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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Instant Bookish Turn Offs


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Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book




1 Naked Men on Front Covers

I don’t see the attraction at all so a big turn off.

2 Fantasy

I don’t read fantasy except for the Narnia books, so anything in this genre gets a thumbs down.

3 Shortlisted for Book Prizes

These are normally literary fiction which I don’t enjoy so no chance I’ll pick them up.

4 Cartoon Cover

Anything with a cartoon cover that isn’t a comic or graphic novel is a big no no for me.

5 Couples Kissing on The Cover

Like the naked men this is another big turn off

6 Novels Written by Celebrities

I’ve tried a few over the years and haven’t liked many, so I’d rather read a memoir by a famous person than their latest novel.

7 Hyped Up Books

I’ve been caught out with these so many times that I just don’t bother any more.

8 Children

Anything to do with childhood abuse I can’t even look at, so I’m very likely to give a book with a child on the front cover a very wide berth.

9 Vampires

No thanks never seen the attraction with Twilight or anthing vampire related

10 Classics

I’ve tried over the years to read classic literature but I still don’t like it.










35 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Instant Bookish Turn Offs”

  1. Agree with all but 3 and 10 – there are some pleasant surprises in 3, and I like a good Jane Austen, for example – though I’m not a fan of Dickens 😉

  2. Haha no. 1 and 5. are big ones for me. I also tend to put off reading hyped books a while longer than others. Although, some manage to grab my attention 😉 I laughed about the vampires bit because I am a huge Anne Rice fan and also review Let The Right One In today. Also huge fan of fantasy. Different strokes 😉 Fun post ❤

  3. I thought that I did not like fantasy as well. Since you don’t read books with too much hype you probably wont ever do game of thrones. I really enjoyed those, I have not seen the show. I also enjoy the Conan the Barbarian stories, phillup pullman, Lovecraft, Dunsany and many others. I am right there with you about hyped up books except sometimes they really are just good. To each their own though, it is good to have a firm idea of what you and don’t like. My friends are always trying to force me to read things I just have no interest in. That can be hard lol

      1. I hope he will find joy in knowing I read all of these in college for a fantasy literature course! Without which I never would have gotten my toes wet lol.

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