Bookish Pet Peeves|TeenBookLit101

Discussion: Bookish Pet Peeves

So I have seen this topic being discussed a lot around the book community so I decided to share my own bookish pet peeves with you all.

Although we can be real nerds when it comes to books it doesn’t always mean we don’t have any complaints…

  1. Cover Matching

We all know that the bookshelf needs to be pretty. But it doesn’t help when publishing companies decide to change the covers of books in between a series. Or when you have the movie edition for a first book in a series and you have the buy the rest of the series in the original covers because that movie hasn’t come out yet.

  1. Paperbacks, Hardbacks.

When I’m buying a series I like them all to be in the same format. The trouble is when you discover a series that is half complete and you buy paperback but then a new book in the series comes out and you can only get a hardcover it really bugs me as you have to wait until the paperback comes out…which can be months.

  1. CRACKED SPINES!! (Just Why)

My worst nightmare. As I live in the UK most books are paperbacks and I can never open the book fully without the fear of breaking the spine. Some books have really well done binding and can open fully to sit on its spine rather than bending back as you open the book. Why can’t all books be like this?

  1. Heights…

When paperbacks in a series don’t have matching heights. Why??

  1. Which Order Do I Read?

When I’m in a book store or at the library I constantly have to look up books on my phone to see if it’s in a series and if I just picked up a book from the middle of the series and read the synopsis I just got spoilt.

  1. Faces on Covers? Nope

I would like to imagine the characters myself thank you very much!

  1. Synopsis?

When books include a review instead of what the book is actually about. I mean hello I can judge the book myself if you give me the synopsis.

  1. Age Ratings

I feel like publishers should give a guideline age for the book. It would help a lot. Like really.

  1. Movies Before Books

When you read a book after the movie/TV show comes out then you are forced to imagine that actor’s face as the character.


Need I explain? Just DON’T!!

 Let me know in the comments if you relate to any of these and be sure to share your own bookish pet peeves…


17 thoughts on “Bookish Pet Peeves|TeenBookLit101

  1. Megan @ bookslayerReads says:

    I feel the same about faces on covers! It ruins my imagination vibe.

    And I also prefer to read the book before watching the movie. It’s just not the same the other way around.


  2. Shouni says:

    I agree with all of these! Faces on covers is a HUGE pet peeve of mine, it doesn’t help that it feels like they’re constantly staring at me. And the whole paperback/hardcover thing really annoys me too, I’d love it if publishers published both covers at the same time.


  3. youngadultfictionreviews says:

    Sometimes I like it when covers include a character’s face/body on the cover because it helps me visualize them better, sometimes I don’t! But I completely agree that publishers and authors need to ensure that a series follows a certain format, especially when it comes to height! Books of different heights in the same series is quite annoying, and I definitely get where you’re coming from! Great post! xx


  4. Tammy @ a word about books says:

    I really agree with almost every single one of your pet peeves! I don’t really have a problem with faces on the cover but my worst nightmare are book series that don’t match – be it height, format, or cover!


  5. alilovesbooks says:

    Totally agree with most. I do also have a thing about when they replace the cover with a still from the movie. Leave the original cover alone. If people can’t figure out it’s the book that film they love is based on they probably shouldn’t be reading it.


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