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Monday, September 2, 2019

TTT: Genres and topics I avoid because they are outside my comfort zone

TTT: Genres and topics I tend to avoid because they are outside my comfort zone

Genres/Topics---
 1. Formula books... you know the kind where you could write the story because you know the formula for the plot?  I cannot make myself read these type of books and I feel disgusted if I ever get tricked into reading one.
2. Biographies/Memoirs of people where I disagree with their politics or values. I also don't read memoirs about people who are famous for a short time or because they are rich, etc. What could I possibly learn from them that I would care about?
3. Gratuitous sex or foul language---I don't avoid books that contain sex or language but it makes me cringe when it is over-the-top or gratuitous.
4. Horror genre---I don't DO scary.  I mean it.  I get scared by scary books (and movies) and I actually have nightmares.  Not worth it.
5. ...and zombies; sea monsters... I'm sorry but I just don't like the books which add zombies or monsters to classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
6. Manga---I like graphic novels a lot but manga confuses me. Even with the little chart which tells me what direction to go when reading, I always end up doing it backwards and then I can't enjoy the novel at all. I give up. If the book is written left to right I will read it, if not, I can't.
7. Sappy Romances---make me cringe.

What about you? What genres/types of books do you try to avoid?

-Anne


14 comments:

  1. I am with you on 2. They only make me mad so why read them.

    My TTT
    https://thereadingrebel.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/top-ten-tuesday-owlcrate-or-shelflovecrate-books-i-want-to-read-by-the-end-of-the-year/

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  2. I pretty much avoid horror. I mean, I like a good suspenseful or even moderately scary read at times, but not excessively so haha or straight up horror- that usually doesn't work for me!

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  3. I disagree with on all of these except number 1 & 2 especially number 2 most books about celebrity are annoying to read about.
    My TTT https://noorlightwoodbts.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/top-10-tuesday-books-i-enjoyed-that-are-outside-of-my-comfort-zone/

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  4. I agree on horror. I can't stand it. I get scared easily!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  5. I don't read biographies of people who meet those criteria either.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  6. Oh IA, definitely can't be bothered with people whose politics I disagree with or horror.

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  7. I don't read manga or romance novels either.

    My TTT.

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  8. I don't read a lot of horror. I generally like all kinds of books if they have a good plot and characters though.

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  9. I totally agree with you about sappy romances!

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  10. I completely agree about books with zombies and also sappy romances - just no interest. But when I think of books outside my "comfort zone," what first comes to mind is books that feature child abuse, sex with a child, child predators, etc. I know these things happen but it is just too horrifying for me to think about.

    I haven't read a lot of Manga, but I agree it's confusing!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  11. I'm not great with dense nonfiction. Narrative nonfiction is good, but I get bored if it's too dense.

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  12. I completely agree with 2 and 3! I was reading reviews for the current audiobook I have out which I thought was a fantasy book but apparently it's a YA horror...um, BYE! XD

    My TTT post!

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  13. I am def with you on #2. I will never read books by certain politicians because they are so starkly opposed to things I value or that are important causes to me.

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  14. No manga or heavy horror, although I've read King and Koontz in the past. I don't like cheesy romances, but have been known to read a well-written Regency.

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