Top Ten Tuesday: Hmmm… Yeah… NO!


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!

Oh boy…

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.


Again, if the blurb of the book makes this clear, NO!

6. Instalove

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.

8. Self-Help

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.

9. Poetry

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…