Key Words In Book Titles I Will Not Read


There are some key words in book titles that just drive me away without any further reading. If these words appear in a title, subtitle or blurb, I WILL walk away. Also, the genre is in there, too. I only read Science Fiction, military history and occasionally non-fiction. Genres that I will not read include Fantasy and the newest contender, FanFic (Fan Fiction). UGH.

Magic
Demon
Sorcerer
Crystal
Rune/Rhune
Mage
Dragon (Except “The Shadow War of the Night Dragons: Book One: The Dead City (Prologue) ” – AMAZING. READ IT!
Knight
Atlantis (Except Stargate: Atlantis)

(Note: ‘Knight’ has become problematic because, Jack Campbell)

The picture on the book will also keep the book from being read. Some of those images are:

Swords (Note: DAMMIT! Another problematic image is a sword because, Michael R. Hicks)

Witches/Mages/long flowing robes/knights
Horses/unicorns/dragons
Castles
Glowing crystals/balls (GLOWING BALLS?!)
Stained Glass
Characters with pointed ears (Vulcans are exempt, because cool)

 

 

This list is fluid and will change with time. But it’s a start…

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