Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I don’t like to limit myself when it comes to books. I try my best to keep an open mind when trying new things, but some topics have been tried and most of the time they have failed. This week’s topic is about all those subjects that just never work out.
Toxic Relationships (abuse, cheating, etc.) — There are just some topics that make me sick to my stomach and this is one of them. I’ve read very few stories that were done well.
Dying Kids/Suicide — There are just far too many of these sorts of stories and while I wholly believe the importance of making these issues aware to the general public I’ve just grown weary of their heartbreaking material.
Animal deaths — Look, kill off the main character. Kill off the best friend. Kill an entire village. I DON’T CARE WHO DIES BUT IT BETTER NOT BE THE ANIMAL.
Love triangles — There are a few stories that have love triangles that I’ve enjoyed… I think? There has to be at least one since there are approximately a billion of them. No… can’t think of any. Just kidding, I’ve always hated these.
Steampunk — Steampunk is one of those genres that I feel like I should love. It’s like some strange eclectic form of fantasy but no matter how many I try I absolutely cannot get on board with this genre.
Sports — A character plays sports? A character watches sports? A character talks about sports? Honestly, it doesn’t matter, I really don’t care about any of it.
Christian fiction or when “clean” romance is referenced — Simply put, I am not a religious person in any way and I certainly don’t want to read about it. And as far as “clean” romances go… honestly, why fucking bother? *snore*
Motivational shit — I’ve read Oprah’s book and Shonda Rhimes book and both were lovely. Sometimes they help when times are tough. But honestly, most of the time I just want to be like “SHUT UP, MY LIFE SUCKS, LET ME WALLOW.” How’s that for personal motivation?
Westerns — Admittedly, I haven’t tried too many of these but the ones I have were a snooze fest. Maybe I’m picking the wrong ones? Maybe I just have problems with cowboys. Who knows.
Plays — I remember having to read a lot of these in school so maybe that’s where it all went wrong. For me though, I don’t want to read a play… I want to see it.