You guys, April from Good Books and Good Wine came up with the best Blogging Challenge! And I’m totally participating because it is the best idea ever! Anyway, she came up with 15 challenges (one a day). You should totally participate, too! Here’s the cool graphic and challenges April put together.
It’s Day 14 and today I get to tell you my dealbreakers.
So when it comes to books, I try to keep an open mind. But there is, for sure, a major dealbreaker for me on whether or not I will like the book. And that is LIKEABLE CHARACTERS. If I don’t like the main character, there is no way I’ll like the book. I know John Green is all,
And I understand where he’s coming from. I do. But here’s my problem with what he is saying. It feels like he’s saying that how I read (that I need to like the main character) is the wrong way to read. And who the heck has the right to say that?
I understand that many, many people agree with John Green. And that’s great. But a lot of people feel the same way I do, and that’s perfectly fine, too. We shouldn’t be made to feel like how we read is wrong.
I am a Nerdfighter all the way, and a huge John and Hank Green fan. But I disagree with John a hundred percent with this.
So that is the main dealbreaker for me with books. Of course, this is something I won’t discover until I am already into the book, but nothing affects the way I feel about a book than the characters. But I do have a few other things that make me hesitant to read a book, but they aren’t really dealbreakers. Like I said, I try to keep an open mind.
1. Dystopian – You guys, I cannot handle dystopian books. They freak me out sooooo much. I haven’t even read The Hunger Games, despite many numerous attempts on my part.
2. Science Fiction – Again, they freak me the heck out. Although, I did read Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and they are some of my favorite books ever. But they are more the exception to the rule.
3. Love Triangles. Ugh! They just piss me off, and it usually leads to me disliking the main character which leads to my number one dealbreaker.
So, what are you dealbreakers? Do you need to like the main character to like the book? Any genres you avoid?