Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Words/Phrases that turn me off a book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a freebie, so I’m going with:

Top Ten Words/Phrases that will make me skip a book

I generally won’t read a book until I’ve looked on goodreads and it has at least a 3.75 rating. In most cases, I won’t read the book if the summary contains one of the words/phrases below.

Virgin. I’m 46 years old. I don’t want to read about virgins. Doesn’t appeal to me, and if it’s a surprise in the book, I’m generally annoyed.

Dominant. I’m over the whole Christian Grey thing, so if I see this word, I’ll pass.

Rape. Don’t think I really need to explain.

Daddy (mostly in titles). There are a LOT of books on Kindle Unlimited with Daddy in the title. I’ve read a few and for the most part, they are not good.

Vampire. Not a genre I’m interested anymore.

Secret Baby. I read the first 11 Virgin River books then kind of lost interest. She has a few other series I need to read.

Billionaire. With the exception to the series by Max Monroe, billionaire is generally a turnoff. Reminds me of Christian Grey and I’m over that.

Best Friend’s Dad/Uncle/Stepdad. Just no. This is generally a story about a 19 year old girl hitting on her BFF’s dad. Doesn’t appeal to me at all.

Menage. Not something I’m a fan of reading.

Beast. Along the same lines as vampires, and generally a fantasy.

What words turn you off?

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5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Words/Phrases that turn me off a book”

  1. I check the reviews as well, but I will go further and if a book has a three-star rating, then I’ll go read the reviews, some in each star category. Three stars mean, “I liked the book”. Normally three stars from means I liked the book, but there were some issues, which kept it from being great or amazing, but still worth the read.

    Words in the title that turn me off or make me reluctant.

    Billionaire – If it’s in the title, then that is one of the main focuses of the book. Has no appeal. I want character, not some entitled rich guy.

    Virgin – I’m 55 and I’m with you. Been there, done that, way past it. Characters are normally immature and naive.

    Rape – Unless it’s part of the backstory of one of the characters. I don’t want it to be a main part of the book.

    The rest depends on my mood at the time. What I want to read changes based on my frame of mind and health.

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