February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!
As much as I love The Hunger Games, I’m a bit tired of books—usually dystopian—in which the world or country is divided. Districts, factions, casts, call them what you want. Déjà vu.
Fairy Tales remakes. Some are great and authors still find a way to be original and that’s impressive. But I feel like all I see in bookstores lately are remakes of fairy tales, especially since the Beauty and Beast in coming out soon, and, well, I like my bookstores more diverse, ya know?
I’m not sure this is a ‘trend’, but I really don’t like it when there’s a picture or drawing of a character on the cover. I try to like it; I just don’t. I like to imagine what he or she looks like in my head before.
Multiple Point of Views. Skipping from one character to the next can be amazingly done, sometimes. But being abandoned after a HUGE cliffhanger to read an entire chapter about a girl spending a quiet afternoon at the beach or something. CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY WHO JUST GOT SHOT?!
(That being said, some of my favourite books ever have multiple POV, like All the Bright Places and Six of Crows, so maybe I’m just in a mood. I just feel like multiple POV are everywhere, and I feel like reading ONE good story told by this ONE great voice.) (Recommendations? Anyone?)
The word GIRL in a title. I feel like it’s wayyyy overused.
The Girl on the Train.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
The Girl with All the Gifts.
The Girl You Left Behind.
Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.
The Painted Girls.
The Good Girl.
I MEAN I CAN’T READ ANOTHER TITLE WITH GIRL IN IT I’LL GO CRAZY.
(I used pictures of novels fitting each point, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t like those novels. Some I haven’t read, and some are HIGH on my list of favourite novels. I just wanted to give examples.)
Anything book trends you guys are tired of? Let me know in the comments!