Today the topic of Top 5 Sundays at Larissa’s Bookish Life is Reasons I’ll quit an Author.
Most of the time I’ll wander away from an author because I don’t have enough time to read everything I’d want to. Sometimes it’s because I’ve found new authors whose (current) books I’m just in a hurry to read quicker.
1, Wrong for me genre
Sometimes authors write in different genres. I’ve realized that even if the author is someone whose work I usually enjoy, I’m just not interested in all genres.
2, Prolonged UST
I’m not a romance reader. It’s very rare for me to enjoy a long lasting unsatisfied sexual tension. It’s especially excruciating when there’s some laughably shallow reason to keep the would be lovers apart. And don’t get me started on moronic misunderstandings!
3, Idiotic love triangle
Sadly, most of the time it’s blindingly clear whom the heroine is going to choose. I don’t have patience for these at all.
4, Rape, especially with underage victim
I’ve noticed that the older I get the less patience I have with this. The vast majority is lazy and short hand writing anyway, to quickly make the reader either hate the bad guy or sympathize with the victim, or both.
5, Homophobia, fatphobia, racism, sexism, misogyny
Sadly, some authors (too) think that other people should not have human rights because they somehow different. This can come through either in the text or the author’s remarks.