There isn’t much I won’t read. I was discussing this with Cass last weekend, and we were coming up with topics few and far between. I’m not that picky of a reader was the conclusion… however there are few topics that I stay away from if its openly in the synopsis or advertised as such.
Cancer… My heart just can’t handle it. I’m a crier at books. Even if its HAPPY I’m bawling, and I do like sad books but if I outwardly know, I tend to stay away from them. That’s why I haven’t read A Fault In Our Stars… !
Parent’s Dying … Another one I just can’t handle. It’s just TOO heartbreaking for me. And I mean if it’s the main plot of the book, it being about the grief. If I know it happens during the book, I’m also less likely. I have read books like this obviously but they really, really get to me.
Mermaids… I have nothing against mermaids, they just don’t overly interest me. I’ve read books with them having started and not realized but I tend to stay away from them because I don’t find that concept very entertaining.
Aliens .. Another one I just don’t find interesting. I know everyone keeps telling me to read the Lux series but they just seem weird to me!
Christian Fiction … I’m not entirely opposed to it, and I have read books that I have come to find out are Christian Fiction but I generally don’t find an interest in it. I’m not an overly religious person so I can’t often relate, so that’s probably the main reason.
But the one thing that will completely turn me away from a book… throw it through the air type of deal breaker is…
Not [excuse me] fucking necessary. I’m read a book earlier this week, that I went back and forth over if I would finish because of it. I did finish it because it was a review book but that one thing caused it to drop to a very unsatisfactory rating for me. It’s disgusting. When it’s used just to fill pages, as a “plot point”, I hate it. There are a ton of other ways to make a character a bad person and kicking or killing an animal is not one of them. I’m extremely sensitive towards animals, and no matter if I personally enjoy a certain one in my company or not, it’s appalling to use the harm of an animal as an unnecessary story line. Does anyone want to read about a dog getting beat to death? In a paranormal young adult book? I’m going to go with… No. I did go on about this in my review a bit as well but it really worked me up… and I want to know if anyone else feels the same way…
Do you have any deal breakers for books? Is there something that completely turns you away no matter what? I’m really interested to know! Talk to me 🙂