Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted 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 (topic originally done back in 2013) — tell us all your book turn offs!
1. Iffy blurb
I think we’ve all been through this, right? A bad or dubious blurb is a sure way to turn me off a book. I might rethink it if someone I trust truly likes it though.
2. Horror or Thriller
I’m just not a fan of the genre… I might read something and like it, but it will be highly unlikely.
3. Middle Grade
Again, nothing against it, but at this point in my life, I just don’t connect to it.
4. Love shapes
Look, I’m not saying never, but if the blurb states it as the central thing in a book, no thank you.
5. Blatant DISCRIMINATION
Again, if the blurb of the book makes this clear, NO!
Instalove is tricky, because I do like it sometimes, but not when the whole book centers on it.
7. Vampires, Zombies, WEREWOLVES, Aliens, etc
It’s usually not really my thing.
Look, I’m not bashing it or anything, but they’re totally not my thing, and I never felt the slightest urge to reach for them.
I’m not saying never. But will I give them a second look at the bookstore? Yeah… noooo…
10. Bad writing
If I haven’t liked an author’s writing style, it’s very unlikely that I’ll reach for another book from that same author…