Top Ten Book Turn-Offs


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!

Alright, I’m not going to lie. This one is going to be centered around one thing, probably. YA romance is currently a huge headache for me, and I don’t pull punches where it’s concerned. So here we go!

1. Love triangles

I don’t want to talk about this again. You’ve all heard me scream about this again and again. I hate these, and I’ve basically stopped reading a bunch of YA because of them.

2. Insta-love

People need a little bit more to fall in love than hot stuff. I mean, that can start a flirtation, sure, but there needs to be something else. Which reminds me…

3. Creepy relationships

You know those romances where the girl loves the guy despite the fact that in real life she should be RUNNING AWAY FAST AND HARD? Yeah, those bother me.

4. Boarding schools

I’ll read one of these every now and again, but I’m pretty done with this trope all together.

5. Romance-centric books

Alright, I tried to avoid romance but it didn’t work. Basically, if your blurb centers on a romance, I’m done. I’m so done.

6. Zombies

I don’t like zombies! I’m sorry!

7. Horror/Thriller

I don’t like things that are meant to scare me or even get my heart rate screeching. I’m fine with a little tension, but NO SCARING

8. Mermaids

I liked Of Poseidon! I did! But after that, not so much.

9. Retellings of classics

These just don’t go over well with me. I don’t usually even like the original books.

10. Lyrical prose

I like straight forward books, written in plain English. Lyrical nonsense doesn’t work for me.


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