Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Words or Topics That Will Make Me GTFO of There
aka, things that will make me stay away from a book
If I wanted to read about dicks and other such things, I would be more likely to pick up a Sterek fanfic than an erotica novel. They just don’t interest me in the slightest.
2. A girl being torn between two guys
I don’t care about your love interests, I want to be where the action is! Stop worrying about men and think about how you’re going to survive the apocalypse.
3. Bad boy/good girl
Sometimes this is done well, other times it does my head in. Particularly in the Perfect Chemistry trilogy, where it was just the same thing over and over again. I adored the first book, but the following books added nothing new.
4. Cassandra Clare
I admittedly enjoyed the first three books in the TMI series, but then I read the fourth and Clockwork Prince and… No. They were bloody awful and I don’t know how they got published. THEN I stumbled upon a long post about how the author plagiarised an already published author back when she used to write fan fiction. Add to that a bunch of bullying and lies, and I decided that was enough. I’m not interested in reading her work ever again.
5. Historical fiction set in Medieval England
I’d rather read about some other country’s history, because I have had enough of own country’s royal drama. Give me ancient history or dinosaurs or stuff about any of the wars instead.
6. “Twilight fans will love it”
Okay, something like this is on the cover of Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, but I’m ignoring that.
7. A love story disguised as dystopian or apocalyptic
This kind of ties in with the love triangle thing, but I have found that these futuristic novels are often romances in disguise. And they’re not very good romances either. Cool it with the love drama and give me the action!
8. “I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding.”
Just kidding, but I thought Christina would appreciate it.
9. Christian fiction
The one time I tried it (unknowingly, but with an open mind, I promise), the plot was scrapped halfway through to suddenly preach about God and how his way w1ns. No thank you.
I’ve read a couple of books featuring characters with cancer before, and I really loved one of them. But I just can’t bring myself to read “cancer books” unless I’m really intrigued, since I lost my grandmother to cancer and I would rather not read about it.