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This month, I'm posting about my favorite books from the 80's and 90's! Leave your fave books in comments so I can check them out!
1. Any BDSM books - As a survivor of assault, you'll never catch me reading anything that results in women being treated as objects or being abused. It's totally ok with me if you like to read them. I know not all BDSM books portray helpless women - that they are women characters who are strong but like that kind of thing . . . you'll just never catch me reading any of them. Too triggering.
2. The Twilight Saga - Yeah. I tried to read the first few paragraphs of the first book, and I felt like I was reading something my 13-year-old self would've written in 8th grade. It was very immaturely written and I couldn't stomach it. I did, however, plow through Vampire Academy. Although the first book was tentative at best and mostly set up the rest of the series, each book got better and better. Maybe Twilight was like that, but I really couldn't even get through the first chapter.
3. Anything by JK Rowling - I don't do magic children. I just don't. I'm sure Harry and Hermione and the gang are awesome. It's just not my thing.
4. Anything by Tolkien or that involves trolls, gnomes, scary monster-looking beasts, dragons, people with pointy ears - I'm not into fantasy. I don't believe in flying horses (although I do like unicorns - you gotta like unicorns).
5. Anything recent by Jodi Picoult - I enjoyed The Pact and My Sister's Keeper, but now, I feel like she's taking the most contrived situations and turning them into stories so unrealistic, I don't bother wasting my time reading them. Like, The 10th Circle . . . don't get me started on that.
6. Anything by John Green other than The Fault in Our Stars - I've tried about 3 times to read the book about Alaska, but can't get into it. Same with An Abundance of Katherines. They're just . . . bad.