Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT pick up a book!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish in which book bloggers are given a topic and asked to make a corresponding list of their top ten books.
1. Romance - I am sorry but I just don't love romance novels. It has to have something else going on in the book along with romance for me to read it.
2. nonFiction - I just am not a nonFiction reader. I have tried a few and never really enjoy them. I did enjoy Let's Pretend this Never Happened by the Bloggess though.
3. Sadness - I read to be happy and to enjoy myself. So if I find out a book is going to make me cry and be upset then I am skipping it.
4. Western - OK confession, I have never actually read a Western so I don't really know if I would enjoy it. But I don't love Western movies so I don't think I would love Western books.
5. Military/War - I have attempted to read novels that have a lot of Military lingo and War tactics in it and I just did really enjoy reading about it.
6. Sparks - Nicolas Sparks that is. Movies are too much romance and sadness (see above).
7. Biography - This must be the same as me not liking nonFiction. I just don't love to read facts.. I want to read about make-believe.
8. Tabloids - I was having a little trouble thinking of words so hey I picked tabloids. Like those oddball stories with the funny pictures that go with them? Yea not for me.
9. Love Triangle - I try to avoid love triangle books. Most books seem to have them but I do try to avoid them.
Military style books FOR SURE! I can never tell what is going onReplyDelete
I have tried to read them a few times.. but I just get sooo bored.Delete
I don't read anything by Nicholas Sparks either. All his books are the same.ReplyDelete
I just know I've never even seen the movies and sadly don't care to. But there are a lot of people our there who love these books!!Delete
I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but I have found some titles I really enjoyed. I think there has to be the right combination of my really caring about the topic, the author really knowing the topic, and the book being written engagingly. There's just huge potential for nonfiction to be dry because often the authors are experts in their fields, but not necessarily good writers. I would recommend Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer offhand.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recommend.. I will look into this. I am always trying to find good nonfiction.Delete
Several of these could make my list as well. Particularly Nicholas Sparks, I haven't actually read anything - so I shouldn't judge - I just can't help it.ReplyDelete
I can't help but judge it either. Maybe the books are good?Delete
If I were to include authors, I'd probably add Sparks as well. Too much romance and way too much sappiness. I can't take it.ReplyDelete
It's not my cup of tea either that's for sure!!Delete
I agree with all of them! I do like some war novels, but most are not my thing.. I dislike all Spark books as well as the movies, all are basically the same :(ReplyDelete
I tried to read these books that go with the Halo video games. They were all about war and tactics. Good night!Delete
LOL. I'm not a Nicholas Sparks fan either. I read one once and it was just not my thing at all.ReplyDelete
Yea I just can't do it. Lots of people just swoon over the movies.Delete
When I saw Sparks I just knew whom you were referring to, haha :D I never read anything by him but I don't think I even want to :DReplyDelete
That is funny.. you know who I was talking about. I haven't watched one of his films but should maybe so I can see what it is I don't even like!Delete
When it comes to military, I think I would be more likely to read the book if it were set in the country at war than just reading about a girl whose boyfriend is in Iraq. That to me is just blah... and too sad. Anyway I like biographies of certain really entertaining people... like rockstars. Otherwise I do get bored sometimes reading them! Great list :)ReplyDelete
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I think I haven't found a good biography yet. I have never tried to read one about rockstars. Though I have always wanted to read Madonna's book called Sex.Delete
Interesting list, some of these could also go on mine. Check out my list here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/07/top-ten-tuesday-3.htmlReplyDelete
I try to avoid love triangles as well, but when it's a favorite author, I can't resist. I actually haven't read a Sparks novel. Probably not missing much :)ReplyDelete
I know... I say I don't want to read about love triangles but I always am! Everyone just seems to end up reading these books.Delete
I'm also not a huge fan of the love triangle. If a book has it, it has to be well done in conjunction with the plot, not the basis for the plot.ReplyDelete
I've also not read a Sparks book...and I don't plan to.
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I agree... love triangles.. yuck. But they are everywhere anymore.Delete
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I agree - I am not into war books. Good list!
