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!

1. Supernatural/paranormal

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

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of time travel, and this is one topic that will always get me interested in a book. Examples: Tempest by Julie Cross and the Hourglass series by Myra McEntire.

3. Zombies

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.

4. Dystopian

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.

5. Post-apocalyptic

Like dystopian stories, anything billed as post-apocalyptic has my interest. Examples: Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart by Moira Young.

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.

8. Survival

I love reading about characters put into dangerous, life-threatening situations where the main goal is just to survive. Examples: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer; The Raft by S.A. Bodeen.

9. Unicorn

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.

4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Mean Girls – there’s something about them that’s awful but fantastic. I love when they get what’s coming to them. Great list! HOpe you have a great week.

  2. LisaILJ says:

    Mean Girls is a GREAT one. I totally agree.

    My Teaser and Top 10 Tuesday
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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