When scanning through the books in the bookstore or on the internet, I often come by books that I, simply put, would never buy, unless I had heard an amazing review about it. Sometimes it is for random reasons that I choose not to buy a book, like my current mood or my economy, but other times the book contains elements that just makes me want to throw the book away.
So here’s Five Reasons Why I won’t buy the book:
- Starting from the first impressions of a book, I must admit that I am a sucker for pretty and interesting book covers. If I don’t know a book and it has a terribly ugly cover, I won’t buy it. I know that I shouldn’t think like this, because a lot of books have amazing plots hidden behind an ugly cover, but sadly that is the truth of the effect a cover gives to a book.
- Opening up and quickly looking through the pages of a book is a normal act, when trying to figure out whether to buy a book or not. This method also easily shows whether the story is told by one or more character perspectives. If I notice that a book is told by more than one character, I won’t buy it. I have huge issues with reading books with many perspectives, because it ruins the flow of the story and honestly it is just annoying.
- If the summary on the back of a book mentions love and romance as the main theme, I probably won’t buy the book. I can accept love as a smaller theme of a book, but I am terrible at reading plain and cliché romance novels, because they make me cringe.
- If the book is more than 500 pages long, with tiny fonts and no space between every line, I will probably get tired of the book easily, because I’m not very good at staying with one story for too long at a time. Usually long books also have more moments where my interest falters, which means more chances of me giving up on the book.
- Also if the book is part of a long series with more than three books, I won’t buy it. Actually I’m not very fond of book series at all. They make me feel obligated to read the whole series, even when I don’t like the first book, and I usually find that books which are part of a series are often either too slow or too rushed.