Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at the other blog I write for, The Broke and the Bookish.
If I see any of these words on a book’s cover, in its summary, or mentioned in reviews from reputable sources, I get scared and usually run away!
Heartbreaking: Seriously. I read to escape from reality, not get heartbroken.
Erotic: 50 Shades of Ick.
Cancer: I just can’t guys! I get toooooo sad!
Animal Violence/Death: You hurt/kill an animal, and I’ll punch you in the throat and burn your book.
Ugly Tears: See my reason for heartbreaking.
Abuse: You hurt my peeps, and I’ll punch you in the throat.
Cheating: Cheating as a plot line just sucks. I don’t condone cheaters, so why promote a book about them? Plain and simple.
Zombie: I don’t understand the attraction. They are ugly and smell like death.
New Adult: I have yet to find a NA book I like/am interested in. For some reason, authors portray people in this age group as heartbroken sex maniacs. Anyone else noticed this? Almost every summary talks about a character with a sad/dark past who finds someone who lights their fire. It’s just not my thing. PLEASE show me a YA that does not do this.
Angels/Fallen Angels: I’ve come to the conclusion that I just do not like books about angels. I just don’t.
I also hate it when books are compared to other books I like. Like, how many books out there say they are like The Hunger Games? I LOVE that book, and I’ll pretty much be disappointed by anything that is “just like it”.
So, tell me what you’re thinking! Agree? Disagree? Do you know of any books that I just HAVE to read despite my feelings? I wanna know!
*Disclaimer: And aw man! I wanted to make a pretty graphic today, but I ran out of time! I guess a simple list will just have to do.