Last week I listed my pet peeves when it comes to the physical appearance of a book. In this post, I will be talking about what irks me about the content and the general outlook of the book. There are just some things that are overdone or seem unrealistic in books.
Books in New POV
Writing the same book with the other characters Point of View. Like how they released Grey with Christian’s POV. I used to wish for this, believe it or not until I read one and I was put off. It can only work with books written in first person and unless its done right it will suck.
Although, I was told Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover was perfectly done but I never gave it a try. I have not recovered from my first encounter.
Dog Ears/Broken Spines
If I lend you a book, please don’t do this. I don’t care if that’s how you show a book has been well read, I need that book to last for years or at least be sellable at some point when I cannot transport them to my new home. Please. Just do not.
I think I have come across this a lot. The whole book goes over well until the last few chapters when it feels like the author had to beat a deadline. I hate it when it’s a book I have been really enjoying and now I the last impression is the ridiculous ending. Sigh. Yes, I just typed sighed.
Making Notes in a Book
I get it, sometimes you need to do this but please use a sticky note. Imagine getting a used book that you cannot interpret in your own because this other person’s thoughts are all over it? If you do that, keep the book for yourself. I used to do that until I once got a book from a library that had notes in it. Worst reading experience of my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy these sometimes but I find that I hate them a lot when I generally stumble upon them in Young Adult/New Adult books. There is just an immature vibe they give off. It’s like the author is really just trying to fill the pages with this kind of drama.
We all know that in real life it’s rare that a hot guy will end up with the basic looking chick. It happens but rarely. The bad boy stories with the good girl who changes the everyday douchebag is also very unlikely to happen in real life. This only makes some people stay in horrible relationships being hopeful that the guy will change eventually. Nope.
I find them so unnecessary. A fifty page book about one thing or the other that could have been easily included in the main book/series. Novellas just made me hate series to be honest. It’s crazy. I get it’s a plot to make money but come on, they are not needed.
In books when the couple meets and they instantly hate each other and are mean to each other throughout until the moment they are hit with the love bug. They become inseparable form then on. Really?
Then when they see each other for the first time and then fireworks, butterflies, what not. Instantly know they were made for each other and they cannot live without being together. And they are married with kids in a year.
If I hate both what do I like? A normal pace please. Make it believable.
I think I am done this time. I hope so. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of things about books but these things just rub me the wrong way. What are some of your bookish pet peeves?