Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Brookish. Who doesn't love lists. They make life easy! And fun!! It's always a never ending topic.

This week's topic is:
Top ten book turn-offs you encounter while reading

I read a lot of books without reading the synopsis just because everyone else has read them so this week is kind of fun. I very rarely will DNF a book because I try to give them the benefit of the doubt.

1. Animal Abuse - I'm can't stand books that hurt the family pet or even innocent animals. I don't see how it will enhance the story for me it's the biggest turn-off.  

2. Detail overload - Recently I've read a few books that have met the unfortunate DNF pile due to overloading. I won't name names but one book spent spent zillions of pages just driving across town. I get the need for world building but overload just overwhelms me. 

3. Slow starting books - If the book doesn't grab me then it's a struggle and I hate reading books I find slow it makes reading less appealing for me. In the same sense I hate books that drag on forever. 

4. Edward like guys - Ever since the twilight craze I've noticed an increase in brooding handsome guys. They are so overused it's getting to the point where I tend to avoid them. I like new exciting anything but brooding. I love my nerdy geeky guys. Or my tough werewolves. 

5. Forbidden love - I can't stand the taboo creepy stuff. It makes my skin crawl. I'm throwing inappropriate relationships into this one as well they are avoided at all costs. To creepy for me. 

6.  Rushed endings - It drives me nuts if I'm reading a book and it feels like the author has wrapped up everything in a whirlwind I'm left spinning. I understand if you're leaving cliffhangers I'll accept that as a valid reason but if your just tying it up before you hit to many pages that makes me grumpy. 

7. Cheating/Abusive/Controlling guys - These are common real life relationship issues and I prefer to avoid them. I hate girls or guys who forgive cheating it drives me nuts. I can't stand abusive guys, I don't think anyone deserves to be hit. Plus throw a little control freak into the mix of chaos and I avoid them all. 

8. Love Triangles - I tend to avoid them if it can be helped. I tend to complain to my hubby when I'm reading a book and shocker it's a love triangle. I admit I've read a few that aren't bad and worked out well but most of the time the girls pick the wrong guy. 

9. Graphic Sex - I enjoy a little steamy sex now and than but there is a limit and when it's crossed I send to just skip over the parts. I'm more into the story now a days than all the graphic sex. 

10. Unconnectable characters - I can't stand characters that I can't connect with. I love characters who aren't perfect, have issues, but grow by the end of the story. Those perfect boring character I'm unable to connect with. 

What are your top ten this week?


  1. I agree on the animal abuse (and all the rest btw) often it seems like a (ok I admit FICTIONAL) animal ist just treated badly so the reader knows that a character is bad to the bone (because of course we can't read between the lines and the author has to make it overclear that a certain character is reaaaally bad.

  2. I'm with you on pretty much all of those... especially abusive/controlling guys and the women who are drawn to them anyway. No, thank you! Animal abuse also bothers me, particularly if it's graphic or the author dwells on it too much.

    my TTT list

  3. Agree with number 10. No one is perfect, one of the best part of a book is to see the character grow. My TTT