Hello my lovelies!! Welcome to another Book Girls post! Did you all miss me last week? I missed all of you. I am now back from my sort of hiatus and ready to talk about this weeks topic, trends in books or genres. I was going to do a vlog, but the hubs came home and I can't do vlogs around him. It's just weird.
Other Book Girls Post This Week
Okay, so it seems that I am in total agreement with the other Book Girls about dystopians. It just seems like they aren't doing it for me. I really want to love them, but it's just not happening. I'm sick of not knowing why things are the way they are now, horrible characters, and not great world building. Especially with a dystopian novel. You need to make me be able to imagine how desolate and horrible things are now.
Another thing that I am so over, at least for now. The super douche bag guy who is drop dead gorgeous! It happens mostly in paranormal books, but we still get it in other genres too. That is a trend that I could definitely do without. I mean seriously, why does the super bad boy always have to be absolutely stunning to look at?
Oh, and speaking of the hot guy, what's with the popular hot guy always falling for the new girl, or the new guy is hot and falls for the awkward, not so popular girl at school. It's like it was meant to be!! They are soulmates and intended to be together since the beginning of time. *rolls eyes*
Also, the whole stereotyping thing. It really bothers me. I don't know if it's because I was a cheerleader, and also was in with the "popular groups" when I was in school, but I am so sick of the stereotypical mean cheerleaders who are blonde, and tall and gorgeous. I get it, some popular girls are mean, but so are some of the non popular ones. In fact, in my school, all of the popular girls were really nice and it was the ones who weren't who were mean and picked on people, and were just mean in general. And yes, I was a cheerleader and had a lot of friends, but I am also short, with dark brown, curly frizzy hair. I am not tall, blonde, and supermodel gorgeous, and I was never mean to anyone. I was actually friends with people from every group of people at my school. Okay, so I think I am getting off topic. Moving on.
A genre that I have not gotten sick of is contemporary, mostly in the new adult genre. I just find them so great and awesome. Well, actually, adult contemporary romance has been a big hit for me too. I think because I am a very character driven reader, and contemporary is very character based and doesn't rely so much on the world around them. It is real and believable situations.
I don't know if I really said everything I wanted to in this post. I think I do much better when I babble to the camera, but like I said, hubs was home and it's always weird vlogging with him here. What are your thoughts on genres and trends? Let me know in the comments. As always, we are more than happy to get suggestions on topics that you want to hear us discuss. You can find the form in any of our Book Girls tabs on our blogs.