Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics that Make Me NOT Choose a Book

I've decided to jump on board with Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top ten words or topics that will make me NOT pick up a book.

Yay! Let's show all of Becky's idiosyncrasies, haha. (Considering I'll read just about anything out there, this list was a little tough to put together. You'll notice I don't have a #10 at all.)

1. Erotica - yeah, no. 

2. The we've-lost-everything-in-bad-investments-and-have-to-start-over fiction trend - this also includes the all-our-money-was-made-through-embezzling-or-inside-trading-and-daddy-got-caught trend. I can't be the only one who's noticed these, right? I get why why it's a trend but when there are multiple books in this kind of vein really close together it's overkill. 

3. Animal based cozies - look I'm an additional cat or two away from being a certified cat lady and I don't mean to hate on cozies but they're generally not my thing (there are a few exceptions)

4. Cutesy hobby based cozies - I don't mean to knock cozies. I'm a mystery fan in general but not so much a fan of cozies as a whole.

5. Christian fiction of any kind - definitely not my thing! And religious horror baffles me (no, I don't mean The Exorcist).

6. Cancer a la Lurlene McDaniel - this stuff was all over the place when I was a teen. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now.

7. Books by reality tv personalities - does this need an explanation?

8. Corporate thrillers - there are definitely exceptions but I don't find the corporate world all that enticing or thrilling. I kind of feel like reading a couple of books in this vein covers it all.

9. Anything written by or compared to Nicholas Sparks - they're not suffering by not having me as a reader, trust me.


Rubita said...

Oh, oh, oh--I hate the "Daddy lost all our money" plot, too! Eugh--I need a shower just thinking about it.
Ruby's Reads

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of Erotica either really. Great list.

Unknown said...

I am not a fan of Nicholas Sparks either. I thought I was the only one. I am glad I am not alone.

Loni said...

Great list! And no, number 7 does not need explanation.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction said...

I have to say that I agree with most of your list! (Although Christian fiction wouldn't bother me if I could find some GOOD Christian fiction that's not terribly preachy and cheesy).

Unknown said...

Oh Em Gee, I totally forgot about those Lurlene McDaniel's books. Tearbait is the best word to describe them.

Here's my TTT!

Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

Becky LeJeune said...

Oh, @Rubita, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Haha!

Thanks, @Chrissireads!

@Tiffany, definitely NOT the only one. I know he has a huge following but it's not my thing at all. In fact, I think the Lurlene McDaniels fans of my childhood probably all grew up to read Sparks!

Right, @Loni! Like there's not enough of them on tv, they have to invade bookshelves, too!

@Nicole - I will read historical fiction with religious aspects (as evidence by yesterday's posts) but not actual categorized Christian fiction.

@Jessica - tearbait is right! Plus they were pretty much all the same exact story.

Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies said...

No Nicholas Sparks for me either! I hated The Notebook. I thought I was alone!

BookCupid said...

Lol...I agree with numero 7. Don't think I need their fashion advice. Especially Snooki.

Anna said...

Oh my goodness, the whole lost family money thing grates me as well. Mainly because it's usually a daughter who is the main character feeling the effects. And she's either a saint or a stereotypical, spoiled brat! WTF, right? :) Great list!



Kelly said...

Christian fiction isn't really for either. I've tried to read one, but it's just way too preachy for me. ):
Lovely list! :D


Carrie-Anne said...

I've heard about Christian horror too, and the whole concept baffles me. It seems like a really strange genre combination. I like books with religious elements or about religious people, but not something that's really preachy,