Reviewers, what is your pet peeve about the books you read?
I read a lot of first-time authors and I see the same mistakes over and over. I have my list of the ten things that annoy me the most, but what irritates you when reading a book?
There are the obvious distractions of poor punctuation, grammar, and formatting, but the subtle problems of foreshadowing, author intrusion, POV shifts and so on, can cause a reader to give up on an otherwise promising story.
I’m working on a new book called, “Ten Things I Hate About Your Book: Frank Advice From 25 Book Reviewers”.
Any reviewer who has a pithy complaint (and a helpful solution to the problem), may, at his or her option, be quoted and referenced in the book.
Please take my poll at
and let me know if you would like to participate in the book.