Book controversies! What books will you not pick up and why?Book controversies! What books will you not pick up and why? Casia #questionnaire
I refuse to read Pittacus Lore books. Because I read an article about how the authors who wrote the book are only paid a small sum and don’t see any of the profits for movie deals and royalties. Plus it’s developed by James Fry. He’s the author of Million Little Pieces. Which was marketed as a true story about drug addiction and healing. However… none of it was true. He pissed off Oprah so bad.
I mean… I might one day, but I just have to bring myself to do it.
I will no longer touch anything by Justina Ireland. She’s a huge bully on Twitter and I don’t hang with that.
John Grisham. He defended his friend who was arrested for child pornography. He argued that he shouldn’t be guilty for just watching it.
Any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books. First: not my preference I dont care for books with detailed sex scenes (ACOTAR series was difficult for that reason) 2nd: the actual writing seems poor, I have read small excerpts and the caliber of writing was really bad. 3rd: People that have read the books are all over you viciously defending them if you disagree/dont like them. 4th &final: it sparked an increase and acceptance of relationship violence. That honestly is what killed me. There is enough awful relationships without a popular ‘taboo’ book reinforcing the idea socially
I agree with you. Even though I am reading the second book via library right now, I do feel that it only encourages the idea of abusive relationships as good.
It passes off abuse and violence as bdsm and ok. Bdsm is all about the consent, safe words are sacred etc. In a true bdsm relationship the dom would never ever ever ignore the use of the safe word.
Honestly its just not my kind of book. The fact that it reinforces toxic relationships is just one of my main objections.
Frances Hope Agnor I have seen some of the movies, now I don’t know how faithful they are to the books, but I was more referring to other aspects of the relationship that are toxic and concerning. I have similar issues with the idea that some believe that Harley and Joker are ‘relationship goals.’ Take the sex out of it, the principles of both relationships aren’t healthy.
I’ve read the books and will never jump on anyone for not liking them. The writing is horrible, but I enjoyed them. Lol
Jay Asher, reason: Mainly because 13 reasons why doesn’t focus on mental illness and makes the victim look like a selfish character who killed herself for revenge. The Netflix series did not help and once again ignored talking about mental health, AND THEY PICKED IT UP FOR A THIRD SEASON!! Really seriously?? “The second season will focus more on the #metoo movement.” The girl is dead and the guy who was not in a relationship with her, but had a crush on her is still obsessing over her. Let’s get this straight too, she even names him as a reason of why she killed herself. He’s putting this girl on a pedestal and turning her into not even a martyr but a Saint. I get what they were trying to go for but the series is just confusing and infuriating….
Oh and ironically enough Jay Asher was accused of sexual harassment….shocker
Anything James Dashner, Jay Asher or Michael de la Pena. All have been accused of sexual misconduct and I dont support them.
Jay Asher, James Dashner, Orson Scott Card, Sherman Alexie … just NO!
Twilight… I love folklore and as vain as it is I can’t get past vampires sparkling in the sunlight… They are creatures of the night, not daylight disco balls.
God the sparkles bother me too!
I have no desire to read anything else by Sarah J. Maas. I binged the ACOTAR series and by the end I just wanted to rip my hair out.
Also, all those listed above accused during the #metoo movement.
Orson Scott Card. He uses the money he makes from his books to financially support anti-LGBT legislation (seriously he was one of the main funders to overthrow same sex marriage in California).
Cassandra Clare for reasons everyone and their mother is aware of.
Sarah J. Maas, Stephenie Meyer, and other authors who write romances that are actually rather abusive.
Wait why Cassandra Clare
@Tiana Cassandra Clare has committed plagerism before. She used to be a fanfiction author in the Harry Potter fandom until her work was removed due to plagerism accusations. She lifted whole passages and pages from copy righted work. In the aftermath her and her friends (who were adults) bullied other fans in the fandom who spoke out against her, some of which were younger fans. She literally drove other fans out of the community, doxxed fans who spoke out against her. I was 14-ish at the time and remember getting hate mail just for asking about what was going on. She used parts of that fanfiction to create her first books (Draco became Jace, for instance). I just find her to be a horrible human being.
I didn’t know that about Card. That is disappointing.
you should see his views on hamlet
Card is something else irl. I’ll read Ender’s Game eventually, but only because I got a copy before I knew what he was like. Thankfully it was at a library sale, so he didn’t make any money from it.
Books with the words “Fifty” and “Shades” in the title.
I won’t pick up adult fantasy, adult contemporary, or adult sci-fi because I don’t like the style of writing. It’s more verbose and borderline pretentious. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but usually I’m reading them despite hating the writing style. Other than that, I generally avoid authors that I know write topics I’m not interested in. I won’t avoid authors who have committed crimes or have done/said questionable things. I just might choose a method of reading that won’t benefit them financially if they’re still living (like getting it from the library or reading it at the bookstore instead of purchasing).
That’s how I feel about authors who are horrible in real life.
Marion Zimmer Bradley (Mists of Avalon) and her husband were pedophiles and I refuse to read her work, even though all proceeds go to RAINN now. I just can’t stomach it.
I will not give Orson Scott Card another penny of my money because of his anti LGBT actions, but I will find ways that don’t benefit him to read his books.
Sherrilyn Kenyon filed a ridiculous lawsuit against Cassandra Clare in which she claimed Clare stole her book idea. The lawsuit has more holes than Swiss cheese and I believe she did it for publicity, so I refuse to give her any and will not be reading her books.
Anything [else] by Cassandra Clare. She’s super shady and got away with that and online bullying and I had already bought her books and read them before researching it. So she’ll never get another dime from me.