Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

I struggled for a while about this one, for there aren’t many things that make me NOT want to read. After some humming and hawing, I finally thought of 10 things that turn me off from wanting to read. This list consists of both themes or aspects of a book, in addition to real life bothersome things.

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Ten. Car Rides: I am a roller-coaster, airplane flying, rock-climbing adventurer! I can handle reading almost anywhere at anytime. But one place that I can’t handle reading is during car rides, for I unfortunately succumb to car sickness every time…

Nine. Exhaustion: Reading is a wonderful thing, when you’re awake enough! When I read while tired, I miss a massive amount of information and realize I should’ve basically stopped a couple of chapters earlier, meaning I have to re-read it later and become frustrated.

Eight. Noise: I don’t mind wind or rustling or trees, traffic or music…but people talking in close proximity or in the same room as me just aggravates me! I start to tune into that conversation, mixing that and the book up. So I hide away in the abyss that is my room and blast music in my ears.

Seven. Love Triangles: I know, I know…but I seriously become so fed up with love triangles, especially if they’re in a series. I enjoy romance but the more traditional I suppose. Love triangles tend to takeover the story, even if it’s not the focal point of the story. I’ll still read the book…but it’s usually lower on my TBR list. Unless it’s manga for some reason…I don’t mind it has much in manga…

Six. Instalove: I will still read a book with instalove, but it’s a big turn off. I just find it extremely unfathomable and unrealistic. Seeing a progression is always better in my opinion.

Five. Horror: It depends on the author and the story for me. I love Gothic Horror and anything by Edgar Allan Poe. But I can’t handle much regarding demon possession or serial killers if it’s set in a horror based story rather than action or suspense oriented. I also can’t handle clowns…

Four. A book by an author who has emotionally hurt me too many times: *cough* Veronica Roth *cough*. Seriously though, when I become so absorbed into a book and have an ending that feels extremely unsatisfactory, it makes it really hard to trust the author in future works of literature.

Three. Death of a main character: I’ll still read a book when I know this is going to happen (accidental spoilers), especially if the story and deeper meanings are something I value. But it’s definitely something I refrain from reading when choosing my next big read.

Two. Torture/Rape: There are a number of books I plan to read or have read that discuss rape and torture, especially in a lot of coming of age books nowadays. However, I can’t read anything too graphic. I have an extremely overactive imagination and make very vivid pictures in my head of what I’m reading. Hence, I try to avoid anything to graphic regarding these two things.

One. Death and/or abuse of a child: Similar to number two, I can’t read books with this content simply because I image it way too clearly. I like pretending the world has no evil in it. When I read, I want to escape to a world full of light and beauty; the death or abuse of a child is, to me, one of the most depressing and dreadful things that can happen in our world. I will still read books with this content (I.e. The Perks of Being a Wallflower and No Telephone to Heaven) but it’s rare.


That’s it folks! Let me know your thoughts! What makes you instantly NOT want to read?

Happy Reading!

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

  1. Love triangles are the bane of my existence. I seriously have zero tolerance for them anymore. Just give me a couple that works through their issues and communicate instead of inserting a third party.

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