Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week's topic is Things That Will Make Me NOT Want To Read A Book. Here are some things that I'm not a fan of:
Too Much Romance - I've never been a fan of when romance over takes the plot. Basically, the less romance the better in my opinion.
Forbidden love - Sometimes this can work if done well, but often times the forbidden love takes over the plot.
New Adult - Although, I'm closer in age to New Adult characters than Young Adult characters, I still prefer YA. Too much of the NA books I've read feature a little too much of the first three elements on this list.
"The Next Twilight" - It could just be the next super hyped up book, but being compared to the Twilight Saga dings it in my opinion although it could still be a great read in the end.
Special Snowflake Syndrome, aka The Chosen One - Obviously, this can be one of my favorite things since I just love Harry Potter, but sometimes it can just be too much of the same old thing. I like seeing that trope subverted - a great example is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.
Sports - Yeah, I only really care about Quidditch... (and fencing, I like that too).
Cozy mysteries - Overall, I definitely prefer something a little more complex, hard-boiled and/ or noirish.
Westerns - By this I mean, the stereotypical western - but I do like the genre with a steampunk or fantasy flavor.
Novels in verse - I like mixed media and alternate formats, but I have a harder time connecting with (or figuring out) novels in verse.
What makes you automatically not want to read a book? Do we share anything, or are any of my peeves some of your favorites? As always thanks for visiting my blog and for perhaps commenting below!