Top 5 Wednesday | #T5W is a meme on Goodreads by Sam from ThoughtsOnThomes.
This week’s topic: Top Five Book Trends You’re Tired Of.
- Love Triangles!
That’s right! I am so sick of reading about a girl torn between two guys! Every single YA book that I have read lately has included some form of a love triangle like that, and I am DONE!
- “Bad Boys” Who Aren’t Bad!
Can we not just have a bad boy who is just a bad boy?! Thank goodness for #thegrishareadalong, because the Darkling is actually just bad!! I mean COME ON; the bad boy who is actually a sweetheart with good intentions is NOT a thing!!
- Plain Jane Gets the Hot Guy
Yeah, that’s right, I’m going there!! I just do not want to read another story arc about how So-and-so girl-next-door in the cardigan turned out to be the love of the sexy guy’s life. Take your false hope, and all the credit you’re giving hot guy to actually SEE plain girl, and stick it!
- Retellings in YA
Yup! That’s right! I said THAT too!! I’m over it! I love retellings, I really do, but just because Disney is redoing some movies as live-action, does not mean we need every new bloody book to also be a redo!! Has no one but me ever heard the phrase “too much of a good thing”?!
- Mental Health
WAIT!! Before you jump down my throat for being an asshat – you need to know two things! First, I have a range of mental health issues that I am still trying to puzzle out; Second, I am all for awareness and discussion of mental health!!
My issue is that it feels like authors are using mental health as a way to sell books because of this huge focus on it and diversity!!
At what point do we get to say enough is enough? I am at that point – but that is just me!
I speak only for myself here and I have yet to read a single book with an character who has mental health issues that was even a little like me!! Plus! I want to read to escape my reality, not to be reminded of it!
Latte Nights Readers:
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