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25 April 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #87

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book.

  • Hype
    Sometimes if a book is really super hyped it puts me off - what if I'm disappointed?
  • Ugly Cover
    I can't help it, I'm shallow and like pretty things.
  • Badly Behaving Author
    Sometimes an author will say or do something and I'm like NOPE. Sometimes it's not even a big, bad thing.
  • Sci-Fi
    The thing is, I actually like sci-fi, I just think that I don't. It's like it's ingrained in my head that I don't like it even when dystopian fiction is my auto-buy.
  • Time Travel
    I just over think it to the extent that I don't enjoy the story itself. I think I've only liked one or two time travel stories and I've tried hundreds.

  • All 5 Star Reviews
    I get that some books are awesome and amazing, but if a book only has five star reviews then I'm instantly suspicious. Not everyone likes everything.
  • Cookie Cutter Fantasy
    After a while, reading the same thing again is just boring and predictable. I want a different take, something unique!
  • Religion
    I actually love books that explore religion, but when it's preachy and shoved down my throat then no thanks.
  • Spoilers
    When a book hasn't been out for a month and there are spoilers everywhere I probably won't bother. And yes, I'm looking at you Sarah J Maas and Leigh Bardugo fandoms because they are the worst at this.
  • Pretty Dresses
    I love the look of those books with the great big beautiful dresses on the cover, but honestly? 90% of the time I am disappointed when I actually pick it up, so generally I just look at the pretty and move on.


  1. I totally agree with you about not liking pretty dresses on a cover or religious content.

    Hype is a complicated topic for me. I've found a few good books that way, but I've also been disappointed a lot. So I'm wary when something is hyped up.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday!

  2. Great list!
    My TTT:

  3. Oooh good points! I am shallow and like pretty covers too haha!

  4. You're right, hype makes me super-cautious. And a big pretty dress lets me know it is absolutely Not My Thing, so I won't pick it up (I associate those covers with YA, which while it isn't an Instant Turn-off is an Approach With Caution as the romance quotient tends to be way too high for me).

  5. You make some excellent points!
    I know they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but if the cover isn't pretty enough I'm likely to put off reading it. It might be unfair but I just can't help it....
    - Marian

  6. Great list! I also can't stand books with ugly covers!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. I agree with so many of these lol, especially with books that have all 5-star reviews. It's never realistic. Also the ugly covers XD

    Austine @ NovelKnight Book Reviews
    (let's try this whole comment thing again with the right link lol)


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