Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Words/Topics That Make Me NOT Pick Up a Book

Top 10 Tuesday (#15)

Top 10 Tuesday is a blog hop hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They post a Top 10 topic & other blogs participate & link their blog post to their website. It is a way to get to know your follow bloggers & get more traffic on your own blog! If you have a book blog, you can definitely participate! If not, you can still post your answers below in the comments!

Top 10 Words/Topics That Make Me NOT Pick Up a Book

This is actually a really interesting topic. It's not something I would ordinarily think of considering that I'm pretty open minded to reading most books. When going through some other people's lists it actually annoyed me that people won't read books just because vampires or some other mythological creature is in it. I used to be like that. I told myself I would never read a vampire book again because of Twilight. I would have missed out on a lot of great books because of that. Luckily, one of my former co-workers was able to change my mind. A book can still be great with vampires in it. The plot, characters, etc can still be amazing with the additional fact that the characters just so happen to be vampires.

Anyways, my list is pretty short.

1. Knowing in advance that the book is extremely inappropriate-That's definitely one for me. I ultimately refuse to read anything with extreme cussing in it or a lot of sex, especially ones with graphic details. One such example is those Fifty Shades books. It truly disgusts me how popular those books are and I will never ever read those books no matter what.

2. Horror-Sorry, I'm not into scary stuff. I don't like getting creeped out and terrified out of my wits.

3. Lots of Murder-Now, I'm not referring to books like Divergent & Hunger Games where characters are killed off because of war or whatever, but I'm referring to books where the main character kills other characters endlessly for no known reason or not a good enough reason. 

4. This isn't really a word/topic, but sometimes when a summary/description doesn't get my attention, I won't read it. The book could be amazing, but I wouldn't know because the summary was too vague or bland. A lot of the time though, I may still read a book with a vague or bland description, but only because it seems to be a very popular book that's very well liked. One book being The Fault In Our Stars. The description on Goodreads is very vague, but I read it anyway because I heard great things about it, and I'm so glad I did.

5. Again, this isn't really a word/topic. Sometimes I won't read a book because I didn't like the first few books in the series or they just didn't capture my attention the way I thought they would.

That's really all I can think of. I'm actually pretty much open minded to reading most things. 


  1. I agree with you, I read almost anything too. I'm more open when it comes to dystopian, paranormal, and apocalyptic books. With contemporary YA, I usually want the happy ones, so I tend to stay away if it looks too dark. And you're right, just because a book has a vampire in it doesn't mean it's a Twilight rip-off! I really enjoyed The Immortal Rules, for example. ~Pam

    1. Ooh! I'll definitely have to check that series out! Thanks! :)

  2. Horror is not a favourite genre of mine! It's too creepy!

  3. I wholly agree with all these! great list :)

    Here's my TTT!

    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea


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