Tuesday, April 25, 2017

~Top Ten Tuesday~ Book Turn Offs

                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top ten today is: Book Turn Offs

               So I don't have any real solid things that make me say I won't read a book really but there are some things that make a book less appealing to me and thus less likely to make my TBR or Currently Reading pile.

Non-Fiction: I'm all about going into another world and being surprised.  Non-fiction just feels like school work.

Poetry- If there is some poetry woven into a story that is all well and good but a book of straight poems is a bit much.  I never got into it in school and just can't let myself lose with it as much as other styles.

Historical- So yeah I'm not a huge history gal.  Historical aspects with other fantasy or supernatural aspects are fine but when it's just a straight historical I struggle.  I'm very much a product of my generation and when the female lead is "different" because she has opinions and the general idea of women being powerless and more like property. 

Super long series- I love me some series and I don't mind the length normally.  But picking up a book and seeing it already has 8-43 books already out it seems very daunting.  It's a large commitment and even if the series sounds amazing I'm leery to start I mean that is intimidating as hell!

Religious Books- I just don't enjoy strong religious focused books.  I don't mind a religious character but if the whole plot counts on my religious knowledge we're in trouble.

                 What did I miss?  Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!


  1. It took me awhile to get comfortable with non-fiction books myself. Like you said, they kinda feel like schoolwork sometimes. But I found listening to audiobooks helped for certain types of nonfiction works like memoirs.

    1. I have considered trying a couple more recent ones like the Gilmore Girls one or Anna Kendricks or even the Lindsey Sterling, figuring they might be much more relatable but haven't taken the plunge yet.