Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: My Oh Hell No!

Hey guys!

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. 

7. Werewolves

Just not really my thing. If I'm going to read paranormal, I want a different kind of creature.

6. Aliens 

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!


  1. Great list!!! Love triangles are my number one, too!! I hate them SO much.

  2. Love these!!! Total agree with numbers 8,9,10. But cheesy covers are the worst. I will only read a book with one if someone trusted says it is good.

  3. I acutally like aliens and werewolves. I avoid over the top drama and angst, books that are meant ot leave you a sobbing mess. I also tend to steer clear of those cheesy romance books with the bodice ripping covers. In fact, I steer clear of historical romances in general because they just don't feel real to me.

  4. I really don't like love triangles either grrrr

  5. Great list! I can't stand love triangles either.

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  6. I've read them all..yeah not a fan of the virgin thing LOL