Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics that Will Make Me NOT Pick Up a Book

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Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick Up A Book:

I will generally read anything with good reviews, even if it is something I normally would shy away from.  But if I was in a library, scanning the shelves, these are the books I would shy away from:

1. Anything that says something like "For Fans of Twilight...."
Sorry.  That is not an endorsement to me.
2. Chick-Lit
I am VERY picky about this genre.  I have read some I enjoyed, but usually they need to be in small doses.  But books like Confessions of a Shopaholic don't usually interest me.

3. Zombies
I just don't really like the whole Zombie genre.  It is kind of gross and it is all kind of the same.  Plus I do not like the idea of zombie children.  It bothers me...a lot.

4. Aliens
Aliens can be a toughy for me too.  Some are done really well (like The 5th Wave, The Knife of Never Letting Go), but others...not so much.  I just hate it when it turns into an us vs. them kind of thing with the military and blah blah blah.

5. Werewolves
I prefer it when they just turn into wolves, not as much when they turn into slobbering beasts.  But generally I don't seek this genre out too much.

6. Anything 50 Shades of Grey-ish
I'm not a prude, but no.  Just, no.

7.  "Issues" books
I can be kind of shallow and I don't like depressing books.  Especially when they take on one topic like suicide, anorexia, abuse, etc.  There is so much of that in the real world, that it just isn't something I want to read about.

8.  Drug Use
This falls under "issues book" but it gets its own line.  I do not understand drug subculture.  I don't relate to it.  I have no desire to read about addiction or drug abuse.  

9. Parenting Books
I read a couple parenting book while pregnant.  Once my daughter was born I realized that parenting books were more annoying than helpful.  I am a big believer in parenting from your gut and knowing that every kid and every situation is different.  Parenting books want to fit your child into their definition.  I could write a whole ranting about parenting issues, but I will spare you all!

10.  Cozy Mysteries
You know.  The ones with the cutesy covers and punny titles.  They are just a little too fluffy for me.  I really liked them when I was 12, but now I prefer hefty mysteries and thrillers. 


  1. There are a few on my list that are "no way never" reads. For the most part, like you, I'll be willing to try something that has been highly recommended to me--especially by those that know the kinds of books I enjoy.

    And yes, "for fans of TWILIGHT" would exclude me, too. :)

    1. I totally agree, Colin. Good writing and a good plot can make pretty much any subject matter worth reading. :)

  2. Good list, I also dislike zombies, anything like 50 shades of grey and parenting books.



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