Top Ten Tuesday: That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

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April 25:  Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book (topic originally done back in 2013) — tell us all your book turn offs!


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1 – Really bad reviews – 

Especially if they point out particularly problematic themes or are by a reviewer I respect.

2 – Student/Teacher Relationships

Why is this a thing? its cringe-y and weird. Its more a thing in TV, I’ve never seen it in a book but just…no. Just no.

3 – Unnecessary romance/sex – 

Sometimes romance its entirely unnecessary to the book it and feels so forced its unenjoyable. And sex scenes just make me uncomfortable.

4 – TERRIBLE COVERS

Some covers just don’t even merit a second glance to read the synopsis they’re that bad. Like Generic people looking off the distance stock photos etc.

5 – Genre –

I dislike adult romance and horror generally. And I’m particularly picky with mysteries and adult fiction in general.

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6 – Expensive –

Most YA books can be found online somewhere or another for $11-$16, or at the library etc. If I can’t find it anywhere for under standard price of $17, its probably not getting read. Unless its a special case like signed/collector’s edition.

7 – Author Drama –

When they is scandal involving the author – at least in modern day – being rude to fans, homophobic, racist etc. it makes me not want to support their work.

8 – Terrible or Absent Parents –

If terrible parents is a focus of the plot, then go for it! If thats the story you’re telling then tell it. But if its a YA novel, having terrible parents mentioned offhand one or twice and never again is just lazy. Especially so in contemporary!

9 – I Feel Like I’ve Read This Before –

Sometimes when writing in a certain genre, some elements remain similar. I’m alright with that. Certain tropes – many of which I in fact enjoy – come with certain plot lines. But when a book I’m looking at seems nearly identical to another, I’m put of reading it. Example, on netgalley I think i’ve seen three books up for request on the “speech/gestures are now copyrighted” theme and why? They don’t seem to have any differences.

10 – Terrible MC –

I can deal with an awkward or jerk MC if they are meant to be that way. If its a part of the plot. But sometimes MCs act so astoundingly stupid/awkward/terrible I have to put the book down because I cannot cope with such idiocy.

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

  1. So much yes! The unnecessary romance/sex angle especially. The type of books I read (science fiction and horror) just don’t need a lot of that in them, and it drives me nuts when authors to try to shove a side plot involving it in there.

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    • Glad you agree!

      I LOVE scifi, but most scifi I see is either “war and spaceships exploding” or “inter-planetary sex” focused and neither appeals to me. I prefer “weird science craziness”, “weird alien culture” and “time travel” type scifi.

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  2. I generally don’t read horror or short stories but I had a class this semester that only focused on the horror genre and they were all short stories. I actually ended up enjoying the class a lot and I’m more open to reading other horror stories. I’ve also come to the conclusion that fantasy series are not for me, with the exclusion of HP of course.

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