Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

It's been awhile since I've done a Top Ten Tuesday, so I had to change that. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top ten topic each week. This week, it's all about what words make you want to pick up a book. I can definitely say that there are certain words that make me buy books, so let's see if I can come up with ten!

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book 

1. Dystopian: Yes, my dystopian craze hasn't ended yet. This word still makes me have to know what the book is about.

2. Paranormal: I'm also a sucker for anything supernatural. Give me ghosts, witches and the rest any day of the week!

3. Powers/ Abilities: I've written a novel about kids with abilities, so of course I love reading other books about them too. Lately I've been a kick with Pivot Point and Mind Games (both were amazing)

4. Music: Having music be a character in a book always makes me smile. Nick and Noah's Infinite Playlist and Saving June are two good examples of slipping in great music and having it be just as memorable as the characters.

5. Corsets: Okay, so normally they don't mention corsets, but if I see one on the cover, I'll be picking up the book and reading the back. I love period pieces and I'm pretty sure I should have been born in the 1800s.

6. Faeries: I haven't read quite enough books about the fey, but I want to expand my horizons, I've always been a fan of the lore and I like to see how different authors interpret it. 

7. Zombies: Ever since reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth, I've loved the presence of zombies in YA books. This is Not a Test took the cake with that one though, and it's my favourite zombie book by far. 

8. Re-dos: I haven't read many books like this, but the concept always grabs me. Before I Fall proved to me that this could be a great plot point, living the same day over again and trying to change it. So much character building happens in these types of stories and I love it. 

9. Road trips: I love a good road trip story. The reasons are always different and the hijinks that follow are always great. I'll never tire of this topic! 

10. Love: Yes, a big one, but I'm a sucker for a love story. Whether it's in between any of the these other topics, if it's good, I will love it for lack of a better word. Fairy tales will always be my base for stories and a love that can transcend time is a topic I want to read about. 


  1. I have music on my list too, and I really want to read Before I Fall now!

    1. Before I Fall is one of my favourites! Very different than Delirium, perfectly written!


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