Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. I’ve already revealed ten words/topics that instantly catch my attention when it comes to reading, but this week is all about the opposite reaction. Here are ten words/topics that make me avoid certain books like the plague.
1. “Vampires.” I’ve read Twilight. I watch True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. I have more than enough of a vampire fix.
2. “Werewolves.” Werewolves have never really done it for me. I just don’t see anything attractive or interesting about turning into a man-wolf once a month. I would take vampires over werewolves any day. Though this opinion might change the longer I watch Teen Wolf.
3. “New York.” I’m not a fan of NYC. It’s big and dirty and crowded. I’m okay with vacationing there, but I would never want to live there and I certainly don’t want to read about it.
4. “Cancer.” I cry too much. Also, I feel like since I’ve read The Fault in Our Stars, I’ll never need another cancer book.
5. “Horror.” I won’t watch horror movies and I won’t read horror books. Sorry, no Stephen King for me.
6. “Animal violence/death.” This is the most unnecessary thing ever and I won’t read it or watch it. I’ve actually put a book down and never finished when an animal was killed. I refuse to watch Gladiator because he kills a tiger.
7. “Popular.” I’m way over the pretty popular girl with the heart of gold story. Mainly because I find it incredibly unbelievable.
8. “The next Harry Potter.” This one just annoys me. It’s a straight up lie. Nothing is ever going to be the next Harry Potter. It’s time marketing departments got over it and stopped comparing every fantasy novel published to HP.
9. “Forbidden romance.” It’s never as forbidden as they think it is.
10. “Angels.” I’m becoming more open to this one, but I still won’t read it unless I hear tons of rave reviews or personal recommendations. I read Unearthly because a friend raved about it and I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone because everyone was talking about it. Since I loved both of those maybe angels won’t be as taboo, but I’m still unlikely to pick up an angel book in the bookstore.