Tell Me Something Tuesday ~ Books and Genres I Avoid

Posted June 23, 2015 by Tanya in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 4 Comments


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted on Rainy Day Ramblings where we discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog.

This week I’m going to try something new and participate in Tell Me Something Tuesday. Just to keep you all on your toes, right? Can’t expect the same memes by me every week! I will try to be current with the post topics at Rainy Day Ramblings, but I may get behind and pick and choose topics.

This week’s topic:

What books or genres do you avoid?

First, I avoid non-fiction. I used to read self-help a long time ago. Then I went through a phase where I read a lot of spiritual. I wanted to learn meditation and tarot cards and stuff like that so I read up on those topics. But then I needed a break. I needed to get out of my world and now I avoid reading anything non-fiction. I think sometimes I feel guilty that I don’t live the way these books encourage you to and that ruins reading for me at all.

I also don’t read historical romance. I prefer to have my head in a contemporary setting. I don’t really understand the political and social rules of the historical settings. It takes me too much time figuring it out to enjoy the story.

I don’t know why, but I have an aversion to children’s books, middle grade, YA or New Adult. I can’t explain it really. It’s like I expect them not to have the high action or intense scenes that would keep me interested. I also do not understand the whole New Adult genre so I just avoid it. When I read a book, I don’t really think about the age of the characters unless it’s pointed out that they are in high school, or college, then I feel old. One book I’m listening too, I didn’t realize the characters were so young that they would probably fit into the New Adult setting. I think not pointing out their ages and classifying it as “New Adult” makes it easier for me to overlook. Is that book prejudice or what?

Other than those 3 things, I am up for reading just about anything. You wouldn’t be able to tell from looking at my reviews, but I have read some contemporary romance, thrillers and romantic suspense. Just not as often as my go-to genres of PNR & UF.

Do you have books or a certain genre that you avoid?