Happy Tuesday, fellow readers! I’m back with another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the amazing Bionic Bookworm! Last week’s Top 5 Topic was “Buzzwords that make me want to read a book,” so this week’s topic is all about the buzzwords that make us steer clear of a book.
Let’s get to it!
Now, I don’t really have anything against romance in a story. In fact, in most of the books I read, I usually expect/want there to be some romantic aspect. But if it’s obvious that the plot is romance-driven, or that the romance will take up a huge portion of the book, I’m usually turned off.
#4- Literary Fiction
This one makes me feel like a bad little English Major, but I actually don’t really like literary fiction? I’ve read my fair share of classics and literary fiction to get my degree, and it always just seems like so much work, like there’s always a deeper meaning I HAVE to find. I enjoy books that are layered and deep and have hidden meanings, I just want to be able to enjoy the story before I have to find those hidden meanings, and I can’t with Literary Fiction.
I am just not big on this genre, guys. I’m ok with psychological thrillers, gothic novels, and other genres that are sometimes related to horror, but not horror itself. I watched LOTR: Return of the King when I was 12, and had nightmares of Gollum coming to bite my finger off like he did with Frodo. Like, if I can’t even handle that teeny tiny part of a movie, there is no way I can handle an entire book dedicated to terrifying me.
Where we once again talk about what an awful English major I was. I was assigned Dracula when I was in college, and I couldn’t get past the first couple chapters. Like, even the classic, original vampire was a huge turnoff for me, so the newer vampires don’t really stand much of a chance, either.
#1- High School
Been there, done that. I don’t really want to relive it by reading books about it.
That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday! Thanks for reading, and make sure you check out Shanah’s Top 5 Tuesday post! Let me know what your literary anti-buzzwords(?) are in the comments below!