Thursday, February 9, 2017
Instant NO's-- Random Things That Make Me Pass On a Book
Have you ever been reading a synopsis and are totally about to add it to your TBR until you see that one SOMETHING that instantly puts it in the NO category??
Well, I've been noticing lately that I put books on my NO list for the randomest reasons. Here are some of them:
Alaska -- I don't know why this is. I don't have anything against Alaska, but there's just something about ALASKA in a book synopsis that makes me fade out.
Celebrity love interests, especially pop stars -- I instantly think this going to be wish-fulfillment and I can't. It sounds nice to pretend like a pop star might randomly start going to your school and start crushing on you-- a totally and completely regular girl!!! But no-- this will never, ever, ever, EVER happen. So I can't.
Spies -- I should totally be into spies!! But I've never taken a teen-spy book off my TBR and into my currently reading life.
Mafia -- Just not interested for whatever reason.
Fake Boyfriend -- I think I may have exceptions to this in the future, but for the most part I am sick of seeing the "girl and guy pretend to go out for X reason and then ACTUALLY fall in love for real!!!" plot.
Teen pregnancy -- I tried reading a few of these and I haven't found any that were very good, so I gave up (BUT I do want to read Exit, Pursued By a Bear).
Motorcycles -- Another one I'm not really sure WHY. There's just something about dudes on motorcycles that screams CLICHE at me.
Princesses/Kingdoms -- Don't hate me. It's just why is it ALWAYS about the princess and the kingdoms they rule?? There's SOOOOOO many. I can't begin to weed through it to find the good ones.
Horses -- I don't dislike horses, but I just don't like them centered in books?? Not really sure why.
Witness Protection -- This goes along with the Mafia and the Spy one. Just not my thing.
Getting over a death by meeting a boy/girl -- I have read too many of these, so if I see a glimmer of it in the synopsis, I'm OUT.
Incest -- Creeps me out.
Sisters that are enemies -- I don't have siblings, but I'd like to think if I did we wouldn't do terrible things to each other. I get sick of seeing sisters fighting over a guy or being the evil to each other.
Not Like Other Girls Girl -- I've legit read synopsis's that say the character is "not like other girls". JUST NO.
Boy that sleeps around -- I'm not a prude, but until we can also make it "hot" that a girl has sex with multiple people, I don't want to read about how it's hot that a guy does.
EEK!! I almost didn't share this post because I was worried about people judging me for judging books-- but then I got to thinking that we probably all have weird, dumb things that help us to narrow down the giant list of books we want to read. I mean, we can't read them ALLLLLLL.
What random subjects make you instantly think NO??