Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book
There are lots of genres that I love to read, and the only ones I can think of that I tend to stay away from are romance and westerns. I like to read a variety of fiction, so this was a fun topic to think about!
Anything with ghosts, spirits, phantoms, etc. has always appealed to me, so when I hear about a new supernatural or paranormal book, I’m already intrigued. Examples: Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake.
2. Time travel
Honestly, this is probably the number one word/topic that makes me pick up a book. I love zombies on television, in movies, and most of all, in books. Examples: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers; World War Z by Max Brooks; and the Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan.
I love reading about dystopian societies! There sure are a lot of them in YA now, and even if I feel a bit weary of them, I can’t stop myself from trying to read them all anyway. Examples: The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins; the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.
6. Video game
I love playing video games, and I love reading about them, in both fiction and non-fiction. I love reading about them as story elements, and also reading about the real-life game industry. I will always stop and look at a book that’s about video games in any way. Examples: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline; Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan.
7. Mean girls
Mean Girls is one of my all-time favourite movies, and ever since I saw it, I’ve been fascinated with the ‘mean girl’. I love reading books where the protagonist has to deal with a mean girl, and I love reading stories where the protagonist is the mean girl. I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet, but Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers is on my TBR list since I’ve heard it’s a great book about mean girls. Examples I’ve read are Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series.
My all time favourite book, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, is about a unicorn, so I will always stop to check out unicorn books!
10. Parallel worlds/alternate reality
Like time travel, this is something that has always intrigued me. Example: Through To You by Emily Hainsworth.