Top 10 Words/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick up a Book

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is the top 10 words/topics that will make me not pick up a book. Click here for my top 10/words topics that will make me pick up a book. (This week’s list in no particular order.)

1. Paranormal Romance, 2. Vampires, 3. Werewovles, 4. Zombies, & 5. Horror

The first five are all pretty much related, so I thought I would explain it all at once. They just don’t appeal to me. You’re not going to find me in this section of Barnes and Noble. Zombies, werewolves, vampires… I found them kind of gross. And they’re definitely not appealing in any sort of romantic way. I also really don’t like anything scary, so that also doesn’t help with my feelings of the paranormal creatures. So if any of the above are involved, I keep walking by.

6. Gardening


I mean this in a non-fiction sense, not that The Secret Garden turns me off. I have a black thumb, I don’t find working with plants enjoyable, so needless to say, you’ll never find me with a book about gardening.

7. Westerns

I’m not saying it would be absolutely outside the realm of possibility for me to read a Western, but it does seem pretty unlikely. I’ve seen a few Western movies, and they didn’t do a whole lot for me.

8. Philosophy


Just the thought of reading philosophy makes my head hurt. Pass…

9. New Adult

I like the idea of reading books about college students/people in their early twenties, but I don’t like the idea of this New Adult movement that seems to just focus on sex and on being edgy in general. It’s something that I personally just don’t want to read about. Plus, covers with couples kissing almost always get a pass from me for whatever reason. I like romantic sub-plots, but I don’t typically read books where romance is the main focus.

10. Poetry


I’m not saying I would never pick up a book of poetry, but I am not going to wander into the poetry section of a bookstore and browse just for fun. I like poems sometimes, especially more unique and funny ones, but I’m not a huge fan of the genre in general, not for any fault of its own, it’s just not my taste.

What words/topics deter you from a book?