Top 5 Wednesday – February 8th

Hello all and welcome to this weeks Top 5 Wednesday! This weeks top 5 is your top 5 book trends that you are tired of.

I surprisingly struggled with this, I have no idea why. I suspect that I am just not up-to-date with book trends as I used to be. Oh well. One isn’t really a trend, but more a genre that I am finding very repetitive and boring and two are one but broken down into two seperate parts of it.

My top 5 book trends that I am tired off:

  1. Love Triangles

Can you blame me? I suspect that majority of people are starting to get frustrated by these.  I have always been frustrated as to how the person at the centre of the love triangle think and acts upon their ‘loves’. I alway view it as if you really loved the first person, then you shouldn’t have fallen in love with the second one (I read that somewhere, if you know where please let me know!).

  1. Love Interests For The Sake Of It

Again, another one about love interests (can you tell that I am not a great fan of romance?). I have never enjoyed it when someone gets a love interest so that they just have one. Unless romance is the purpose of the book, I honestly do not see much of the point of it. Yes, I do know that people do fall in love; but when I read a book, I read it for the character development and to get lost in the story, and then unnecessary romances always pull me out of it. It can work, and when it does fit seamlessly into the story, it does not bother me. I actually enjoy reading about people sacrificing themselves for the people that they love (like in the movie Armageddon). It is a major character trait that is vital to some characters, but I just want it done right.

  1. ‘Boring Plain Girl’

How many times have you read a YA book, with the main protagonist being a boring plain, brown haired, stick thin white girl? It not the fact they are brown haired, or stick thin that bothers me, it is the fact that 99% of YA books seem to have them as the main protagonist. I know that brown hair is the most common hair colour (I have a mix of blonde and light brown hair myself, and most of the people I know do), but I do not understand why authors all decide that their character should be like this. Why can she not be someone who has black hair, or albino, or from Asia, who is not average height. Why can she not dye her hair? Or shave it all off? Or maybe be the life of the party? Why are we always stuck reading the same person just in another setting, cause I bet that if you changed characters from one book to another, chances are that they are very similar.

  1. Dystopian Future

This is more of a sub-genre that is very popular, but what happened to the Utopian society that we used to dream off? In the world currently, I want to read about an optimistic future, not one where the world has gone to a dictatorship. I always struggle to find books set in a positive future, and would love any recommendations if you have any!

  1. Young Adult

I know what you are thinking, just do not read Young Adult Danielle. It is not that I find Young Adult boring, it is how predictable they are currently. In fact, all of the YA books I have pick up recently, I have been able to tell the plot twist well before it happened, as well as where it will go. Now, I do not know if this is just me getting better at understanding plots, but I enjoy not knowing what will happen next. Their are some amazing stories in this genre, I just wish that they were not all as similar as they are.

So those are my top 5 trends that I hate! Are you doing Top 5 Wednesday? If so link to your post in the comments! It is always interesting how different everyone’s tastes are! Click here to go to the Goodreads page for Top 5 Wednesday and click here to go to my archive page for all of my Top 5 Wednesday posts.

Until next Wednesday, Danielle.


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