Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish Blog.
This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Things that will instantly make me not want to read a book
- The book has less than a 3.75 rating on goodreads. I know this may make me seem snobby, but 95% of the time, I agree with the ratings on goodreads, so if it has less than a 3.75, I’m going to skip it.
- It’s about high school/college students. My son is about to start college, and reading love stories about young people seems icky to me. 25 years old and above for me please.
- It’s a fantasy book. I have no interest in fantasy – vampires, zombies, fairies, you name it. I used to read them all the time, then lost interest.
- It’s dystopian. Again, no interest, as these books usually follow a young person in another time.
- It’s written in the third person. I have a really hard time with books written in the third person. I will read them, but I’m more likely to read books in the first person, alternating POV’s.
- I’ve heard there is rape in the book. I have no interest in reading about rape, and if I come across a rape scene in the book, I’m likely to stop reading.
- The book has an ugly cover. I’m a bit of a cover whore, and if there is an ugly cover, the synopsis has to be really good for me to want to read it.
- There is more than one book about the same characters. I just want to read one book about you. If you show up in future books in the series, I’m happy to see you, but one book about you is enough.
- Erotica. I’m so over the whole 50 Shades genre. It’s so 2011.
- Books about virgins. There are SO many books on KU about virgins. Don’t care. If I start reading and discover they are a virgin, and I’m invested, I’ll keep reading, but put it in the title, you’ve lost me.
What are your turn-offs?