Top Ten Tuesday: Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT Pick Up a Book


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where bloggers come up with their TTT Lists on different questions.

This week we’re talking Topics or Words that make us NOT want to pick up a book. This was a bittersweet TTT post for me this week because I generally don’t judge a book by the outside, but these are some words/topics that I try to avoid…

1. Unrealistic

I really prefer to be able to relate to a book and if it’s unrealistic, I just can’t imagine it happening, (unless it’s fantasy, of course) so therefore, I can’t connect to it and don’t end up enjoying the novel.

2. The main character is unlikeable

Usually, you find this out in the first chapter, because they’ll start to get underneath your skin. This rarely happens for me, though.

3. By authors I didn’t like the previous book of

It would most probably be a fluke that I didn’t like their previous book, so I would still give it a shot, only if it was as enthralling, though.

4. If the main character is childish

I really hate it when a teenager is REALLY childish, because it can come across really unrealistic and not “real” for me.

5. A book that is SUPER long

Unless it’s, like, a Harry Potter-Great-And-Powerful-Book, then I may fall asleep. If there’s hype and anticipation, I may pick it up!

6. Major drama

Unless it’s a High School book, or there’s family drama, life drama, SERIOUS drama, then I can’t take books seriously that have unrealistic and not-drama, drama. It’s confusing even typing that…haha.

7. Historical

I just don’t like them, and I don’t know why! If it’s a flashback in a novel to the 1800’s, 1900’s, then it’s okay, but if it were a full, historical book, I just don’t know if I would find it addictive enough to read…if there any suggestions, though?…

8. About Characters younger than me

I’m 17, so unless it’s not a main character, I’m fine with it. But if there’s a lead character who’s a lot younger like below fifteen…I just don’t know if I could connect. But it all depends! I believe in giving every book a chance, so maybe!

9. Tons of POV’s

They give me headaches! Two is probably my max…three at a push.

10. Slow paced

I like books that are in a steady movement, or fast paced, so when I feel like a novel isn’t moving forward enough, I feel awkward reading for some reason.


*I give all books a chance, so this topic was difficult because there isn’t really a topic I will avoid completely.*


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  1. Tons of POVs…good call! That reminds me, different POVs where it is difficult to figure out what character is talking!
    Great list.

  2. Thank you so much! I definitely find that confusing, especially when there's more than 3 POV's in one novel 😉
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. I can't stand unrealistic books either. If I can't believe it, then it's just not for me.
    And ugh, if a character sounds unlikeable, it's a HUGE turnoff.
    Awesome list! 😀

    My TTT

  4. So many of these are things that make me hesitate before reading/buying a book. I'm not into historical (I find it boring) and tons of POVs are just frustrating. I read a book fairly recently where the author just kept adding them! There was even a point of view from an evil crow at one stage… it was nearly enough for me to put the book down and never look back!

    Fantastic list!

    Kate from whYAnot Reviews

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