Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.
A new week has started, and I have some announcements to make!
This Friday evening I’ll leave for a short vacation with my best friend to Danang city, where we will chill, probably take lots of photos, and just enjoy the time together! Meaning that I’ll probably be off from social media such as instagram and twitter. I will still surf all updates from you guys, but won’t be able to update myself, except for, maybe, instagram stories. I will come back next Tuesday afternoon, so I am currently scheduling my blog except for The Sunday Post, which will be later combined with next week’s one!
So now let’s get into this week’s prompt for Top Ten Tuesday, that is:
10 Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book
I’m not sure if I can list all 10 things, but let’s see what I have!
- Romance fantasy.
With ACOTAR saga being a lucky exception due to exceptional switch from just a regular romance fantasy into a very powerful series with political plot beside the romance, usually I give all romance fantasies a no-no. Definitely I was heavily influenced by the bad image romance fantasy has with Russian books, but even without so, I’m not really sure if fantasy is such a need for a book that is based solemnly on romance without any fantasy-related co-plots. For me, it’s like as if a writer is trying to put a very mediocre romance into a huuuuge balloon of fantasy that will easily pop if you stab it with a needle.
- “50 Shades of Grey.”
I honestly don’t know how to call these… books. But you got my point. I mean, I don’t hold any grudge against erotic novels, but with these kind of books… I really disliked the writing style, especially for sex scenes… If you want a nice description of hot scences, go to ACOMAF, Mrs. Maas did a very good job on that.
I overall dislike romance as a genre: it cringes me so much I can’t handle reading those kind of books. And if these romance books also contain an insta-love plot, then it’s a complete never read for me.
I don’t like when everything in the book is focused on romance and love, although I’m all in for little lovely details, but those details really standout in other kind of stories. But in a full romance book, no lovey-dovey thing will make me excited whatsoever.
- Horror/thriller genre.
Never, like never will I again touch any book of these genres. I had enough of horrible experience with Stephen King’s books, and I don’t want to go through that again. I’m a very sensitive person, and my imagination is doing its job waaaay to good for cooperating with my overall existing inner paranoid to give me nightmares that almost lead me to heart attacks. Same goes to movies.
- Unnecessary diversity.
It’s the same type of problem that romance fantasy has. If you add diversity just to make your mediocre story seem heavier, better not to do that. Yep, I’m exactly talking about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It was so highly praised by readers around the world, yet only a small group of people actually understood how pointless it was to add the diversity element into a very typical story that is, by the way! – also an insta-love story. Gosh, NO.
- Unsuitable pace of the story.
A.k.a. an action book that goes way too slowly, and vice versa. That is the reason I previously gave Juusan. The Phantom Academy by Sora Naumova & Mariya Dubinina 4 stars instead of 5. Seriously, when you’re reading an epic battle scene, do you actually care how messy someone’s hair is??? That’s what I’m saying.
- Overly hyped books.
Yep, sometimes that happen, too. Despite that I eventually read them, but I tend to avoid them during their peak, and read them when I am assured that there are so many people still loving the story. Well, actually all the things with overly hyped books are very ambiguous, so I can’t tell for all the cases. Exceptions still exist, actually. *coughTFIOScough*
- Absolute lack of character development.
What’s the point of writing an epic story if no character development is involved???
Okay, so I’ve got only eight, but I think it’s not a bad of a result, huh?
What makes you instantly not want to read a specific book? Do we match on any aspects here? lol Let me know in the comments section!
See you soon!