Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Topics that make you not pick up a book

brought to you by: the broke and the bookish

Jen's Picks:
1. Erotica: Just not into it.

2. Western: Marcia Lynn McClure is probably the only author that has ever interested me in westerns.  I really loved her book Weathered to Young.  But other than that, I haven't read any other westerns. 

3. SciFi: I can sometimes be persuaded to read this genre. I read Across the Universe and loved it, but I would never pick this genre up on my own. 

4. Horror: The older I get the less daring I am. I'm sure I would've been able to handle this genre as a teenager but as an adult I know that reading a horror book would lead to nightmares. I prefer to have my dreams nightmare free. 

5. Self-help: I just think these books look boring. I don't need anybody else telling me how I should act. My mom did a pretty good job of raising me and most of her advice has been great. So if i need help I'll ask her and if not what are friends for. 

Emily's Picks
6. Chick-lit: I have a hard time reading this genre, and unless the book comes highly recommended, I avoid these books.

7. Steam punk: usually I avoid these books because they are usually a little too punk and weird for me, with the some exceptions.  I would highly recommend Chris Wooding.

8. Steven King. I like ghost stories, I like atmosphere and being scared, to the point of hiding in my covers, however, I do not like being freaked out to the point where I can't sleep. And his books do that to me.  And his picture on the back of his books?  His picture alone creeps me out.

9. Cheesy Fantasy Novel covers.  You know the ones I am talking about, right?  The covers are horrific, and the characters look like they are one step away from being on a comic book?  And the women all look like guys fantasy art?  There are a lot of really good fantasy novels out there, and fantasy gets a lot of bad rap because of the cover art. ENOUGH SAID.

10. Angels. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some angel books out there that are pretty decent, but suddenly it's the new thing since Vampires started sparkling. But it's not my favorite thing to read about.  How many times can I read about Half Angels?  And I don't buy the whole genre. Because my idea of an Angel and this genre just aren't meshing well.


  1. YES! Great picks that I would put on my list too...in fact some of them are on my list.

  2. Totally agree with Erotia...just not my thing! And Stephan King creepy.......I won't read his books, I can't handle it!!!! BUT Steampunk!!!! GAH!! I love steampunk although I get why it is a hit or miss genre. I hate how the cheesey fantasy novels are ruining the genre! It is so annoying because so many times I read a summary only to look at the cover and be disgusted! That is not how it should be!! Awesome list!
    My TTT

  3. Good list, I hate Erotica and westerns as well.