Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week I will be featuring my bookish pet peeves. It is interesting to note that they are acually more than 10, however these are the top 10.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The Topic This Week Is:
Bookish Pet Peeves
Overly Descriptive Books
When a book is literally filled with too many descriptions of the weather, how strong the wind was blowing and the color of the rainbow, it’s usually a complete turn off. Just get on with the story!
When An Anticipated Read Disappoints
I am beginning to become weary of books that I see people rave about on goodreads and social media because I have been disappointed most often than not. This is also actually a two in one pet peeve for authors I read their work because I may have previously read something good by them then is disappointed with the next book. There are some particular authors I now know I have a love-hate relationship with because of the inconsistency in their writing. However, I still read their books because the good ones have been very good.
Too Long (Especially Romance)
When I pick up a romance novel that is more than 350 pages, I become suspicious of the book. We all read romance books for escapism and the fact that we are sure of a happy ending therefore when the story becomes too long, it loses it’s essence. I will definitely read a historical novel of over 600 pages but for other genres I find that when they are too long they end up over stretching the stories which makes even a good story very boring.
Books With No Synopsis
How can you not have a synopsis? I will just leave it at that.
Lending A Book And It Is Not Returned
This is the reason why I do not like to lend my books to ANYONE! I have quite a number of books that have not been returned and these people don’t even know where these books are. I have had to replace some of my books.
Spelling or Grammar Issues
This shows there was no proper editing that went into the book and this is not acceptable at all. It takes a lot of work to put a book together and it is important to go through the process if you want to be a successful writer.
Stories Written Without Proper Research On The Theme
The least you can do as a writer is to do adequate research on the topic you are writing about. We are lucky these days with google and so many resources at our finger tips.
When The Book Is Not On GoodReads
I use goodreads to track the books I read so when a book is not up on goodreads, it is actually annoying for obvious reasons.
This is not the only troupe I don’t like but this one is the top on the list and If I mistakenly start reading a book with this troupe, chances are, I will DNF it. The others, I may still read.
Books That Promise One Thing And It’s Not Delivered Or Something Different Is Delivered
This is a marketing strategy that irks me to my bones. How can you market a book as romance but it’s a thriller or say a book is YA but it’s clearly an adult book? I am now also suspicious of some blurbs.
Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
I would like to hear yours…
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