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What genre do you refuse to read and why?
(submitted by Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People))
I don’t think that there are any genres that I blanket refuse to read. There are some genres where I only read select sub-genres in, like romance. I used to love all kinds of romance – contemporary, historical, etc… but now I mostly just read romcoms from the romance genre.
I also do not read a lot of historical fiction unless it’s mixed with another genre. I enjoy historical fantasy and mystery/thrillers with a historical setting. Also the time period covered in historical fiction is important to me. I have certain periods that I love like the 1800s and earlier and some that I don’t like as much, like 1900 on.
I can’t knowingly read books where a pet dies or the pet’s human dies no matter the genre. Just the description of the book can cause tears. And horror dealing with ghosts and demons/hell is too scary for me though I can handle horror with a SciFy or Fantasy angle.
I also don’t gravitate toward books that are sad in nature. If I can tell it’s a tear-jerker from the description, I always walk away. And books that are classified as “literary fiction” don’t attract me though my degree is in English, so I have read more than my fair share of classic literature.
As you can see, I can’t discount any complete genre, though I do get picky within a genre.
Are there any genres that you refuse to read?