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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #35 – Not my favorite…

Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!

Each week we’ll ask a question about your reading experience. Our review team will give our answers and we encourage you to join in and comment with your answers as well!  Let’s talk about BOOKS! :)


What genres/categories are the hardest for you to get into?


I can answer that in a heart beat… shifters. I just do NOT get it.


Straight-up contemporaries. Very few rope me in. I normally need some other plot driver, like a mystery or sharks-with-lasers to get on board. Otherwise, it feels like the MCs are stumbling through misunderstandings for 200 pages until the ILYs.


I. Just. Can’t.


If you ask this last year, I will say historical but after this year, I am loving MM historical too. So my answer will be “SCI-FI”. The idea of those scientific-fiction beings, or heck, the word ALIEN, just turns my brain off. Nope, not sci-fi for me.


Contemporaries, especially the ones where “the past catches up to him.” Or where the main character is “running from his past.” Pffft. I’ve tried, but I rarely like these types of contemporaries (not to say there aren’t the occasional/rare exceptions).


I haven’t read many YA books. I suppose that it’s the genre that I find the less appealing.


Fantasy. I have trouble getting into any books with worlds that have talking animals, fairies, etc. I still pick them up occasionally and have been happily surprised by a few, but for the most part I pass on them or they end up in my DNF pile.


I suppose I have the hardest time with sci-fi. That’s not to say I avoid sci-fi like the plague–it’s just something I have to build myself up for. And then you can bet I’m gonna be critical of it the entire time I’m reading, unless it’s done very, very well. I can also get blocks with shifter stories, and I definitely have to be in the right head space to enjoy anything historical. Clearly I’m a “contemporary” girl through and through. ;-)


Like Jenni, I’m a contemporary girl. Throw in YA and more recently, Historicals, and I’m happy. I tend to have to talk myself into paranormals. Even moreso Sci Fi or Fantasy. It’s odd, because those are the types of movies I love. But for some reason, in my romance books, I’m not entirely sold. I’ve been proven wrong many times though…



17 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #35 – Not my favorite…

  1. Barbra
    November 7, 2014



  2. Susana
    November 7, 2014

    BDSM…It’s not my kink…


  3. llesarlorraine
    November 7, 2014

    DD – just don’t get it!


  4. Debra E
    November 7, 2014

    I don’t flat out say no to any particular category but the thing I read the least of is fantasy. Actually, forget that. The two things I haven’t been able to get myself to read are M-preg or merman/tentacle sex, but I never say never.


  5. Shirley Ann Speakman
    November 7, 2014

    Yes defintely BDSM it seems to be the in thing at the moment too.


  6. Kim W
    November 7, 2014

    Shifters, especially with fated mates. Also YA with a very few exceptions. I’m not a big fan of BDSM either.


  7. Jennifer B
    November 7, 2014

    Only 2 I absolutely won’t touch: YA and historical. Not my favorite things.


  8. Jody
    November 7, 2014

    Victims of abuse. I can’t get past the scared of my shadow phase.
    YA is also a no for me. I am in my fifties, my girls are their mid to late 20’s. I just can’t go that low.

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  9. kveta
    November 7, 2014

    I’m not into Historical, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Shifters, YA, Cops, Firemen, Army themed, too much angst and unhappiness for MCs. But I’ll try almost anything by my fav authors :D (Funny thing that my first M/M Romance original English book was “A shadow of wings” by Linda Gayle.)


  10. Rania El-Kashef
    November 7, 2014

    1. BDSM, If the books sounds appealing and there is light BDSM then I might give it a try, but otherwise I’m not a big fan.
    1. Sci-Fi; it is weird since Fantasy is one my favourite genres of all time, and I really like Dystopain stories, but anything that has aliens, different galaxy or something like that is a turn-off for me.


  11. Idamus
    November 7, 2014

    Shifters, so gross, I view it as bestiality
    BDSM, just no


  12. suze294
    November 7, 2014

    Not a big shifter fan but will read but unlikely to read deep sci fi, fantasy, mythical creatures


  13. H.B.
    November 8, 2014

    BDSM and Menages. A lot of time I can’t get pass the first few pages.


  14. Loren
    November 8, 2014

    Sci-Fi , BDSM (but I have exceptions on both genres), Shifters, if the series there are more than 5 books and the plot is more of the same just no.


  15. kajeharper
    November 9, 2014

    I keep thinking I have a no-go area and then finding a good author who can make me like it. Or at least make me accept it for the sake of great characters.

    I probably have the hardest time with slave fiction, and I’m not big into Daddy-kink. I’m fine with age-gap, but one person calling another “Daddy” in a sexual context can squick me a little. Having said that, I loved “The Violet and the Tom”, a slave story. And I’m reading “Bad Boyfriend” and Eli calling Quinn “Daddy” hasn’t been enough to make me put it down, even if I wish he’d quit doing that.

    So I guess the right author can make me an omnivore.

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  16. Finn Marlowe
    November 9, 2014

    I’ll read almost anything, but I’m not a fan of stories with kids in them, if the books are more about super-adorable-perfect-precocious kids, than the MC’s. Don’t like fated-mates, but it’s not an absolute no – it really is all about the story. Historicals have to be really good – and I’ve read a few lately that were, so now I’m not as leery…


  17. rojoroaors
    November 11, 2014

    have to ask if you can consider tentacle a subgenre if not that then historicals have to be very good to ring me in.


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