Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Avoid

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me NOT Pick Up a Book

  1. Vampires/Werewolves
  2. Zombies/Aliens
  3. Romance/Erotica
  4. Paranormal
  5. Hobbits/Trolls/Elves (sorry LOTR fans)
  6. Sports
  7. Pregnancy/Birth/Nursing (within non-fiction)
  8. Economics
  9. Espionage
  10. Fan Fiction
Some of these are okay if they appear naturally as part of the story, but if the word is part of the book’s description, I tend to think it’s going to be too major a theme.
Note on #2 – Unless the alien is more of the Matt Haig type. 🙂
Note on #7 – I had a scary, abnormal pregnancy/birth experience with C and nursing ended up being not an option. (Though I was able to provide some good stuff via her feeding tube for a few weeks!) A lot of these pregnancy/birth/breastfeeding type of books are unnecessarily guilt-inducing due to extreme views and that bothers me, so I just avoid them. Plus, they don’t really apply to me anymore (not going through that again!).