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Bookish Pet Peeves | T5T

Hello bookworms! I’m Nia and today I’m going to be talking about some pet peeves I have when it comes to my books or reading.

I’m very perfectionist, okay? I need my books to look the best they could in my shelves, and if by some reason there’s something that’s not right I’ll probably get super focused on that, that I need to fix it somehow, and when I can, I get a teeny tiny bit mad. Well, sometimes a lot. So needless to say I have a few pet peeves. Some of these you’ll probably have read already and some maybe not, but yeah.

If you aren’t familiar with Top 5 Tuesday, it is a group here on WordPress now currently run by Shanah over at BionicBookWorm, where each week they give you a topic and you talk about 5 books that fit that category.

Without any further ado, let’s start with this week’s topic!



A series/trilogy that has different heights

Oh my, my, this is one of the things that annoy me the most. I usually like to organize my books by genre and group the trilogies and series together, so when I see that one of the books (or sometimes two) have a different height, I get so pissed, because in my mind that little difference between them is actually a lot, and that kinda bothers me. I like my books to have a same height. In fact, I organize my books by height because I want the space on my bookshelves to be as full as possible (I’m running out of space, guys. I own A LOT of books).


When the author’s name is bigger than the title in a book cover

Well, this one really annoys me. I tend to associate the bigger font with the title of the book (most of the novels I read have the title of the book bigger than the author’s name), so when I see a cover that’s completely the opposite, I tend to think that the author’s name is the actual title of the book. I don’t know, it’s super weird and I get confused all the time by that, so it annoys the heck out of me. I just hope that publishers would stop doing that in a future.


Cringy romantic covers

Or, to be honest, any type of cringy covers. I hate when I’m interested in a book and it has an awful cover. I’m a cover buy girl, and I know that’s superficial blah blah blah, but I can’t help to love cute and beautifully made covers. It’s in my blood, and I guess that’s why I study art when I was in high school (maybe that has a lot to do with me loving a good illustration in a cover). And the thing is, when I’m discovering a new book, I usually first look at the cover, and if it’s one I like, I read the premise and see if I want to read it (there are a few exceptions, but mostly that’s the process). It sounds super stupid, but oh, well, I never said I was logical.


Thin Pages

I CANNOT HELP IT, I DON’ LIKE THEM. They are so annoying and you have to be really careful when you’re reading a book not to tear them. And thank god not alwaya I come across a thin paper book, because otherwise, I would get soo mad. To be honest, I tend to be really careful while reading a book. I don’t like to tear anything, or to damage my book, but c’ mon, if you’re going to be publishing a book that’s +700 pages long, please, let it look like a beast of a book *coughs* I’m talking about you, ACOWAR and Empire of Storms *coughs*. For example, Lady Midnight is a chunk of a book, but it looks like it’s a +600 page story, whilst there are others that look like it’s a 340 pages long, and they end up being a beast of 800 pages. And I don’t like that.


Mass Market Paperbacks

Oh, my. I hate them. Literally. I don’t know why publishers still make them, because they are a pain in the ass to read. They are unconfortable, have a weird size, and I don’t like them. I mean, why not make a regular paperback??? It’s not only better, but that would make me pick up the book more. Ugh, tell me I’m not the only one, please.


What are your bookish pet peeves? Do you agree with any of the ones I’ve mentioned above? Let me know so we can talk about them in the comments!


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16 thoughts on “Bookish Pet Peeves | T5T”

  1. I completely know what you mean about different heights! My copies of A Star Touched Queen and Crown of Wishes are different heights so not only do they look weird but Crown of Wishes doesn’t fit properly on a lot of my shelves. It’s so annoying!

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    1. Yes!! It drives me mad when they do that! I mean, I don’t like different covers in a series, but at least I’m able to pass that if they all have the same height (which most of the time they do), but I get so frustrated everytime that happens, ugh!

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  2. Mass Market Paperbacks are the most useless things to the literary world. I HATE them with a passion!!! If that’s all that was available I honestly don’t think I would read lol. And I never thought about it before but I really don’t like it when the authors name is larger than the title either! I always assume that the title will be the largest font and it’s confusing when something else is competing with the title of the book. I’m a perfectionist too so I TOTALLY understand all of these pet peeves!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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    1. Yes!! Burn them all!! If that’s all that’s available, I’ll get an ebook because they are the worst to read (I don’t understand why they still make them, honestly!).
      That’s what happens to me! I just assume the bigger font is the title, and then I start saying that’s it until I find that that’s actually the author’s name😂.

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  3. I never really thought about the romantic cover pet peeve till I read what you say, and then I realized that I really DO hate them. Whenever I go to a bookstore I pass right by the romantic section without really giving it a second look out of feel I’m going to see something that I know my eyes were just NOT prepared for – lol.
    Another thing that really urks me is movie covers – OMG how I hate when the movie version of a book comes out and publishers suddenly decide it’s okay to change the book cover-ugh -not cool.

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    1. It may sound superficial but… they don’t make me want to pick those books and read them😅. They are so cingry and with PDAs, that I just.. nope.
      Ohh I forgot about those! They annoyed the heck out of me (I actually refuse to buy them, because they are super cringy and ugly!).

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    1. Yes!! Thank you!! That’s what I always ask myself. I tolerate cover changes (sometimes they do an amazing job!), but just make them all with the same heights😂.


  4. The thin pages of Empire of Storms! AMEN.
    Like, I thought Queen of Shadows was the biggest one and then someone told me Empire of Storms was bigger. I literally sat at my shelves like “But it looks thinner?! How even?!” BETRAYAL. DECEIT.

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