TheNope Tag

Nope Tag from Orang-utan Librarian

 The creator of this tag can be found here!


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

I feel like I use this book a lot, but that’s because it really irked me! The ending was terrible. LOL




  1. Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

Again, I use this book a lot too, but that’s because I feel like I see the potential there that the author didn’t see or something. Lila from Ember in the Ashes, just too wet noodle.


  1. 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.

Ok this might come as surprise to anyone who’s been following me, but even though The Giver is my number 2 favorite book of all time, I had a super hard time reading the sequels. You can imagine how excited I was to find out they existed, but I felt like they were a huge letdown. I’m still going to try Son, it’s the only one in the series I haven’t read and hopefully, it’s better than Gathering Blue or the Messenger…I’ll see. 



  1. Popular pairing: A “ship” you don’t support.

Hum, there is a few, so since I just read Elenore and Park I’m going to side with Elenore and go with Romeo and Juliette was a pretty lame love story. I mean Romeo was literally proclaiming his love for Rosaline at the beginning and then…squirrel, just kidding I love someone else.

  1. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.

I don’t know, maybe I need to read more thrillers and mysteries. I’m taking suggestions…

  1. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head no.

At one point or another, I find myself saying really at character choices in 90% of books I read. I think part of writing is just having your character making stupid choices just so you can get them out of the consequences of the crap choices they made. I mean if a character is too smart and cunning that could get boring fast. 

  1. Genre: A genre you will never read.

I don’t know that there’s a genre I wouldn’t try- especially since I’ve been trying to diversify my reading- still, I tend to avoid memoirs…kind of boring. 

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

I guess audiobooks…although sometimes I avoid hardback books because they are more expensive. I also hate it when half my series on my bookshelf is paperback and the other half is hardback because I just can’t wait for the paperback I have to read it then…sigh

  1. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.

The chosen one trope. I think life is way too unpredictable to have a prophecy come true. Unless it’s a chosen one which is proven wrong. 

  1. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

I see a lot of people who think Lolita is a great classic or it’s a different look at society or a phyco, but no thanks….stepdad going after his 12-year-old stepdaughter, no thanks, sounds too rapey for me. 

  1. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

When the romantic tension lasts too long and it’s taking over the main part of the story (if not romance). 

  1. 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 feel like it was kind of weird that Jenny and Harry got together in Harry Potter. I mean, isn’t that some kind of rule between friends or something, not to date their sisters? I mean those kids need to branch out or something…

harry potter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – 1/28/97 by J.K. Rowling Original Mary GrandPre’ cover design
  1. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

American Gods…this book was so long hand had so much potential, but fell so flat, it ended up feeling like a waste of time. 


  1. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

The Big Brother leaders in 1984…those guys are scary. They learn your greatest fear and if you get in trouble torture you with it…scary to me at least. 

  1. Death: A character death that still haunts you.

Most of the deaths in A Game of Thrones. I think Neds hit me the hardest because I never met a main character who died so early on it the book or series. I keep thinking maybe there would be no war if he hadn’t died. 

  1. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.

No one yet, I plan on giving a few authors several more tries, but this might change within the next year…I’ll just have to see.

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