Top Ten Tuesday is a wildly popular meme brought to us by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I am doing something different. I missed last week (I was lazy) so this week I am gonna mash up the two. So…
April 25:Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book (topic originally done back in 2013) — tell us all your book turn offs!
Plus! Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book
With out further ado, here’s my list of things that make me want to read a book:
1. Pretty covers
I fall in love so quickly with book covers. Just love ’em. Lately, the ones that just have text in a cool font and nice layout have really caught my eyes.
If you have read other posts, you’ll probably be able to tell that I’m a huge zombie fan. So naturally, if a book has got zombies in it I’m gonna want to read it.
3. Road trips
Books with a road trip are just awesome. Heck, any novel with an adventury/travel theme/plot are great. Nuff said.
I am a sucker for superpowers. They are just so badass and make me instantly want to read a book.
5. If there is a TV series/Movie coming out
I generally really like book to movie/TV series adaptations and always want to read the book first.
Alrighty, lets switch. Here’s my list of things that turn me off from a book.
6. Major romance plot
This is just generally not what I’m into.
I like vampires, if they are badass, blood-sucking vampires. Lately, if a book has vampires, they aren’t real vampires, and it’s a paranormal book, so see above.
8. Mary Sues
I just hate books with Mary Sues. Especially if they think they are butt-ugly but the author describes them as super sexy. And they are martial arts kings. And they can do anything, but only with the support of the super sexy love interest. Just blah…
I hate it when a book glorifies abuse, it’s just disgusting. This goes for animals and people.
10. Unprofessional covers
This ties in with my first point. I like nice, professional covers. An ugly cover just shows that the author didn’t care enough.
DFTBA and feel free to add your two cents in the comments.