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
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.
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!
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.
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?