Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week we’re counting down the Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book. Making this list made me feel so picky and like I just hate everything! I didn’t get to do the topic where you highlight the word/topics that make you WANT to pick up a book so I’ll need to circle back with that.
I’m wary of books that include these words/topics:
1. The Next Hunger Games/Twilight/Harry Potter/Gone Girl – Over-hyped books that bring on big expectations can lead to big letdowns.
2. Dragons – There are some epic fantasy books I’ve really enjoyed, but for the most part I just find that they are not for me.
3. Celebrity (TV/Movie/Reality Star) author – There are a lot of celebrities trying their hand at writing fiction, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. For the most part these books are a turn off.
4. Reincarnation and Time Travel – I’m more interested in time travel books if they look forward than go to the past. I just find these books generally hard to connect to.
5. Mythology and Fairytale retelling – Mythology books and I aren’t on friendly terms. I have tried and tried to like them and think I’m in the minority here but they just don’t call to me. Fairytale retellings are hit or miss, though I guess Cinderella works for me since I enjoyed Cinder, Ella Enchanted, and the nods to Cinderella in Throne of Glass.
6. Demons, Angels and Witches – There are exceptions to this rule of course, but for the most part I don’t gravitate to the paranormal.
7. Circus setting – This is probably why I still haven’t read The Night Circus! Circuses freak me out.
8. Animal Cruelty – I don’t want to read about the mistreatment of animals – that’s a deal breaker for me.
9. Dark, Dreamy and Creepy – Many times books described this way are very slow paced. Sometimes I’m in the mood for these atmospheric books and fall in love with them, but often they just leave me unsettled and are not in my comfort zone.
10. DNF – When bloggers whose tastes mirror mine mark a book as unfinished it takes away my enthusiasm for the book.
This list just makes me sad! Do you have any book recommendations that you think would change my mind about any of these topics?