Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group. This week’s topic is Book Trends You’re Tired Of.
Pretty self-explanatory topic. You just basically list the bookish trends you’re tired of seeing. Scroll down to see mine!
The Hot-Head Heroes
You guys know what I’m talking about, its like the heroes of books these days have to always be rash and angry and hot-tempered. I’d like to see a character for once save the day with cool, calculated cunning – not jumping into action because they’re too impulsive or whatever. If you don’t know what I mean here are some examples:
The “You’re The Lost Ruler Of This Kingdom/You Have Mythical Magical Powers That No One In The Entire Universe Can Dream of Having – so here, go save the day in like one day” Character
Another trope that needs no explaining, we all know it, we’ve all encountered it at some point:
*wait did I just spoil the entire Lunar Chronicles (#sorry *cackles*)
Body Parts on Book Covers (i.e. Eyes, chests, legs, floating heads… etcetera)
That line that says “The NYT Bestselling Author.” on the Cover.
It just seems that everyone and their grandmothers cat is a New York times bestselling author so that line just doesn’t carry the same weight it used to. But who I’m I to judge, if I wrote a book and it hit the NYT list I would be flipping ecstatic sooo… (I just disagreed with myself wut?!)
Song Lyrics in Books
OK this may just be me but I get super uncomfortable with song lyrics in books. I’m probably the most unmusical person in the universe and instead of just reading the words and moving on, my mind feels like it has to find a fitting tune to fit the words because the author had to have put the lyrics there for a reason right?! No. No matter how many times I tell myself not to try, I still do and always ends horribly.
*The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movie very helpfully provided the music behind the song lyrics in MockingJay #PraisyBe!
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