Top 5 Tuesday – Bookish Pet Peeves

Hi guys!!

I’ve had to miss the last two top Tuesdays simply because my work was getting on top of me and in addition to that, I’m spending the majority of my spare time training because I’ve stupidly signed up to cycle 100km throughout the night to raise money for Cancer!

(Top 5 Tuesday is a topic hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Bookworm. If you want to join in, head over to her page to get the details!)

I’ve been so excited about this topic since Shanah posted it because I’d be lying if I said I don’t like a good moan every now and again!


  1. Hoarding books we could do without

I’ll clarify this because it needs a clear explanation. I get that we all have our favourite books that we would never ever give away. But we all read some books that we could give away once we’re done with them.

Some of us can afford to buy best sellers as soon as they come out. Some people can’t and let’s be honest…..sometimes libraries can be a bit of a let-down. The fact that your income can hinder your reading choices really bugs me. I know it’s part of life, but it still pisses me off.  So, give your used books to charities (this is a double win, as the money will go to a good cause) or leave them on community book shelves!

  1. A change of book cover

It irritates me SO much when books are part of a series but the book covers don’t match. Arggghhhh!!!

  1. Book covers based on the movie version

This peeves me SO much. Why change a probably beautiful book cover for an image of actors dramatically posing!? Just….. don’t.

  1. Dust covers on hard backs

They’re just a massive inconvenience for me. They either get torn or I take them off, so I can read the book without worrying about whether I’ve torn the dust cover, which leaves said dust cover rather redundant.

  1. Stickers on book covers

There’s just no need for this really. Not only does it take away from the book cover, but it also takes longer than usually to peel it off because you’re being super careful not to dig your nails into the book cover and ruin it! They also tend to leave a horrible sticky residue….. yuk.

I could go on but those are my Top 5. I’m looking forward to seeing if anyone else feels the same!

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  1. Dust jackets are so pointless. They’re a massive pain in the ass and I don’t know a single person that leaves them on while reading. Is it really that hard to print directly on the hardcover? I mean that would make more sense! And I love your first point. If I don’t absolutely love it or plan to reread it then I donate it ASAP!
    thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂


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