Hi guys and welcome to the second post of top 5 Tuesday, a tag hosted by the lovely Shanah, over at thebionicbookworm. Today, I’ll be talking about…
5 BOOKISH PET PEEVES!
So I’m a pretty calm person when it comes to reading but there are a few things that will make me DNF a book straight away, let’s get into my peeves, shall we?
MENTAL ILLNESSES BEING USED AS A PLOT TWIST / OR FIXED WITH ROMANCE
Literally, as someone who deals with MI’s, this always makes me feel sick to my stomach & I end up despising the book with my very being if I start reading a book & find this in it. Especially when it’s the VILLAIN with a MI because that gives us such a bad rep and makes me feel uncomfortable.
2. MAIN CHARACTERS COMMITTING SUICIDE!
no, no, no, listen to me carefully, you can get shock value & rip readers hearts out, WITHOUT trampling all over a VERY sensitive topic you know? I have read three books with this, and all of them have butchered it and made the suicide serve to further the other MC’s life, so, suicide is a plot point, not a painful, massive thing that can really hurt, nice!
3. SIDE CHARACTERS (ESPECIALLY POC) GETTING KILLED OFF FOR THE SHOCK VALUE
Can we talk about how its ALWAYS the POC? have you noticed that? I’ve been reading for a year and I’ve picked it up already, it’s ALWAYS the POC, and their death either angers the MC or shows them that the bad guys are actually bad, hey authors, you can do this without killing off your only representation for POC!
4. COVER CHANGES
on a calmer and less touchy subject, I really hate cover changes, I’ll always still buy the books, and if the cover change is for a good reason ( like AEITA ) I will wholeheartedly support it, but I do hate it because then I want to see my old copies to have a matching set
5. BOOKS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN EDITED AND PROOFREAD WELL!
I feel mean adding this one, but as someone with Dyslexia it is so confusing, because I’ll see a typo, and assume I’m reading it wrong, and trust me when I say I’ll sit there for a good minute or two trying to work out if I’ve just forgotten that this word exists, or if it’s the fault of the book. Polishing a book up by getting it proofread can literally make SUCH a difference in all honesty.
Okay, that was therapeutic to whine about the things I don’t like in books,
what are your biggest bookish pet peeves?
until next time,