Top Ten Tuesday an original feature that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Essentially, for each week the list is a new topic and the feature is designed to share lists with other bookish folks! I love reading these posts and it’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers, so I’m taking it on!!
This week, the list is surrounding my top book turn offs; things that make me instantly NOT want to read a book.
Keep reading to see what made my top ten!
Number 1: Cowboys/Western Themes
Any novel that has a cowboy on the cover, a cowboy protagonist or anything “western” will have me participating in some serious book avoidance. I have no interest.
Number 2: Romance Novels with Naked Men on the Cover
I love me a romance novel, but come on, put some clothes on. I just don’t get it.
Number 3: Sport Books
Boring. Boring. Boring.
Anything with a heavy sports theme will not keep my interest.
Number 4: Any Book That Has An Obvious Y.A Look To It
I don’t read a lot of Young Adult fiction; it’s not that I don’t like it, but I certainly don’t relate to it. So, if a book looks too Y.A, I won’t even give the plot a chance. I just assume that I will not be a fan.
Number 5: Books That Have A Movie Adaptation Cover
I just get really upset when a book has a movie adaptation; I don’t feel like it is often that a book to film adaptation is done right! I’m not saying this will put me off of reading the book entirely, but it will definitely put me off from reading that copy!
Number 6: Historical Fiction
I generally do not read historical fiction. Once I read it, I usually enjoy it, but it isn’t something that I pick out for myself. Unless it is a WWII novel or something set in the Holocaust, I do enjoy those.
Number 7: Fantasy
Again, another genre I wouldn’t usually pick up for myself.
Number 8: If There Is Lots of Hype
Now I know this was also on my list last week for the reasons why I would pick up a book but this one goes two fold for me; if a novel has lots of hype, it will absolutely make me want to read it but it is on my terms. During the time of the hype, I refuse to read it and then, I end up reading it later.
Number 9: Classics
I know, I know. I’m a horrible person. I teach classics at school, I read classics throughout my time in university and I just don’t want to read them in my spare time.
Number 10: If The Book Is In A Large Series
I have wanted to pick up some J.D Robb books and some of those Stephanie Evanovich books but I cannot commit to that many! Some of these books are 23 novels in, I don’t feel like I could ever catch up and I don’t want to read them out of order.
#bookwormproblems at their finest.
Well, there ya have it, some of my book turn offs!
Any similarites? What book turn offs do you have?