Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is about the things we encounter while we are reading and it totally turns you off. Different from the topic we did this summer about things that turn us off before we even START the book.
My Top 10 Bookish Turn Offs are:
1. Judge mental Characters:
I HATE judge mental characters. A big example Cam from Down London Road. I cannot stand such characters and they instantly turn me off towards the book.
I do not like cheating characters. At all. I usually try to avoid books with cheating. I admire loyalty as a trait so cheating is a big NO.
3. Rude or whiny characters:
Characters who keep on whining about their situation are really irritating. Go and do something about it and stop whining. I also don't like characters who are rude for no reason.
4. Grammatical errors:
I really don't like it when I catch grammatical errors or typos in the case. I understand that there are honest mistakes but it takes a bit of enjoyment out of my reading.
5. Insta Love:
I like slow burn romances for some reason. Insta love to me is a bit unbelievable so yeah, insta love turns me off from a book.
6. Length of the book:
I have a short ish attention span. If I can't finish a book with say, 3 days I tend to get bored with it So super long books, I try to avoid.
7. Too perfect characters:
I liked flawed characters. People make mistakes and I easily relate to that. Too perfect, do gooders make them unreal and I don't like it then.
8. Pregnancy Plot lines:
Especially in new adult books. No, just no. I feel that the couple is obligated to be together because of the pregnancy and the true love factor kinda decreases. I want the happy ending on its own.
9. Long internal monologues/ descriptions:
Like I said, my mind wanders away if there's too much description. I get bored. I want something to be happening in the book while I'm reading. The book has to have a good pace to keep my interest.
10. Unhappy Endings:
I am a sucker for happy endings. After spending time with the characters from a book, I want them to be content when I leave them behind. I ~think~ I can take unhappy endings but only up to a point and that too if I'm mentally prepared for it.
What are your bookish turn offs?