Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a freebie, so I’m going with:
Top Ten Words/Phrases that will make me skip a book
I generally won’t read a book until I’ve looked on goodreads and it has at least a 3.75 rating. In most cases, I won’t read the book if the summary contains one of the words/phrases below.
Virgin. I’m 46 years old. I don’t want to read about virgins. Doesn’t appeal to me, and if it’s a surprise in the book, I’m generally annoyed.
Dominant. I’m over the whole Christian Grey thing, so if I see this word, I’ll pass.
Rape. Don’t think I really need to explain.
Daddy (mostly in titles). There are a LOT of books on Kindle Unlimited with Daddy in the title. I’ve read a few and for the most part, they are not good.
Vampire. Not a genre I’m interested anymore.
Secret Baby. I read the first 11 Virgin River books then kind of lost interest. She has a few other series I need to read.
Billionaire. With the exception to the series by Max Monroe, billionaire is generally a turnoff. Reminds me of Christian Grey and I’m over that.
Best Friend’s Dad/Uncle/Stepdad. Just no. This is generally a story about a 19 year old girl hitting on her BFF’s dad. Doesn’t appeal to me at all.
Menage. Not something I’m a fan of reading.
Beast. Along the same lines as vampires, and generally a fantasy.
What words turn you off?