Although I have enjoyed novels in verse, reading poetry is something that I can’t seem to get into… I’m a quick reader and I think the subtle nuance of poetry is often lost on me.
Although I love thrillers, I can’t stand to be scared, especially if I’m home alone. I don’t like scary movies, haunted houses, etc. It’s probably because it makes me feel like I’m not in control and I don’t like it.
- High Fantasy
When a book has a map and a glossary of vocabulary in the back, it tends to disinterest me really fast – Lord of the Rings, not for me!
I never enjoyed reading the classics in high school and even the few I’ve picked up since, I just don’t seem to enjoy too much.
I could never understand why we were required to read Shakespeare in school, it’s a play, shouldn’t it be watched? And before everyone starts explaining, I know the language and format are important to understand, but I’d much rather watch a show than read it.
- Graphic Novels
A genre that I want to love, but just really don’t enjoy reading too much. I always feel like I’m not getting enough out of the story, probably because I do read very quickly and the illustrations almost get in my way.
I don’t have anything against autobiographies and biographies, it’s just not a genre that I’ll pick up for fun, unless I’ve gotten a recommendation for something specific.
- Adult books
I know this is a vast majority of books, but as a (former) children’s librarian I focused a lot of my time on middle grade and young adult literature and I feel like that is stuff I really enjoy. I’ll read adult material, but it’s not usually my go-to.
- Short Stories
I feel like just when I’m getting to know the story, it’s over.
There are always exceptions to the rule and I’m totally using an exception right now, as I could only come up with a Top Nine Tuesday instead of a Top Ten list. I’m more than willing to try pretty much anything, especially if I get a review from a friend or colleague. What types of books are on your Not Reading List?
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