A while back I saw a post by Annie from The Misstery that listed topics she loved and hated to read about. I thought it was a fun point of conversation, so I figured I’d share mine. Definitely chime in with yours in the comment section below!
5 Topics That I Can’t Resist:
- Romantic Tension
I am a sucker for forbidden love and absolutely adore any sort of romantic tension between two people. When the tension evaporates (aka the couple is finally together), I always lose a bit of interest. It’s the WHEN WILL THEY FINALLY BE TOGETHER?! that keeps me rapid-fire turning the pages.
I haven’t read a lot of fiction books about cults (IF YOU KNOW OF ANY GOOD ONES, PLEASE REC ASAP!), but I have read a number of nonfiction books about them. I’m obsessed!
Survival stories that take place with zombies are my jam!! I find zombies so terrifying. I love being scared, so I tend to gravitate toward zombie reads.
That war was so gigantic that there will be no shortage of unique literature inspired by the events that took place. Every WWII novel I read is different, and I love them all!
Hands down my favorite fantasy creature! Whether they’re the heroes or the villains, I love every last blood-sucker in fiction.
5 Topics That Will Prevent Me From Picking Up a Book:
I’m a vet and am overly empathetic. I HATE reading books that involve animals (especially animal death, but even Homeward Bound is too difficult for me to watch), because it takes way too much of an emotional toll.
Nope. Absolutely not. Fiction or nonfiction, cancer is a mother f*cker and it makes me way too damn sad to read about it. When Breath Becomes Air? HELL NO. I started crying when I read the synopsis.
- Magical Realism
I hate that genre. Gabriel Garcia Marquez? No thank you. My brain wants to fit the novel into ONE genre only, and it doesn’t like when it can’t.
- Family Conflict
If there is any indication that the book revolves around familial strife, I won’t read it. Mostly for personal reasons, but beyond that, the subject is simply sad.
- Medical Stuff
Before I became a vet I enjoyed reading books that involved medicine (both human and veterinary), but now that’s a hard pass. I read to escape, not to be back at my day job.