Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Hey Book Nerds! :) Sorry for the lack of updates last week. (Aside from the Book Haul) I've just been really tired the last week or so, and the heats been getting to me. I've just been sitting on my bed doing jigsaws and watching my DVD set of Pretty Little Liars. It's been quite fun actually. :P Anyway, today's Top Ten Topic is quite interesting, and I can't wait to see what turns you off from certain books. I'm surprised that I made it to ten, as there are only a few topics that I dislike reading. Now that I look back on the post, there are more that I hate than I knew. A few months back, I would have mentioned historical fiction, but I no longer hate that. Now, onto mine!

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me Not Pick Up A Book
1. War.
I may be slowly getting into Historical Fiction, but this does not detract from the fact that I'm really not that keen on War Related books, whether they're fiction or not! I find War based books quite boring and depressing - that's not to say the books are - but I've just never been keen on the topic on the topic in general. Usually I stay clear or them, or only read the book if it has very little to do with the subject.
2. Religion.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against anyone who is religious. I'm an Atheist, and I just don't like reading books that are based solely around religion in general. A little of it is fine by me, but there are certain books that just go on and on about it throughout the entire novel. This just really irritates me, and I try to stay clear of ones that I know are going to be focusing on that subject in particular.
3. Autobiographies.
As much as I love reading books, I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction. Usually, I'm really not interested in the person's life and how they grew up. So it'll be a rare occasion if I ever decide I want to read one. I'm not saying their autobiographies are boring; they're just not for me.
4. Self-help.
I believe everyone's problems are individual, and a lot of the times, things that work for someone - can make things worse for something else. It's great if you find that self-help books ACTUALLY help, but I've read a few and just scoffed at them. I have a variety of problematic issues, and I find my own ways to deal with them. I don't think the authors of these books are helpful, and I kind of think they're acting like now-it-alls.
5. Animal Characters.
As cute as the book seems, I really don't want to read a book where the main character is an animal. No matter what type of animal it is - I just don't. To be honest, I find them kind of boring and annoying. That's it.
6. Cheating/Infidelity.
I am wholeheartedly AGAINST cheating in any way or form, especially when someone cheats on their boyfriend/girlfriend. I tend to stay clear of this topic, mainly because I get so frustrated at the characters and find myself wanting to wring their necks. No offense, but it's just not my cup of tea.
7. Poetry.
As much as I want to love poetry, I've just never really gotten into it as much as I'd like. To me, poetry is something I was made to read/study in school and I was definitely not keen on it then. I'm trying to branch out in my reading, but at the moment I'm staying clear of poetry, at least until I find some that I actually enjoy.
8. Sports.
I hate the majority of sports; it's as simple as that. I've never been a sporty girl, (can’t you tell?! XD) nor have I liked watching them. It's exactly the same with reading about them, they just don't interest me - and normally bore me to tears. If there's only a slight mention of it throughout the book, I don't mind. However, when the whole book is focused around it, it's a big no-no for me.
9. Steampunk.
I'm not exactly sure what the book definition of Steampunk is, but I'm guessing it revolves around the industrial revolution time period, but it has a slightly modern twist to it? Tell me if I'm wrong, but it's definitely not my kind of thing. If I see a book that's Steampunk related, I generally run screaming in the opposite direction. (Slight exaggeration, but you get my drift.)
10. Animal Cruelty.
I don't think I even have to explain this one. Who on earth wants to watch, let alone READ about this topic? The whole thought of it makes me burst into tears. I can't even begin to comprehend how ANYONE would want to intentionally hurt an animal, it's just sick.

What are your Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make You Not Pick Up A Book? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! ^.^ Happy reading! (:


  1. I agree with you on almost all of these. I'm really not interested in books about war, religion, or animal cruelty either. I love certain poems, but rarely read poetry either. Great list!
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  2. This is such a great list! I wish I'd though of some of these when I was doing mine seeing as I didn't make it to ten haha.

  3. I'm not a huge fan of sports reads either. I'm annoyed that I forgot to include it on my list.

  4. We're pretty much alike here, particularly with religious or poetry books. Great list!

  5. Religion and autobiographies are automatic no nos for me.
    I can't believe I forgot to add sports onto my list. :P
    Lovely list! :D

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  6. I refuse to read books that are 100% about sports. I only read books that has sports on it if it's like Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally. I don't really mind reading books with religious stuff in it as long as it's Catholic. I also don't like reading steampunk and autobiographies. It's just not my type.

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