Yes, more pet peeves, but not about blogging this time! Have you ever read a book and found yourself rolling your eyes? I have. Well I roll my eyes a lot in general but you know what I mean.
I’m okay with maybe a few throughout the entire book, human error and all. But when I read Uglies I found tons of typos just within the first 100 pages. It was terrible. Like, how many people read the book before it gets published? I felt like it was just way too many for one book.
- Drawn out dialogue
Unnecessary dialougue is the worst. Stop trying to make the conversation suspenseful and get to the good stuff. That’s what I’m reading for anyway. Get to the point
- Overhyped books that don’t live up to the excitement
“OMG you have to read this book RIGHT NOW!” Says a friend.
“OMG you’re going to freaking love it” Says another friend.
“It’s going to be your favorite new book” Says the first friend.
Me: *Reads the description* “Ok that sounds pretty cool, I’ll read it”
Also me: ” You got all excited over…..that…?”
Example: Perks of Being a Wallflower. Yeah I said it, I did a whole post on it that you can read here.
- Weak female characters
You can also read about that one. To do so, click here.
- People of color described in terms of food
Every time I see this is I get so irritated. Seriously? Are you fucking kidding? This shit isn’t flattering. We’re not food, we’re people. Stop fetishizing us. Thanks
- Insta love
I don’t believe in love at first sight. You can’t fall in love with someone by looking at them or making eye contact. You can’t fall in love with someone that you know nothing about. I need characters to get to know each other before they try to get married. Not sorry
- Love Triangles
Stop. Just stop. This is so overdone and completely unnecessary. Why can’t one love interest be enough? Is this third person really needed. And if the triangle includes two best friends then that just makes it ten times worse. Don’t……just don’t.
- Misplaced romance
Some books just should not include romance. Like, if it’s dystopia, there’s a war going on, people are fighting for their lives….things like that. If the world is about to end who the hell has time to try to figure out which person they want to end up with?
That’s all I’ve got for now. Is there anything that you’re tired of seeing in novels? Let me know!