Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samantha over on Goodreads.

Today’s top 5 Wednesday is al about 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?

On to what I am tired of.

There need to be more diverse books. I’ll admit it’s getting better but I still feel there is a lack of diverse books in the world. When a book is diverse, you often don’t know about it because it’s not advertised as such. Why not say a character is bisexual or a book is own voices, why?

Harmful tropes
Books that have homophobic or racist undertones. Although i haven’t read the book myself, I read a lot about Veronica Roth’s latest book Carve the Mark and how it has racism in it. I do not condone this. This behavior is atrocious, both from the author as well as the publisher.

Trilogies and series
Once in a while I love reading a trilogie or even a series but nowadays it’s almost all you can read. Everything is part of a trilogy/series, I can’t keep up anymore. I want a nice standalone book to read!

Movie covers on the book
Absolutely hate it. I know, i know they have to promote the movie as much as possible but do they have to do this by making a movie cover. It’s especially irritating when you can’t get the normal cover anywhere.

Similar covers 
That every other cover has to look like a cover in the Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Think of the Winners trilogy by Marie Rutkoski or the Shattered Realms trilogy by Cinda Williams Chima.


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