Book Blogger Hop: Feb 18 – 24

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!

This Week’s Question

What genre do you refuse to read and why?

Submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People.

Oof, refuse to read? ‘Refuse’ is such a strong word! I don’t think there’s any genre that I would out and out refuse to ever read. For instance, I don’t really like Westerns, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t give a Western novel a try if it sounded appealing.

We’ll probably have to wander into non-fiction territory to get to a genre that I would be hard pressed to actually want to read. I’m not a huge consumer of non-fiction books for multiple reasons. First, non-fiction books are like the antithesis to my favorite genre, fantasy! I love fantasy because I can forget about the real world for a bit while I read. Second, a number of non-fiction I’ve come across read like textbooks, aka drier than the Sahara at high noon. I’m not in the reading business to be bored to tears. Of course, there have been non-fiction books I’ve read and enjoyed, so I can’t say I would never, ever read one. We gotta dig deeper into the genre to find something you’d truly have to twist my arm to read.

I think the closest I’m going to get are political non-fiction. I am supremely uninterested in books about politics. Does that mean I’m uninterested in politics in general? No… well… mostly yes, but you can’t get away with ignoring politics in this day and age. But the thought of sitting down and reading a book all about politics legit makes me cringe 😣 I could be okay with a memoir of a political figure, but, other than that, it’s just not my cup of tea.

Which is really funny because I love a fantasy story with a good dose of political intrigue. What can I say? I contain multitudes 😂


4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Feb 18 – 24

  1. I’m an international relations student, so I can’t really avoid politics. I have to read it all the time for courses, so I guess political non-fiction (for fun) isn’t that big of a stretch. I am pretty picky about political non-fiction though, as I find it’s sometimes hit or miss on the accuracy.

    For genres I refuse to read, horror because I don’t like to be scared and religious fiction (eg. Christian fiction) because I’m not religious.

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  2. Even though I read a lot of fantasy, nonfiction is my second-most read category, which is the opposite of what you said! lol! I guess I sometimes feel I need to ground myself after reading a few fantasy books. For me, I think religious books are a hard no. In the realm of fiction, maybe “true crime”-like books…there’s a lot of nastiness out there and I personally don’t want to read about life-like plots in my free time.

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