Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book.
Some of these are more of a ‘rather not’ than outright hate for those kind of tropes. Others? Well, not so much. Overall, they will all make me less excited to pick up a book.
Do I even need to say anything? Just no.
You know when something happens in a book that could be easily solved by the characters just talking to each other, but for some reason *coughs*drama*coughs* they don’t? And the situation drags on and on for half the book. Yes, I’m not about that.
Even when I wasn’t sick of this, I still didn’t like it much. To me, it always comes down to one question: Why love triangles when they can all just date each other?
No. No, no, no, no. No. Just… there are so many consent issues wrapped with that, and they are usually not addressed? So just, no. Goodbye. I must go away and never return.
The only violence I like is people fighting with swords or with their pet dragons. Thanks.
Another trope I read too much of. With the exception of one series, all books with rock stars in it are just a miss from me. The stories mostly sound all the same. After a while, that gets pretty boring.
There are just way too many books out there about women who are kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery and, you guessed it, fall in love with their captors. Those kind of books are sold as being ‘dark’ and ‘gritty’ romance, but they’re just glorifying rape.
This one is more for personal reasons. I can’t read about the subject without getting way too upset, so I tend to avoid it as much as I can. Sometimes, though, a character finding out they have a terminal illness turns out to be the big ~twist the author has planned for their books, so a few slip through the cracks. ):
Once again, I read way too many New Adult novels where people’s lives were basically one miserable event after the other, until they met that one person who made it all worth it. Please, no. We all need some happiness in our lives.