These were actually quite difficult to nail down, because there are many buzzwords that make me uninterested in a book, but I’m also open to giving things a chance if people say it’s good. Mostly, I’m lukewarm to a lot of things, but these five evoke an immediate NOPE from me. I’m not hating on them- they’re just not my thing.
If I hear the word “superhero,” you’ll likely catch me running the other way. Friends have forced to watch about 20348 of those movies and not a single one has caught my interest. I’m decidedly not a fan of any of the superhero conventions. I’m probably the only Leigh Bardugo fan not excited for her new Wonder Woman book, BUT I am willing to give it a try if it falls into my hands. I trust her to tell me a good story, and if I have to read a superhero book by someone, I’m glad it’d be her. Otherwise- heck no. Sorry Batman.
You’re probably like, “Wait, I’ve seen reviews of sci fi books on her blog before,” which is true, but it takes a very high amount of hype around a sci fi book to interest me. In general, I never reach for a sci fi book on my own with no prior recommendation, and the genre as a concept turns me off. I’m not very interested in sciency, outer space, futuristic, or technology stuff. However, there are sci fi books I’ve read that I do like! I just really need to warm up to it. But initially, every time I see a sci fi book my immediate reaction is “nahhh bye.”
The only werewolf I’m a fan of is Remus Lupin, and I do really like the book Dracula, but otherwise…especially the romance ones…it’s NO from me. I had my fill in the Twilight hayday, and even then I wasn’t a fan of the werewolves in that. Particularly the werewolves.
I’m very not into the smutty side of romance. Even for a pairing I love to the death, if they get a little too physical, I immediately start to edge away. I’ll endure it for books I love, but…when I see a book described as sexy or smutty or has a cover of scantily clad bodies…I’m immediately turned very off. Not a selling point for me.
I know you can read whatever the heck you want at the beach, but you know what I mean. Those fluffy, summery, light books that have a whirlwind romance and everyone’s happy in the end. I’m not opposed to cute stories, but I’m afraid my dark, pain-loving soul cannot handle this certain brand of lightness and fluff. Whenever I see the word “beach read,” or even just a cute cover that implies beach read, I’m out.
What are some buzzwords that turn you off? Agree or disagree with any of my choices? I’d love to know!