Tuesday, July 23, 2013

TTT: Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.    

This week's topic is:
Top 10 Words/Topics that will make you NOT pick up a book!
*These are in no particular order.

1. Fairies: Guys, I'm just not a fan of them. I don't know why I don't like them, but I just don't. Unless they're in the Mortal Instruments series (And that's only because there are a variety of different paranormal creatures in it.) or if its by an author I've read and loved before. 

2. Vampires: After Twilight came out, EVERYTHING was all about vampires. I just got burnt out on them. (But I DO want to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black... Because let's face it... the cover is gorgeous.) 

3. Werewolves: Same reason as above. I just don't want to keep reading about the same thing. (But I DO want to give Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock a try. I've heard some great things about it!)

4. If I've Seen in reviews that its like a Twilight rip-off: Guys I HATE this. I read Twilight already. Multiple times. I do NOT need to read it again with a different name. 

5. Ugly covers: Call me shallow, but its the truth. If your book cover is ugly, I will NOT read it. I know its a bad habit because I almost missed out on Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles because I hated the cover, but I gave it a try and I LOVED it!

6. Very little to no romance: Ok, I don't care what kind of genre it is, I love ALL genres. But I do need some romance in it to stomach some. Just to make it believable  Every girl and/or boy thinks about the being with someone. It's just human nature. 

7. Sci-fi: This may seem weird seeing as how my favorite series is The Lunar Chronicles, but I was even shocked I've liked that. I'm trying to expand my horizons by reading Alienated by Melissa Landers since I was so surprised by Marissa Meyer. 

8. Realistic historical fiction: Ok, don't all shoot me at once. I just don't like history. And if it is based on anything like that, I probably won't read it. Like Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz. I will read The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak though. I'm actually trying to get emotionally prepared for it. I've heard so many people say they've cried buckets that I'm a little nervous. 

9. Audio-books: If I haven't read the book before, I will not listen to it. My attention span is ridiculously short and I don't want to tune it out and miss anything. If I have read it, I can listen to the book and tune it out as I like. 

10. Dystopias: Ok, I like them a little, but only as long as its not just your average dystopia. It even took me two tries to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins because at first I didn't like it. The only Dystopia I've really read and just LOVED the first time through was the Divergent series by Veronica Roth! Maybe because it has that hint of romance that I need. 

What makes you NOT want to read a book?!


  1. Great list, I have to agree with a lot of your points. I'm also getting burned out on things like werewolfs, vamps, faries and dystropias. Currently, I'm really into assassins and fantasy the ones with historical aspects :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  2. Yep my books also have to have romance! I have also never heard an audio-book and I think that I never will! I know that it will bore me! Great list!

    My TTT

    Ally @ Book Fixation

  3. Ugly covers! Nikki! That's brilliant! And I so agree! I know, I know. "Don't judge a book by its cover". But I'm such a visual person! I can't help it! I completely agree with you on little to no romance. I need the love in my books! I like vampire, werewolf, fae books- but I am finding the good ones to be few and far between lately. They have to be done right!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  4. i agree about books with little to no romance. having a romance is must for me. and ugly covers lol. yup, a book's cover has to appeal to me to give it attention, if only to read the the synopsis.

    thanks for stopping by my TTT :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  5. I do find myself getting burned out on werewolves, vampires, and dystopians as well. I also need some type of romance in my books to keep me interested. Great list!

  6. great list! I cannot wait until the coldest girl in coldtown comes out because I am DYING to read that!! :]
    thanks for stopping by!

  7. I love some of these, like audio books and dystopia; but I agree with 4. 5. and 8. Thanks for stopping by!