The NOPE Book Tag

NOPE!  Ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy.

Satan’s Gambit by Brian Moses. Trilogy had been going swell and then the author decided to go all tv show Supernatural and totally got the story off track with bad theology, even for a fantasy book.

NOPE!  Protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

Ott from The Night of the Swarm by Robert Redick. I abandoned the book and will never read another by this author because of this character.

NOPE!  Pairing: a “ship” you don’t support.

Ross Poldark and Demelza. He’s still in love with his old flame and she’s like 15.

NOPE!  Plot twist: a twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.

The 47th Samurai. When the main character Bob Lee Swagger becomes an Insta-Samurai and defeats a guy who has been practicing his whole life. It was bogus.

NOPE!  Genre: a genre you will never read.

I would normally choose “Romance”, but I have read a couple, including Venetia, so it is kind of hard to say “Never”.

NOPE! Book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.

Mass market paperback. With my diabetic eyes, Reading on my Kindle Oasis is about the only way I roll now.

NOPE! Death: a character death that still haunts you.

Alyss, the wife of Will Treaty from the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It did not need to be.

NOPE!  Book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.

Flashman. The vilest book I have read in a very long time!

And that is enough for me. There are a bunch more questions below that you can choose to use if you feel like doing this tag, but I’m all Nope’d out. Cheers!

NOPE! Trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.

NOPE! Recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.

NOPE! Cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

NOPE! Love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.

NOPE! Villain: a villain you would hate to cross.

NOPE! Author: an author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.

33 thoughts on “The NOPE Book Tag

    1. One of the dangers of reading so much is that you’re sure to hit bad books. And after 22 years I’ve got a pretty big database, so just by the numbers I’d HAVE to have some bad books 😀

      The genre thing is pretty deliberate. I like to be as well-read as I can and to try a good selection from many genres so if someone starts talking about it I at least have some idea what they’re talking about. I don’t want to be an expert in all genres but I DO want to be familiar. So trying out new genres, series and authors. And of course, that leads back into the first point 😀

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    1. And I had that same exact experience as you. First one was fantastic and when I saw it was a long series I had high hopes. But the further I read, the worse it got.
      I think I read one or two more after Samurai and I really wish I hadn’t 😦

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    1. Me too. I watched until Poldark tried to get involved with the married woman who was his former love interest. Then I was done.

      By the by, on a completely off top subject. Have you thought about changing your gravatar link so it points to your blogspot blog instead of your empty WP one? I’ve had several clickthroughs on your avatar since you started commenting and it seems a waste for them to not know you’re only active on Blogger.


      1. Yeah I should probably do that. To be honest I was going to have a WP blog at one point and I think I left it that way so it would point to the right blog (the thinking being at the time that I’d delete the Blogger one)- but then I never did that and forgot lol. Thanks for letting me know!

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        1. No worries. Not trying to tell you how to blog but I noticed several click throughs and I know it can be frustrating to click on what you think is going to be a new blogger to follow only to find a dead website.


  1. I’ve not read the 47th Samurai, but seeing as how it uses the cheap Hollywood trope of ‘rookie turns insta-warrior and defeats an actual warrior’ I thinknI’ll give it a miss. Anything like that always gets a big nope from me

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  2. Just strolled by a book sale recently and realized there are some books that looks promising. The problem with these books are severely dirty or damaged condition which makes holding them rather an unpleasant experience.

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