We all have them, book trends that makes our eyes roll and roll and roll. This week’s top 5 Wednesday is all about them.
I don’t think I’ve ever found a topic so easy! The biggest challenge was narrowing it down.
Let’s get down to it!
The later release of a paperback
It’s so hard when you’ve already waited so long for the release of a book, to then have to wait even longer to get it in paperback. I can understand the need for profit, etc, but if I have the first one, two or few in that series in paperback, I’m not going to get the next in hardback. I might even just prefer to have it in paperback – they’re much easier to carry around. It’s just so frustrating.
The love triangle trope
Just no. Stop it. It rarely ever improves the story and it usually takes far, far too long to resolve. Just NO.
Faces on the cover
99% of the time – this cheapens the cover. I know a lot of readers that like to create their own image of what a character looks like in their mind – and this can definitely dampen it. I also just think it very rarely ever looks good. I personally tend to veer away from books with faces on them.
W-H-Y-? Especially mid-series. Stop trying to take all my money – I don’t have any! I have rent and bills and food and I don’t have any left for such shenanigans.
The insta-love trope
Real life does not work that way. How is this still a thing I have to read about and get mad over. Honestly.
I got a tad ranty there, oops! What are some of your biggest bookish pet peeves?