Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (2/11/17) is: Genres I Don’t Prefer to Read
‘Tis the season of Halloween and pumpkin lanterns have taken over my social media feeds. However, it is not my cup of tea. Today I’m going to tell you about the kind of books that I prefer to pass over. But before you proceed, I’d just like to make it explicitly clear that just because I don’t like certain topics in books doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to like them or that I’m deriding your interests. If you’re not a fan of whatever I like to read, that is perfectly fine as well. Please remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinions.
Any book that has romance as the main plot fails to impress me. It’s like the same story told over and over again with different characters. If it’s a subplot, it’s a hit or miss for me. Don’t get me started on love triangles though! I can’t stomach them in any form. Needless to say, I steer well clear of this genre.
Although I’m open to reading paranormal books and have devoured a few in the past, true horror is something I stay well away from. I don’t believe in ghosts or the undead and related classic horror figures. I think the usual plot of a murderous ghost seeking revenge for an unrelated past grievance is far-fetched and elicits scorn rather than fear. That’s why I don’t watch movies or read books belonging this genre.
3. Literary fiction
This is a genre that I’m not very attracted to. The tone used in these books are generally more serious. I feel like it doesn’t suit my current state of mind. I might pick up books of this kind a little later in my life, but for now none of them are on my TBR.
What are the genres you prefer not to read? Are there any genres you’ve never read a single book from? Why do you avoid them? Let me know in the comments section below.