Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Broke And The Bookish.
Top Ten Book Turn Offs
A series that is way too long for its own good- I don’t mind a trilogy or a saga, but when the series keeps on going with no end in sight, it really annoys me.
Love triangles- Ok so this is an iffy one for me, because I don’t completely hate them if they’re done right. If it’s a really obvious love triangle, and the girl is a complete wish washy idiot, who can’t decided because she loves them both then, it’s more than likely going in the trash. But sometimes I enjoy a nice subtle love triangle.
Overly descriptive writing- I get that that tree over there is super awesome, but you don’t need to write a page about the way its leaves fall. I’m happy with description but not when it takes too long and hinders the pace of the story.
Overdone/Re-hashed themes- Ever since Twilight, books about vampires and love triangles have become overly abundant. I hate picking up a book and getting déjà vu.
Vampires- As mentioned before they’ve been done to the death (don’t mind the pun), I think it will be a long while before I pick up another vampire book.
Whiny Characters- I like a strong female protagonist someone who kicks ass, and makes me want to be her when I grow up. Whiny girls just make me want them to be taken out like the stupid girls in horror movies.
Cussing – I don’t so much mind this as long as it’s used sparingly and in the correct context to make a point, but unnecessary F*%K’s and Sh@*’s , just for the sake of swearing doesn’t impress me.
A convenient ending, to a seemingly unsolvable dilemma- Sometimes it’s like writers haven’t really thought the plot the whole way through and when they get to the ending, their like “Hmmm, how am I going to get out of this pickle?” and then create the most obscenely convenient escape plan ever. Eg. “He woke up sweating, it had been a dream all along....”
What are your book turn-offs? Leave your links below :)