Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s have a nice alternative to all that mushy hearts and romance crap with…the Nope Tag! Thank you so much to the lovely Orangutan Librarian for tagging me!
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1. NOPE. Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.
There’s tons of terrible endings to books but I really disliked the way that the Life of Pi finished. I THOUGHT I WAS READING AN INTERESTING BOOK NOT WATCHING DALLAS!
2. NOPE. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
Pretty much everyone in the Casual Vacancy was a horrible person. I’ve also just read The Confession by Jo Spain and the main character Julie was totally stupid and wet.
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.
The Paper Magician series. First book was really interesting and novel, second book started to loose its way, third book was just convoluted nonsense.
4. NOPE. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.
What is a ship I am not a teenager!!! From the previous answer and after a very enlightening Google search I’d say Steerpike and Lady Fuchsia Groan from Gormenghast. As far as I’m concerned the whole book is nonsense but trying to pair the two of them together was just all kind of wrong weirdness.
5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.
The whole “you’re actually a magical mystical person reborn” in Everless, and in the words of the Orangutan Librarian “that’s not a spoiler- you can’t spoil a shit book”.
6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head no.
“Yes I will go on a date with you Christian Grey, you sexy control freak abuser you”.
7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.
There’s quite a lot – cozy mysteries, “sexy” fantasy (i.e. fantasy with a sexy element called something like “Lord of Fire Spirits Mortal Lover” or some such nonsense) gossipy celeb memoirs…
8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition
I don’t like large print, especially in hardback. My arms ache! Also not a fan of audio books, they take too long.
9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.
The we hate each other so much that it somehow turns into passion trope. Just shut up.
10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.
I’m just not a fan of classics or Shakespeare. I wish I was but I’m just not. I’m reading Les Miserables at the moment by only doing one chapter a day and that seems to be working well though.
11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
Characters that could be replaced with a sexy lamp and it wouldn’t affect the storyline. I like all my characters to say and do stuff (I feel like this is a pretty low bar to set, but you’d be amazed at how many authors fail to do this).
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’ve pretty much stolen this from the orangutan librarian but Ron Weasley. There’s nothing attractive about him. And to put him with lovely clever ambitious Hermione was ridiculous.
13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.
John Dies @ The End. I should have known from that title. I think you have to be on drugs to enjoy it.
14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.
Pennywise the Clown. I’m so haunted by him. Terrifying.
15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.
Oh Severus, surely you could have taken some snake anti venom or something…
16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Some of the super popular YA stuff like John Green or Rachel Cohn and David Levithan – I’m a bit too old and I like a bit more darkness in my stories. I’m still angry that they misprinted the Smiths lyrics in Eleanor and Park.