Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit: Ten Tropes I Want to Stop Reading About

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme from The Broke and the Bookish is “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit” and I went for one of their suggested topics- ten tropes I want to stop reading about.

  1. Slightly geeky, possibly on the autistic spectrum, teenage boys- like in Black Swan Green, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close etc etc (But not Submarine by Joe Dunthorne as that is awesome)
  2. Living a life over and over, consciously or unconsciously or whatever- Life After Life, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August et al I’m looking at you
  3. The Tudors- unless you’re Hilary Mantel, in which case, carry on!
  4. Crime thrillers in which women are murdered and tortured in increasingly horrible ways
  5. Crime thrillers which feature a flawed but irresistible to women detective, with a tragic backstory
  6. Any YA particularly romances between over-achieving, intelligent teens. And ones with illnesses. The Fault in Our Stars- guilty as charged.
  7. Plots involving baby-loss or death of a child, its just too close to the bone for me and seems to pop up more than I would like.
  8. Vampires. Yes I guiltily enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, although it got increasingly stupid and badly written as they went on. But I’m done now. You hear me?
  9. Time travel in order to try and change history- Life After Life again, 11/22/63 its been done too many times
  10. Struggling to think of a tenth….

4 thoughts on “Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit: Ten Tropes I Want to Stop Reading About

  1. Your first one strikes such a cord with me, even though I can only think of Perks of being a Wallflower. But, I hated that book enough for it to put me off that trope for life!
    My TTT 🙂

    • I’ve only seen the film of that one but I agree! Thanks for reading and commenting, I’ll check yours out too…

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