I was looking at my bookshelf and scrolling around on Goodreads when I noticed some things that actually really irked me about books. I thought it would be sort of fun to make a blog post about my bookish pet peeves.
1. Cover changes halfway through the series
Like, really? Are you serious? I don’t mind if the covers change after the series is complete and they want to reissue the books. But I hate it when they have to go and change them halfway through the series. Because now my covers don’t match. And I am angry.
2. Movie covers on books
Again, really? Are you going to use the book cover as the movie poster? Then don’t use the movie poster as a book cover, please and thank you.
3. Ghost writers
This bothers me because I don’t like reading books if I don’t know who wrote them. I feel like the author of the book should always be given credit. If you don’t have the ability to write a book, then don’t write a book. (I’m looking at you Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella)
4. Not having the series in the same format
If I start the series in hardcover than I need the rest of the series in hardcover. Same thing if I start a series in paperback or on my Kindle.
5. When the last book in the series is smaller than the other books in the series
This is probably me just being anal but I always feel like the last book in a series should be the biggest, or decently sized, because more often than not it has a lot of loose ends to tie up. I’m always afraid that since it’s small it might be rushed.
6. Love triangles / squares / octagons
Okay, the octagon part was me being sarcastic but I hate love triangles. I’ve never read a book where I enjoyed the love triangle – not even in The Infernal Devices series. They’re just really old and tedious and annoying. Why can’t one boy like one girl?
7. Hard to pronounce names or places
All I’m asking for is a pronunciation guide in the front or back of the book. I don’t think that’s a huge request.
8. When the back of the book is just review snippets or a quote of the book
With hardcovers it’s okay because a synopsis of the book is usually in the front flap of the dust jacket. But paperbacks leave me generally cluless as to what the book is about. I’ve seen this done before and it really upsets me because I don’t care about what Kirkus Reviews has to say about the book; I want to know what it’s about.
Do we share any bookish pet peeves?