Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly social blog hop between book bloggers. There are two hosts: Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read. If you want to join in, click on either of their blogs to get the details. The FF question of the day is:
Q: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?
I think that I probably avoid certain sub-genres. For example, I like certain works of historical non-fiction, but I'm not interested in historical military non-fiction. I'm also typically not interested in spiritual or self-help books. What else? Humor! I dislike joke books and works by comedians. In terms of fiction, I'll read any genre. I'm sure there must be an exception to that rule, but I can't think of it. I also dislike books that are meant to be hip or ironic. In other words, if it's being sold at Urban Outfitters, I will probably dislike it. Finally, I'm not interested in books about sports.
Just for fun, I compiled a top ten list of books that exemplify the sub-genres I'm not interested in. I've highlighted in blue the ones that I have read. If you put a gun to my head, I could read each of these without vomiting, but short of violent threats, I'm going to steer clear:1. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris.
2. ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT'S ME, CHELSEA by Chelsea Handler
3. SEINLANGUAGE by Jerry Seinfeld
4. IN MY TIME: A POLITICAL AND PERSONAL MEMOIR by Dick Cheney
5. SAVED BY THE BELL GUIDE TO LIFE by Running Press
6. DOMO IN THE WORLD by Kate T. Anderson
7. ESPN: THE MIGHT BOOK OF SPORTS KNOWLEDGE by Steve Wulf
8. THE GREATEST MOMENTS IN SPORTS by Len Berman
9. REINVENTING THE BODY, RESURRECTING THE SOUL: HOW TO CREATE A NEW YOU by Deepak Chopra10. THE SECRET by Rhonda Byrne
P.S. I'm always open to changing my mind, so if anyone has read any of the above and loved it, let me know!