Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Trends I'd Like To See More/Less Of

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish which I am taking part in. 

The Top Ten Tuesday this week is about Trends I would like to see more of or less of. I have therefore decided to split the top ten up into five trends I want more of and five trends I want less of.


I love dystopian novels, alternate history, sci-fi, fantasy, it really doesn't matter to me. The more of them the better as it gives me a nice big selection to choose from.

I have limited space in my home due to a 2 year old and a 6 week old so ebooks are a life saver. I just hope that more and more books get digitized and released at the same time as the dead tree versions!

I can't remember the last time I picked up a good horror book! I want more authors out there to come forward and actually scare me a little.

Stand Alone StoriesI do enjoy trilogies and other series but I also like well written stand alone stories. It seems almost impossible these days to pick up a book now and know that I can read it from start to finish and actually complete a story.

Non Native English BooksI have read several non native English books and loved them, I just wish publishers would convert more of them. I think there is a world of literature unread by the English speaking world and we deserve to get it.


Paranormal Romance
I just can't be bothered with them, so many book blogs seem to be littered with review after review of these books and it annoys me. They just seem to be so alike and usually full of erotic sex disguised as romance!

Instant Love
If you read some of my book reviews you will probably my unhidden annoyance at these love at first sight style plotlines. Is it that hard for authors to build up a realistic relationship these days? It isn't like this instant love thing actually makes me sit back and go; "Wow! I wasn't expecting that." Instead it makes me want to throw the book in the bin!

Celeb Autobiographies
Honestly, why a celebratory feels the need to write their life story when they are only 18 or so really drives me nuts. Especially when they bring out there next one 2 years later or so.

Love Triangles
It was annoying in Twilight and it annoys me even more now that they seem to be littered around the literary world. Honestly, why do we always have to see one irritating selfish girl who can't make up her mind and two annoying guys that seem to blame everyone for the love triangle rather than the girl herself???

Crap Covers
Publishers and Authors should stop ruining the chance of people buying their books by using terrible covers. In addition, have some originality! You don't need to copy Twilight or whatever the current cover trend is, just create something attractive and interesting and people will buy the books.


  1. I'm right there with you - we need a lot more stand alone stories and a lot less unrealistic romance, paranormal or otherwise.

  2. Instant Love creates false hopes among the young. Some people spend their entire lives seeking Instant Love. Sad.

    Here's my Top Ten list for this week:
    Top Ten Trends You'd Like to See More Of
    I hope you will stop by and join in Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!

  3. I agree with everything on your list . . . except the horror. I've never been able to bring myself to read horror. I guess I'm a big chicken. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  4. I agree with you about paranormal romance, but as long as it sells we'll keep seeing it. ack....

  5. Paranormal romance was on my "less" list as well. I can well imagine why ebooks with make your "more" list with your children's ages!

  6. "Celebrity" autobiographies/biographies are a pet peeve of mine, especially if they are as you say, some 18 or 19 year old! 99% of the time there's no real story to tell there anyway, it's just cashing in on thousands of teen crushes.