Love triangles, westerns, sad books... I totally agree on those. I have enjoyed some books about or at least involving war, battles, and tactics -- Naomi Novik's Temeraire series jumps to mind, and The Lord of the Rings has its share, as do a number of good SF books. But it's not a topic I would ever seek out for its own sake; I want a story about people (or other sentient beings), and if it's happening during a war, so be it.ReplyDelete
I used to avoid romances, mostly out of intellectual snobbery. Then some women whose taste and intelligence I respect suggested several historical romances to me, and I found that I really enjoyed them. Now I read some contemporary romance as well as historical. But I do usually prefer to have something going on in addition to the romance, whether it's a mystery or small-town fiction or whatever.
Nonfiction and biography... I read these occasionally, but it has to be a subject or a person in which/whom I'm interested, or an author I've come to trust and enjoy. I like Bill Bryson's books, for instance.
I feel the exact same way you do about romances. I mean if there is no other plot going on I am just well bored.Delete
As far as war goes I can take it in small doses. Like you said, LOTR. Perfect amount of military and war tactics. I enjoyed those because I could also understand what they were talking about and could picture the battles.
Oh yes on nonfiction and westerns. BORING. I'm trying to find something about nonfiction that I could like, and I just found a biography on Savonarola that might fit the bill. We'll see.ReplyDelete
I too try to find good biographies or nonfiction. It's not that I don't want to read them it's just that I need to find one that fits my interests.Delete
Icckkkkk Westerns! Totally does not appeal to me at all. I can't stand anything to do with it lol. Cowboys and horses? Meh.ReplyDelete
Now Cowboys and Aliens is something that is right up my alley!Delete
I am sadly not a non-fiction reader either. They are definitely not the books for me.ReplyDelete
And ugh, a huge no thank you to Westerns.
Great list! :D
I noticed most blogs I follow listed those on their top ten this week.Delete
Nice list! I don't think I'll ever read Sparks, too :) I mean, I enjoy reading romance, but I want my romances to be light & laugh-out-loud funny, so mostly entertaining, not full of sadness.ReplyDelete
And yeah, I stay away from non-fiction, biographies & love triangles, although the last one isn't quite possible, because they're so popular.
I agree about the love triangles. They are everywhere.. I just can't seem to get away from them. Or trilogies. They are everywhere too.Delete
love triangles. urgh. especially if it resembles the twilight type where the girl keeps one guy hanging on even though she and you as a reader know she's gonna pick the other guy. so annoying.ReplyDelete
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YES!!!! The predictable love triangles are the worst. I mean it is awful to have to keep reading the book.Delete
I wiil avoid those books at all cost!Delete
I'm picky about sad books, and while I want romance in my books, I don't read romance novels. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
I should do this meme... is it too late? I hate romance and love triangles!!!ReplyDelete
You made it in time!!Delete
Oh darn it, it was for... today! I still have time!ReplyDelete
Great list. Some of these I definitely agree with. I'm not huge into romance (including Sparks) and biographies don't interest me. And Westerns? Eh. I mean, maybe, but I don't think I've ever read any. The only one that is on your list that I am completely opposite on is sadness. Overall I'm an extremely happy and positive person, but I love reading dark books, especially when they can make me cry. I know, I'm a weirdo. ><ReplyDelete
HAHAH! I can't stand crying.. and when I do cry from a book I can be completely surprised. Like "When a Monster Calls". I didn't expect to cry at all!!!Delete
Number 6 - there are some major industry authors I avoid, and he is one of them.ReplyDelete
Great picks! I may be coming around to romances (what really seems to bother me are books not billed as romances but that totally are!), but I agree wholeheartedly on nonfiction, westerns, biographies, and love triangles.ReplyDelete
My mom loves romance novels. I should ask her to recommend one and give it a shot.Delete
Yeah, I SO agree with you on non-fiction, biography, sadness and tabloids. I don't read JUST romance books either and sometimes I wish the romance was absent altogether from the books I read. Love-triangles are mostly problematic for me too, and a HUGE pet-peeve of mine but some have actually kind of worked...though I'm sure the book would have been fine without them >.< GREAT list!ReplyDelete
LOL.. I don't know why I threw tabloids in there. I was thinking of things I don't read and it came to my mind!Delete
I rarely read nonfiction/biographies, but Let's Pretend this Never Happened was so GOOD :)ReplyDelete
I'm not good with sad/tragic books either.
Ha, I used read Western all the time while I was a kid, but I think I've grown out of it :)
And Sparks? No, just no.
I don't even know of any Western books. No one I know reads them. Though I think my mom loved Lonesome Dove. Isn't that a Western book?Delete