Sunday 21 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Words/Topics that will make you NOT pick up abook...

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. I'd love to share my lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

I'm glad we have to opposite of this one. Needless to say, these words & topics are not definitive, I will consider books that involve these themes, but in general these words/topics are not on my radar...

1. Crime, just not a fan of this genre at all. I've tried with various crime type books, a novella I can just about manage, but not a whole novel.

2. Vampires. I'm a lazy reader, I need to read about read people and therefore vampires just don't do it for me!

3. Murder. Inquire prepared to deal with death in a novel but murderbis just a bit too far, it kind of comes under the heading of crime or mystery too, and therefore just not my cup of tea...

4. Mythical creatures. Again being a lazy reader, I don't like to have to conjure up images of brand new creatures in my head, I would prefer to know that I am dealing with a guine pig or a hamster, rather than a unicorn or a hobbit! 

5. Mystery. Following on from crime. I couldn't even deal with The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes, that is how much this genre will make me out a book down, the merest mention of it and I'm gone! 

6. Ghosts. I have read a few chick-lit novels which feature ghosts and these have been slightly harder to read for me. The Brightest Star in the sky by Marian Keyes and a novella by Sheila O'Flanagan I managed to deal with, but in general I need real people and real things to read about...

7. Sci-fi. See vampires.

8. Dystopia, again being a lazy reader I don't want to have to conjure up images of other worlds and other times in my mind when I am reading!

9. Domestic abuse. I find this subject really difficult to read about. I have had to stop otherwise fabulous novels by some of my favourite authors because this subnet makes me unable to carry on reading...

10. Names of ex boyfriends. I can't do it, I don't like reading about people with the same names as people I have fallen out with. I know that might make me seem a bit narrow-minded but there you go, just don't like it!

So there you go, probably not many of these will appear on other people's lists, but I'd love to hear what DID make it onto yours, leave me a comment!


  1. I'm not into mythical creatures either and, im my opinion, vampires have had their day.

  2. Good point about books that has the names of your ex-boyfriends in it! But hey, it'll be fun to read about your ex-boyfriend being the bad guy and him getting killed off. :P
    I like your lovely list! :D

    My TTT