T5W: Book Tropes I HATE

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means! It’s time for another Top Five Wednesday! As always, Top Five Wednesday was created by GingerReadsLainey and you can find all the information you need on the GoodReads page.

This weeks topic is about the Top 5 Books Tropes You HATE!! I decided not to choose the ones that I knew everyone would pick, so there’s no InstaLove or Love Triangle on this list! Although I do hate those. As always, this is in no order and I probably hate them all as much as the other.

1.The “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”

Arghhh! I’m sick of this! The whimsical girl that isn’t really that nice of a person and just does whatever she wants. She never cares about who she hurts and wants people to do whatever she wants at the drop of a hat! Margo Roth Spiegelman I’m looking at you!

2. The “You’re Not Like Any Other Girl”

No! No! No! Shut up! I’m sick of hearing this. I hate when guys in books say this. So you’re telling me that you’ve never met ANYONE like this plain Jane before? Are you kidding me?

3. The “Miscommunication” 

This is when the whole story is based on the two characters not understanding each other. Or that they just don’t talk to each other about a problem and there’s sneaking around because no one wants to speak up. It’s just frustrating.

4. The “Chosen One”

Now I love Harry Potter and I love The Hunger Games, don’t get me wrong. It just seems there’s a lot of fantasy and dystopian books that have that one main character that saves the world or whatever. Like their whole purpose in life is to lead a rebellion or defeat a dark wizard. This one person in the entire world is the only person to be able to save everyone. What? What? Huh?

5. The “My Family Doesn’t Care”

Where are the parents in YA?! Or let me rephrase that. Where are all of the GOOD parents in YA? Seriously though, it seems like there are no parents in YA/New Adult books, and if there are, they’re either divorced, abusive, drunks, addicts or just don’t seem to care and think that their child is a burden or something.

So that is my list of books tropes that I HATE! Do you agree with me? Do you disagree? Let me know!

Have a wonderful day and I will talk to you soon!!

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BookTubeAThon Wrap Up 2015

Hello again!

I’m here today with my BookTubeAThon wrap up! I loved the BookTubeAThon this year, and I think it may have been my most successful BookTubeAThon to date!

I worked 6 of the 7 days of the readathon and on Sunday I was so ill that I couldn’t keep my eyes open for long and had to lie down in a dark room all day (super fun times). That being said I did finish 5 books and got part way through some other books. I moved away from my TBR a little but I enjoyed everything I read. So here’s what I read.

  • A Book With Blue On The Cover AND The Last Book You Acquired:

P.S I Still Love You – Jenny Han

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This is the second book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved before duology. I can’t say much because I don’t want to spoil the first book, but I really enjoyed this one! I was already 100 pages through this one before I started the readathon.

4/5 stars

237 pages read.

  • A Book You Really Want To Read

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts (The Beginning Of Everything) – Robyn Schneider

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Ezra is a golden boy. He’s popular, smart, young, handsome and has a Tennis Scholarship. One night a reckless driver hits Ezra’s car, crushing his knee, his social life and any chance at an athletic career.

LOVED THIS! Wow. The writing was brilliant, it got me hooked and it flowed wonderfully. This whole book was witty and the jokes where smart and smiled all the way through it. I really cared for the characters but got really bored of Cassidy. She’s that classic “whimsical, I don’t care about anything” girl like Margo from Paper Towns and Alaska from Looking For Alaska. It’s so clique and boring.

That being said I loved this so much!

4.5/stars!

335 pages read.

  • Finish A Book Without Letting Go Of It

Waiting – Carol Lynch Williams

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When London’s brother Zach dies, her life spirals into the dark. This is a griping and heartfelt novel about love, family and death.

This really got me in the feels. I kept thinking over and over again about what I would do if one of my brothers died. I did have a few problems with this one however. The characters did things that weren’t very thought through and didn’t make much sense, and their actions were never really explained. Nothing was explained really.

3/5 stars.

352 pages read.

  • A Book By An Author Who Shares The Same First Letter Of Your Last Name

An Abundance Of Katherines – John Green

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This is about Colin, a child prodigy who is obsessed with Katherines. Okay, maybe not obsessed but that’s what I took away from this book. Nothing really happened, I found it difficult to read and I just didn’t like it. Bleh.

2/5 stars

227 pages read.

  • Read 7 Books In Total

Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion

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For my fifth book I decided to read Warm Bodies from my August TBR list. I’ve wanted to watch the film for so long, so I can now finally get to it. All I really knew going into this was that it was about a zombie named “R” that befriended a human.

I really liked this, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I really began to care for the characters and I was rooting for them all the way. I gave it 4/5 stars simply because I felt like something was missing to give it 5/5.

4/5 stars!

240 pages read!

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

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I haven’t finished this yet! But I am loving it!

98 pages read during the readathon.


Yay! Tah Dah!

That was everything I read during the BookTubeAThon! How well did you do? I finished 5 books and completed 5 challenges. I also read a total of 1489 pages!

Did you participate in the BookTubeAThon? How did you do?!

BookTubeAThon TBR 2015

 

Hello again all of you beautiful people! How are you today?

The BookTubeAThon is near and I’m here to talk about my TBR for the week. There is a BookTubeAThon YouTube channel that you can checkout. It has all of the information you could ever need there.

There are seven challenges that I hope to complete. (Hopefully).

  • Book With Blue On The Cover AND The Last Book You Acquired

P.S I Still Love You – Jenny Han

I am a little way through this already, so I may finish this before the readathon starts.

  • Read Somebodies Favourite Book

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is pretty much everyone’s favourite book and I’m so excited to read it! Even though it is a rather large book.

  • A Book By An Author Who Shares The Same First Letter Of Your Last Name

An Abundance Of Katherines – John Green

My last name begins with a J, but I have no others at all on my TBR shelf that begins with that. So I went for John Green as his first name begins with a J.

  • Finish A Book Without Letting Go Of It

Waiting – Carol Lynch Williams 

This is short, the font is pretty big, and I think it may be written in verse (but don’t quote me on that!)

  • A Book You Really Want To Read

Severed Heads and Broken Hearts (The Beginning Of Everything) – Robyn Schneider

I WANNA READ THIS SO BAD!

  • Read 7 Books Overall

I also hope to get to The Bling Ring by Nancy Jo Sales and Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger too. (But I’m not promising anything)

    

Are you taking part in the Booktubeathon? If so, what are you reading?

Have a wonderful day everyone!