in book stores replied and said they remembered some people buy any random book to fit their aesthetic. I just don’t get it. 😦

  4. Great list! I must admit I do love a deckled edge – especially on historical fiction – but they can sometimes be a pain in the backside. I don’t write in my books, mainly because my handwriting is atrocious, but I love people who do and who aren’t afraid to make a book completely their own – it really bugs me when people try and tell other people how they should keep their books pristine!

  5. I don’t mind dogearring or writing in books either, I’ve done both, if it’s your book, you can do what you want with it and it really bugs me when other people judge you for not keeping your books pristine. Fair enough if that’s how you like your own books, but don’t tell me how to keep mine. I also didn’t mind The Cursed Child, I thought parts of it were quite funny. Some movie adaptations are better than their books and rainbow bookshelves also stress me out, I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DON’T KEEP SERIES AND AUTHORS TOGETHER.
    My TTT:

  6. I totally agree with you about dog-eared pages and also about audiobooks counting as reading! I mean, you’re even spending more time with an audiobook than you would with a book? Great list!

    My TTT

  7. I’m not a horror fan either. Life is scary enough, why be freaked out by fiction? I love the idea of rainbow shelves, but then I start hyperventilating…how am I supposed to find a specific title I’m looking for if my books aren’t organized alphabetically?!

  8. Deckled edges are the worst..
    I love audiobooks, and it’s definitely a valid way of reading!!
    I love the looks of rainbow shelves, but i would never do it to my own shelves, i would hate splitting up series or even already books from the same author..


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