It's Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and The Bookish! This week's topic is 10 things that make you NOT want to read a book, since we did the opposite last week. Let's jump right in!
10. The Insecure Heroine
This may sound cold, but I cannot stand an insecure heroine. I can't stand the girl that is constantly second guessing everything (looks, personality, intelligence, relationships, whatever) and puts herself down.
In some occasions it's okay and it's definitely relatable at times. All the time, though? No, thank you. I'm not an insecure person and I can't connect to a heroine that is.
9. The Manwhore
I don't have a huge problem with this in and of itself, but I'm just really over this sort of "trope". A book has to be really something for me to look past the manwhore aspect.
8. The Really Virginal Virgin
It's not the virgin part I mind so much, it's the virgin who's just so innocent, á la Anastasia Steele "what's a butt plug?". Girl, you're in your 20s. Don't even try to tell me you've never masturbated or read or watched porn. Liar, liar, pants on fire.
Just not really my thing. If I'm going to read paranormal, I want a different kind of creature.
Nope, nope, nope.
5. Actually, Anything Space Related
Space creeps me out in a major way.
4. Cheesy Covers
I try not to judge books by covers, but sometimes I just can't help it. Which is partly why I don't ever read historical romance.
3. The Useless Sibling
The common dystopian theme of the older sibling protecting and caring for the slightly younger sibling, and that mofo is beyond useless and does nothing to help out other than sit there and look sweet.
I'm the oldest of 7, and I love and adore most of my siblings. That said, if we ever get sucked into a dystopian world, they're all pulling their weight.
2. Cozy Mysteries
Just not my thing.
1. Love Triangles
My most hated plot ever. I refuse to read anything with a love triangle!