Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: July 23rd

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about topics that make me not want to pick up a book! To find out how to do Top Ten Tuesday check out the Broke and Bookish!

1. Love Triangles - This is the one I hate the most and the one that I usually end up reading anyway. I never like love triangles but I try not to let them scare me off of a book that I might end up loving, besides they're so common it's nearly impossible to get away from them!

2.Christian Fiction/Religious - I have nothing against religion but if I wanted to be preached at I would go to church. So often with Christian fiction I feel like the author's main focus is trying to get their message across instead of telling a story.

3. No Romance - I love romance novels and if a book doesn't have a hint of romance I'm not likely to pick it up (sad but true).

4. Main characters who have children - I love kids, I'm even going to school for early childhood education, but being as young as I am I have a hard time relating to characters who already have children.

5. Super Young Characters - Just like with the above I have a hard time relating to characters much younger than me, I've already been there done that but I just can't make myself interested in a fifteen year old girls drama.

6. Pop Culture References - If there is one thing I HATE it is the name Justin Bieber in any sort of writing that is meant to be taken seriously.

7. Famous Main Characters - Similar to the above I can't stand books that center on famous main characters. I just can't take them and their problems seriously, plus most of the time their problems center around not having the guy they want or the latest Gucci handbag.

8. Non-Fiction - Maybe I'm just not reading the right stuff but even when I try to read non fiction on something I think I'm interested in I fall asleep.

9. Free Verse - I have read some really good books that are in verse but it's not one of the things I'm particularly fond of. Every once and awhile I feel like it but for the most part I try to avoid books written in verse.

10. Classics - Classics fall somewhere in the middle for me. I have read some that I really enjoyed (Pride and Prejudice!) but most of them I've really hated (sorry to anyone who is in love with All Quiet on the Western Front). Everyone once and awhile I feel like reading something that doesn't involve a shirtless man on the cover but that's not very often.

Leave a comment telling me what your Top Ten book turn offs are!


  1. I think I agree with about everything here.
    And, here I thought I was the only one who was turned off with #4. I still read books with them - usually when it neglected to mention it in the description. :)

  2. Classics are hit and miss for me as well. Pride and Prejudice all the way!

  3. I don't like religious messages in books either. Though I quite like verse novels. And yes, a little romance is a must for me too. Good point about the pop culture references- they get dated so fast!

  4. I definitely agree with NF, no romance, and characters with children. They all scream boring to me, haha!
    My Top Ten post :)

  5. Same here! Non-fiction especially is what always puts me to sleep!

  6. Something about religious books just rubs me the wrong way, I always feel like the characters are just a front for religious ideas instead of telling a story. I have read some good verse novels, but for the most part I tend to stay away from them... pop culture references always make it impossible for me to take any novel seriously.

  7. I've read a few books with characters who have children but I just can't seem to get into them. Maybe someday I'll find the right one but I haven't yet!