August 2: Top Ten Trends You’d Like To See More of/Less of

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August 2: Top Ten Trends You’d Like To See More of/Less of (can do a combo of both or one or the other)


1. Writers listing music they listened to while writing the book – I’ve only been told about this and haven’t seen it with my own eyes. Yet, I appreciate the concept.

2. Recorded Books – These are nice to have when I commuting to and from work (nearly 40 miles each way). Also, I love them when I’m going on a road trip.

3. Steampunk – a cool genre just waited to be explored. Also, something for all generations to enjoy.

4. Christian Fiction that’s not sanctimonious – let Michele Andrea Bowen lead the way. Her books deal in real Christians with authentic problems. This is more about the forgiven than the perfect.

5. Trilogies and Quartets – yes, I like thinking about characters making it to the end of the first book. Also, I prefer shorter series as opposed to infinitely long ones.


1. Vampires – Hey, it’s hard not to succumb to the allure of this dashing species. However, it’s as though everyone has hopped on this bloodthirsty bandwagon.

2. Ebook battles between publishers and libraries

3. Amish fiction – I mean, seriously?!

4. Jane Austen novels gone paranormal – okay, I giggled at a couple of the titles when I first saw them. This has gotten old; learn how to write your books.

5. (As seen on Bookalicious) The gay bestie who is freaking happy and fabulous and perky – this just lacks development and engenders stereotypes. Please refer to number 4.