Wednesday, February 8, 2017

T5W February 8, Book Trends You're Tired Of

This weekly book meme officiated in November 2013. Every week there is a new topic and your list of 5 nominates will be based off this topic. For further information check out the Goodreads Page.

The theme this week is: Book Trends You're Tired Of

          This week was difficult for me as I do not collect features I do not like in the books. If I do not like the book it is usually not because one particular part was wrong or one character was lame, but I just start disliking the book as a whole. But still I was able to find some hate points in current trends))

1. Movie covers on the book. Really hate them. I do understand that you need to promote the movie, but is there not a more sophisticated way to do so? Especially if you hated the movie and love the book!

2. Stickers on the book covers, the ones you cannot remove, especially if the book has a gorgeous cover. Especially the ones that has no information value: “Now a major movie”, “Coming soon in the cinemas” and so on.

3. Series longer then 2 books. I know it is so good not to part with the characters you got in love with, but man..! waiting 3 years just to know what is going to happen... too hard for me. I prefer standalone books. At least the sequel will not ruin the impression of your favorite book.

4. Books based on one exceptional quality of one character. I understand there is always someone more capable than others, but what I mean here is that you are a really weak and initiative character and then all of the sudden some unique quality is discovered in you, and then everyone is expecting this character to be a hero but he/she is still crappy and initiative person with destiny/prophecy issues.

5. Instant love story lines. I get it in YA, but still this should not be so misused. It can be the whole range of feelings from hatred to sexual attraction, but the most frequent I come across in the books now is instant love.


  1. I'm laughing - I also included movie covers on my list this week. They are so annoying, especially when you don't like the movie or the actors and all you can find is the book with their face on it. Ugh!

    Great list!

  2. I agree on most of these. I like big sprawling books rather than having them carved up into multiple volumes in a series. Movie tie-in covers suck--completely agree. Nothing worse. And, yes to the stickers! Geesh, it probably cost a 1/4 cent more to use the removable ones! Love at first site--depends. Fun list!!
    Lisa a@

  3. I agree with hating movie covers and stickers on book covers - the movie covers are always bland and generic, and the stickers don't really offer anything! The Fault in Our Stars is one that definitely STICKS (haha, get it?) in my mind - that annoying yellow blob detracts from an otherwise beautiful and simplistic cover.