Thanks to the gals of The Broke and The Bookish for hosting this meme every week!
So technically this week’s episode is “Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book”, but I wanted to shorten it a bit ;-). I have to say that this actually really depends on my mood, so there are endless exceptions to all of these, but these ideas tend to make me more suspicious of a book.
Icky lovey stuff
Words: romantic, love triangle, true love
I’m not a big fan of pure romance books, and even sci-fi/fantasy settings that have an emphasis on the romance interest me less. If the book has these words in the description/blurbs, it is much more likely that that is the main emphasis so I get skittish ;-). There has to be awesome reviews that convince me there is more to the book than just romance (not that there is anything wrong with romance books, just not for me ;-) ) if I’m going to pick up this book.
Words: dark, gritty, twisted, gothic, horror
I’m such a scaredy cat and really can’t take much horror in my reading. I can tolerate some violence, but if it is too vividly described or if it is especially gruesome, I end up really not enjoying the book. Obviously I stay away from the horror genre in general, but there is a lot of fantasy and some sci-fi that strays into this category that I have to watch out for ;-).
Not for me
Words: contemporary, new adult
I’ve tried a couple of contemporaries and found I just didn’t enjoy them as much as sci-fi and fantasy. I haven’t actually tried any new adult, but so far it seems that this genre falls into the contemporary category generally. There haven’t really been any exceptions to this group of words yet, but when there is a new adult fantasy published, I’ll give it a try ;-).
I hope I didn’t offend you too much this week D: I’ll say again that I’m definitely not judging books in these categories, I’ve just realized I tend to enjoy them less. Link me up with your TTT posts!
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