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

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the BookishThe prompt:Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want to Read A Book. I'll read almost anything but there are things that bore or annoy the heck out of me and I skim for them in reviews or when eyeing a book for the tbr pile so I can save myself some aggravation. Listed are a few of the books that taught me what I DON'T like to read ;)  

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VIP by M.  Robinson

Asshole "Heroes"

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Forced Humor

8226300Those Baby Blues by Sheridon Smythe

Convoluted Plots

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie FoxRant by Chuck PalahniukEnchanted by Alethea KontisForbidden Magic by Cheyenne McCray

Series That Don't Know When to Quit

Plum Spooky by Janet EvanovichGuilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1)

Pathetic & Obnoxious MC's

All He Ever Wanted by Anita ShreveThe Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Rude/Insulting/Off-putting Writing

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory FreedmanRumble on the Bayou by Jana Deleon

Terrible Writing 

Taken by Jaid BlackSnow in Summer by Tess Farraday100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed by Melissa Panarello

Too Gross

Maid To OrderMidnight Flight (Broken Wings, #2)Suffer the Flesh by Monica J. O'Rourke

Partial Books/Cliffhangers

Dominated By Vikings by Chelsea ChaynesThe Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury


  1. Oh my with series that don't know when to quit. Those Stephanie Plum books are like too many books over their expiration. I loved them in the beginning but gave up after book 20! Rude/insulting and terrible writing are big turn offs for me too. Great list!!

  2. Fully agree with you on cheaters, asshole heroes and dreadful MCs. I'm not a fan of MCs who are racist, bigoted or are just complete tossers or bitches. I tend to DNF books like that. Enjoyed your list!

  3. I can't believe I forgot to add cheaters - I hate them in books AND in real life. I also think Asshole heroes are awful and tend to stay away from them. My main ones were love triangles and animal abuse. I don't mind SOME longer series, like Charlaine Harris's Sookie Series - probably because the books weren't terribly long and I enjoyed them but super drawn out ones need to go - I'm talking to you Hamilton and Kenyon!

  4. Great list! I agree with you on all of those. I also get irritated with "instalove", stupid heroines and love triangles. :)

  5. Asshole heroes lol. Love that! I'm not super fond of jerk characters either. Obnoxious MC's too! And just say no to the series that never end.

  6. Ugh, don't even get me started on partial books. I can deal with a cliffhanger IF the story arc of the book has been completed but then it leads into the next book. What really gets on my nerves is those half books where the characters don't even get to the climax or complete/fail their goal or whatever!

  7. I feel ya about all of these. Asshole heroes is at the top of mine, along with never ending series.

  8. I don't mind cheating when it fits the story. I like that kind of angst and heartache at times. Oh man, I remember reading 100 Strokes, but don't remember much about the story. Damn, that ones lie a blast from the

  9. Great list! I know I read that VC Andrews book back in the day but don't remember anything about it. I have had to dnf a book just because I thought it was gross before though.


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