Apr 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (31)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

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

The first thing to usually draw me to a book is the cover or the author. But of course, books are so much more than that (you can't judge a book by its cover.) From there, I go to the synopsis, where I see if anything sparks my interest. So here are some of my sparks!

Vampires: I'm a sucker for vampires (a lot of my favorites feature the bloodsuckers), and there's a high chance that, if a book has vampires, I'll read it.
Example: The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

Werewolves: I also love werewolves, and there aren't enough YA books with them.
Example: The Wereling Series by Stephen Cole

Mermaids: I just wish there were more books with these. Not only are mermaids awesome (see: The Little Mermaid), but they live underwater. And I'd love to read about an underwater world.
Example: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Animals: I'm a HUGE animal lover, so if a book features something besides a dog or a cat, I'm most likely in.
Example: Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Location: Europe? Australia? The Amazon? Space? Yes, please!
Example: Origin by Jessica Khoury

Retellings: No explanation necessary.
Example: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Romance: DUH.
Example: All the books.

Hot Boys: Again, DUH.
Example: All the books. 

Guaranteed Cuteness: If the synopsis makes the book off to be a cute one, I just may read it.
Example: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Time Period: I like some periods in the past--early 1900s, the Flapper era--and some in the future.
Example: The Flappers Series by Jillian Larkin

What terms get you to stick your nose in a book? Tell me in the comments!


  1. Great list girl! I like the hot boys one! I didn't add that to mine, but I feel like it should have been on there. You're a genius!

    My TTT

  2. I think my list is this:
    If it has something dystopian
    Magic involved
    Hot boys, yes.
    and of course dragons. :)

  3. Covers draw me in too! I want to see more different locations also! Hot boys are the best! I think seeing some more mermaids would be fun too :)


  4. Mermaids. I just love undersea stories! Makes me want to become a deep sea diver.

    My TTT

  5. Hi! While I'm not a big fan of Paranormal Creatures, I like your other picks, like location and romance/hot boys (swooooon!) and also special time periods! I think especially new settings or different times in history always make for a nice change in reading. And romantic novels just...make my hear melt :D Great list!

  6. I love reading about flappers too!


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