Top 5 Tuesday: Buzzwords that make me NOT want to read a book

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics!

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.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Buzzwords that Make Me Want to Read a Book

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics!

There are many descriptors that grab my attention about books, but I thought really hard about the things that shoot a dose of book adrenaline to my heart and make me bypass my Goodreads TBR and head straight to Amazon.com. Perhaps they’re not all the buzziest of buzzwords…but they’re my buzzwords :’)

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Top 5 Tuesday: Book Worlds I Want to Live In

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday August topics! 

Okay, this was a lot harder than I expected. I think I need to read more fantasy books that are set in happier places. However, now that I’ve got all my choices laid out, I think they all represent rather different parts of me, interestingly enough.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Male Leads

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week!

Upon completion of this list I realized I like my male characters to be the edgiest of the edgy and the softest of the soft. But mainly I like them to be borderline genius, have terrible parental figures at some point in life, and have a whole lot of sadness to get through. As my dear Richard Gansey III, who unfortunately does not appear on this list, once said, “Crushed and broken, just the way women like ’em.” Sorry, my guys. I loved putting this list together.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Female Leads

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday July topics! And check out her top 5 female leads!

This post was really fun to write, I love talking about my favorite female characters. It wasn’t hard for me to choose them, though there are many others I could keep the list going on with! So let’s get to it-

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Top 5 Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Read

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday July topics! And check out her top 5 longest books!

I really like this category, but I so wish I could say I’ve read a book over 1,000 pages. One day! I used the page count of the copies of these books I read, so I guess if I wanted to get REALLY accurate I’d look up the word count, but no one’s got time for that 😎

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Top 5 Tuesday: Fictional Boyfriends

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday June topics! And check out her top 5 fictional boyfriends!

I can talk all day about crushes, because my heart is no stranger to them. Fictional, real…celebrity, which is a strange mix of fake and real. But narrowing it down to what I truly felt was boyfriend material (for myself) was a bit difficult. The list could go on, but these are a few recent (and some older) favorites.

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Top 5 Tuesday: Historical Fiction

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Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in on the fun, check out the Top 5 Tuesday June topics!

I looove historical fiction. I love exploring historical events and time periods and cultures through books, and I love how they expose the different sides of humanity. Which is to say: I like my historical fiction to be heartbreaking and tragic and usually involving a war. So fair warning, nothing on this list is a happy read, but they do have a lot to say about love and perseverance and the human heart during tragic and terrible times of history.

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