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. This list is going to be random because we’ve already done a similar one earlier this year with Top Ten Words/Topics That Make Me Not Pick Up a Book and I don’t want to list the same things, so I’m running out of options! Anyways, here are ten of my book turn-offs.
1. Love triangles. It’s never struck me as particularly realistic that all of a sudden two totally and completely hot guys would fall madly in love with the same girl. I’m over this being used as a source of tension or as a plot point.
2. Use of the words “lover” or “moist.” Oh man, the word “lovers” bums me out. Same with “moist.” Ugh, I’m shuddering just typing it.
3. Cheating. I just don’t understand it. It’s not something I would ever do nor would ever be able to forgive, so I don’t really like reading about it.
4. Ugly covers. I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, blah blah blah. But seriously…so many people work on book covers and no one spoke up and said maybe we shouldn’t make this so goddamn ugly? It makes me doubt the quality of the book inside, too, even though some of my favorite books of all time had terrible covers.
5. Describing a guy’s smell as “clean” or “soapy.” Seriously, this is one of the most overused phrases in YA. I get it, guys shower and that’s appealing.
6. When a couple lies to each other to “protect” each other. TELL THE FREAKING TRUTH AND SAVE ME HAVING TO READ THROUGH ALL YOUR STUPID ANGST.
7. Eating fish. I hate the smell of fish so much it makes me gag just thinking about it. Reading about eating fish makes me remember how much I hate the smell.
8. Lame nicknames. Whenever someone calls their love interest something like “my heart” or “siren,” it doesn’t sound romantic to me at all. It makes me laugh.
9. In-depth descriptions of clothes’ brands. I don’t need to know that shirt came from Hollister.
10. When the best friend is a bitch/asshole. Why is the main character even friends with them?!