{Top Ten Tuesday} Nope, not interested…

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book.

When I was thinking up this list, I was surprised by how many I could so easily come up with! Apparently I am pickier than I thought. 🙂

1.  Love Triangles

Just nope.

2. Cheating

I do enjoy some marriage-in-crisis themed books when they are done correctly. Most cheating in books turns me off, though.

  3. Long books

I know I’m missing out on a lot of great books because of their length. But I just hate committing to a long book when I know I can read 2 or 3 books in the same amount of time. I’m trying to get over this. I bought a copy of Stephen King’s IT a few weeks ago in hopes that I can get over my long book phobia. And that book is a BEAST.

4. Part of a Series/Not a Stand Alone

Again, it’s a commitment issue. I can do a duology, but when you’re talking 3 or more, I get scared.

5. Cheesy Romances

I don’t scare too easily with the half naked men covers, because I’ve read some really awesome books with those horrible covers. But, if the romance and writing is cheesy – no thanks.

6. Nonfiction

I know, but I just can’t do it. It is very rare that I pick up a nonfiction book. Unless it’s an author I’ve read in the past, i.e. Jen Lancaster.

7. Cover Snob

Yep, I will judge a book by it’s cover, and I have overlooked books because I didn’t like their covers. The Sweet Gum Tree is a perfect example. Hideous cover. One of my all time favorite books. Read it!

8. Instalove

Ugh. Unless it’s Colleen Hoover who makes it believable, I just can’t.

9. Hype Monster

Hyped books tend to be a big disappointment for me most of the time. I usually wait until the hype dies down before I try them. Unless I get an advanced copy of a highly anticipated book, and I can read it before a lot of other people start giving their opinions. I hate to admit it, but I’m easily swayed by reviews and other readers opinions. I won’t read something that has less than 4 stars, usually.

10. Classics

It’s terrible, I know. I keep hoping some day I’ll have the desire to read all the classics everyone loves. I even own copies of several of them. I figure if anything, my daughter will have them if they are required reading in school. I just have zero desire to read them, because boooring.

There you have it! What do you think of this list? Do you agree with any of them?

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14 thoughts on “{Top Ten Tuesday} Nope, not interested…

  1. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    Oh I forgot to put book length on my list. I am easily intimidated by long books and there are many that I think I would probably like, but know I will never read. I also don’t really like non-fiction. I read maybe 1 a year and don’t desire to read any more than that.

  2. pennma05 says:

    I share so many of your turn-offs! Especially the hype monster! I feel like so many books were completely ruined for me because of hype. Cheating too is a big no-no for me. Although we share many turn-offs we both know I love series and long books lol. They can definitely be intimidating though so I definitely know where you’re coming from. One of my epic fantasy series took me nearly 11 years to finish reading because there were 14 books and they were all massive.

  3. krazaykris says:

    Oh thank goodness. I was starting to think I was the only book blogger that hasn’t read and fallen in love with the classics! I actually agree with you 100% down the board. It’s very VERY rare if I stick with a series from start to finish. I just get bored by the 2nd-3rd book. So if I end up sticking with a series I’m a lil shocked at myself. Ha!

  4. evaallbooksconsidered says:

    I love this list and so agree with you re: cover – I haven’t read that book yet despite seeing rave reviews and owning it because of that cover! And love triangles are the WORST!!

  5. Kathryn says:

    With you on a number of these – totally. Although I will read a series if I love the author and there are many that I do. Long books ugh! Covers can work both ways. I just DNF a book with a cover and title I adored, what was in it – not so much.

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