Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Top Ten Book Turn-Offs
Seriously, it never bothered me before I was in a relationship but since I've been with Mr. Turning the Pages (5 years next month) I just can't stand this theme and will automatically DNF the book. Just to clarify though, when I say cheating I mean cheating. Not you know kissing someone while you're with another person (no I'm not cool with that either) but if the other relationship is on the outs a kiss is hardly going to matter much. However, going behind someone's back to cheat is a big no no.
Bad Cover Art
Sorry, I know it's snobbish of me to bring up looks but, if a book doesn't have good cover art chance are it won't be high on my to-read list. That's not to say that that's always the case but it often is. I'm a cover whore, plain and simple.
I hate dumb heroines. I really, really do. Innocent characters are okay but I hate insipid characters with more fluff than brains in their heads. Also I'm not a fan of selfish characters. I can't handle it, and I honestly hate stories about rich girls.
Fecking insta-love. This theme is the bane of my blog world. I seriously hate insta-love. Insta-lust is fine with me but if characters fall in love after knowing each other two days, chances are it's going to be a major issue for me.
Lack of Diversity.
Am I the only one who hates that almost every book has a gorgeous model thin main character and she is almost always Caucasian? Seriously, authors I hope you're listening. Give us curvy heroines and multiracial heroines. Give us short heroines and tall heroines. Please just give us some diversity, as a multi-racial girl myself I'd like to see more multiracial characters in books.
Too many books set in the USA.
Please tell me I'm not alone in this my fellow bookworms. Is anyone else tired about all the books set in the USA? I mean sure, the USA is cool and all but what about Africa? Thailand? Japan? Peru, Iceland, the UK etc. I would love to see more novels set in exotic locals and I wish authors from other countries would write books set in the places that they're from because it gives it a nice authentic feeling.
Lordy, I recently came across book that had over bearing parents and while I thought that the author's writing was brilliant and I gave the book five stars but I hate it soo much. Perhaps it's because my parents were completely different but I hate pushy parents, inconsiderate parents, and absent parents.
I know I may be in the minority on this one but I'm not a big fan of this theme in novels. I don't like when one person becomes the third wheel and I hate when the other two people don't even care who they're hurting.
Okay, that statement isn't entirely true. I love me a good alpha hero but I don't like them being brutes. There's a fine line between being an alpha and being a psycho and I hate when the line is crossed.
Lack of proof reading and editing. I know that when it comes to reading books that are written by indie authors these can be two very common issues and I really hate it. I know it shouldn't bother me as much as it does but I hate when I find so many things wrong that could have been fixed in the editing stage but weren't.
That wraps up my Top 10 Book Turn Offs, so what made your Top 10 list this Tuesday?