Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is:
Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book
Let’s get straight to it….
Triangles drive me nuts. I think a regular relationship is already hard enough why would I want to add another person to the drama. And even so it’s fiction I still don’t want to read about it. 😀
CLIFFHANGERS – aargh
Another thing that drives me nuts! I do NOT touch a book that ends in a cliffy. I rather wait until the second book or third book is released before I read any books with cliffhangers. The waiting alone would give me a headache and often I’ve already forgotten what it was all about when the next book is released – NOPE!!
Authors that have disappointed in the past!
That’s just the bitter truth. Once burned twice shy – that’s pretty much me. There are soooo many authors out there, every day a new author releases their debut novel, I don’t need to aggravate over authors that have already turned out to be a disappointment.
I stay away from heartache. I’m not a big crier anyway so those tear-jerkers are not the right books for me in any case. But if I find out a book has an ugly cry ending – I’m passing that one full throttle. On to something more uplifting.
I like the entertaining kind of drama – the LOL, over-the-top drama that comes with chuckling and captivates until the end. The drama just for drama’s sake is not for me. I don’t like drama in my own everyday life, I’m not going to read about it in books.
But I do have a few authors that special in that kind of drama and if I’m in the mood – but ONLY then – I might give it a spin. 😀
If the author is a BITCH!!
And yes unfortunately those are out there as well. Enough said!
Interestingly enough I’m apparently often a minority when it comes to hyped about books. For me they are often blah instead of YAY!!! So again, I have been disappointed before, nowadays I’ll wait and see. Maybe I’ll read it if it’s free or available through the library system, at least then I don’t have to feel bad DNFing.
If the blurb SUCKS!!!
It’s amazing how some blurbs work their magic, and others are just blah. That’s maybe not an issue with a trusted author, but with unknown authors if the blurb doesn’t catch my interest I’m passing it. I don’t have enough time as it is to read the books I love, wasting time on a book that doesn’t grab me immediately and that means if the blurb isn’t telling me I would be missing out – I’ll rather do something else with my time.
I think genre is a major swaying point. At the moment I read mostly contemporary, some UF, some M/M, YA, NA, PNR. I realized I have lost interest in dystopian, BDSM, and overly sexual books like 50 Shades wannabes. And I also realized don’t read much outside of the box anymore. I like what I read, I enjoy it, it makes me HAPPY! So there is no reason to try something else, but I’m never not interested in a great recommendation. Some of my most favorite gems have been books I might not have read otherwise. 😀
Pet peeves – we all have them. Mine are not that many but I do have some.
plot that makes no sense
If I find out any of those might be found in a book, I gladly pass it on. 😀