Top Ten Words/Phrases That Discourage Me from Reading a Book
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I've had bad experiences with these two. After Twilight, the YA market was way over saturated with these books, and the focus wasn't even on the cool paranormal aspect. No, it was on romance, and romance that tended to be unhealthy. Pass.
4. For Fans of The Hunger Games
I know, I know. I always say that I'm done with dystopians, but then I'll pick up a great one and fall in love with the genre all over again. It's a complicated relationship. As for the second one, I've read The Hunger Games. I've read 15 other books that are supposedly like The Hunger Games. How many THG doppelgangers can there be?
5. Pride and Prejudice Retelling
This may sound weird because I talk about my love of Austen (and especially Pride and Prejudice) all the time. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is my jam. But when it comes to books, I don't want to read a story where I know exactly what is going to happen, you know?
They just aren't my interest. This is actually a bit similar to vampires and werewolves because it's the romance that turns me off. If they were more like the angels in Supernatural, I'd be game.
7. Issue Books (Drug/drinking problem)
I love realistic fiction. I love light and dark realistic fiction. But Ellen Hopkin's books have never appealed to me, despite their acclaim, nor have any other books that are pitched as books about dealing with an addiction. This doesn't mean I won't ever read one, but they're not first on my TBR list.
8. World War II/Holocaust
I can't tell you how many novels set during the Holocaust that I've read. I've lost count, that's how many. (A lot of this is because the majority of the teen books in my temple's library are set during World War II and I read a lot of those books in middle school.) After a while, I think I'll read books on this topic again, but I need a break. (I am still reading nonfiction stuff on it, though. In fact, I'm signed up to take a Holocaust and Genocide course next year.)
9. For Fans of Twilight
No. Just no.
10. The Next Harry Potter
If it's pitched as the next Harry Potter, odds are it isn't the next Harry Potter.
What words discourage you from reading a book?