Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and today I’m going to be talking about some things I hate about certain books.
Okay, maybe I’ll be a little bit too salty in this post. But I can’t help to roll my eyes everytime those things pop up in my books. It’s in me, guys. And I have to say, a few years before I didn’t realise I dislike them so much, so don’t judge my past self. The thing is that when I’m reading a book a see any of them happen, it turns me off like no other. So yeah, I’m a grinch about them. No shame.
If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Wednesday, it is a Goodeads group now currently run by Sam over at ToughtsOfTomes on Youtube, where each week they give you a topic and you talk about 5 books that fit that category. You can join the group here if you want to participate!
Without any further ado, let’s start with this week’s topic!
Slut Shamming / Girl Shamming
Oh, I’m the meanerst of all the Grinch comunity with this one. WHY? I love books where girls support girls and help each others out *coughs* Moxie *coughs*, so when I read a book where a girl calls other the B word, I’m equal parts sad and mad. It’s a big no for me, and something that immediately makes me lower my rating in a novel.
Okay, maybe I’m not that big of a Grinch in this one. It’s a thing: most of us hate insta-love. Who doesn’t love a good built romantic relationship between two characters. I’m all about that angst, guys. I adore slow burning romances, so I’m usually a salty potato when I read a book where there’s insta-love. I think we all do.
However, I’ll tell you a secret *shh*. Sometimes I don’t really mind. S-O-M-E-T-I-M-E-S. It depends on the book, the characters and my mood then.
“You’re not like other girls” quote.
Oh, man, how I hate this sentence. It’s like poison for my eyes. And a mayor turn-off. ME-NOT-LIKE. I cannot tell you how many old YA books have that quote in them, and when I was 13 I probably would have been swooning all over the place, but as in right now? Nope, not for me.
They don’t go to the bathroom.
Well, honey, I don’t know about you but I need to eat reguraly and go to the bathroom, so when I read a book where they literally don’t do that, I’m like “well, how, then?”. They must be super humans, or have some time of power. Yes, that’d be it. Apparently going to the bathroom is really boring and no one wants to read about that, right?
What are your bookish pet peeves? Are they similar to mine? Let me know in the comments so we can chat about the things we dislike!
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