First of all let me explain a bit about this tag in case you don’t know about it. It’s a tag created by Samantha from Toughts on Tomes and Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is a weekly book meme were a topic or theme is chosen and each week you have to choose five books/series/tvshows that fit the description. If you want to check it out here’s the Goodreads group.
#T5W: 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! ??”
This has been the hardest one I’ve faced yet… I couldn’t think of any trend in books… I guess I don’t think about books in that way so sorry if some of the “trends” that made my list are not technically trends.
Fair warning, today I’m all about gifs! 😋
(this pair cracks me up, this was one of the best shows ever! And I am so glad we’ll have a reunion?? Ecstatic!!)
1. Instalove: At first I found them funny, not realistic but still funny. But now I am just plain bored and get irritated when I find myself in that position. Clear example, The Legend Trilogy, don’t get me started on our main protagonists’ shenanigans! That instalove they had, was completely not credible and unnerving!
2. Retellings: I don’t think I’ve read any retellings and maybe I am wrong but lately it’s like I don’t see enough original works out there, only retellings! I do plan on reading some and I am interested in them, don’t get me wrong, but out of a sudden they are everywhere, just everywhere!
3. Gone Girl comparisons: OK, maybe this is not a trend per se, but I am tired of thrillers being compared to Gone Girl! Gone Girl is not the only or best thriller on earth! Or I don’t think so, even though I am biased because I haven’t read it yet, ups!
4. Forcing trilogies when there’s not enough plot for one: The first example that comes to mind is The Fifth Wave. I loved the first book, the second one felt lacking and flat and then the third one had more action but still nothing compared to what we got in the first one. This trilogy should have been a duology, I think I’ve already mentioned this before, and I don’t understand why they do this to series… I understand the need to do more cash, but doing that at the expense of your readers/followers is not right.
5. Diversity: I am all in for more diverse themes and characters, but what I don’t like is that diversity has become a trend in itself. I don’t think it should be a trend but an established thing. After all, trends go out of style and this should never go out of it, but at the same time you shouldn’t force it on everything. Am I making any sense trying to explain this?
[All of the gifs in this post have been taken from google images]