Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book
I love fantasy books. Things that would seem out of the ordinary in present-day society but are completely normal within the world of the book. I love all the world building that is usually involved, and the different characters, and usually everything involved in a fantasy novel.
I’m one of those people who really likes reading about friendships. There are so many different friendships out there, and I love reading about the evolutions of them. Be it a group of friends or just two people, I usually enjoy reading about the tides and tribulations of friendship.
With my background in psychology, I love finding a new book that has a character with some form of mental illness. Of course, I also have to admit to being a bit critical of them if I feel that they are not done properly. I don’t like to see something as serious as mental illness being mis-represented.
It doesn’t matter the decade, the time, the location, if there is time travel involved, I will usually be very willing to read it. I love being transported back in time to different eras, and imagining what it would be like to live there. This is especially true if it is very obvious that the book has been researched, and reviewed very carefully.
Even as cliché as it can be, I adore a good love/hate relationship in books. I love watching it evolve, and change, and of course, I’m always a fan of the kissing that is usually involved in certain love/hate relationship books.
I’ve said it before, I’ve always wanted to travel but since I don’t have the means to do that I love imagining it through books. You can have so much fun when you travel in a book!
I really look books of self discovery, where a character learns something about themselves, and becomes a changed person because of it. I especially enjoy books like this when it strengthens the character instead of weakening them.
Strong Female Characters
Girls and women who can kick ass and take care of themselves? L-O-V-E THEM!
If a book references the Titanic in anyway, I will usually pick it up and check it out (like many of you didn’t see this one coming). There have been some not so good ones along the way but usually I enjoy anything involving the Titanic.
If Jennifer Donnelly is the author, you know I will be reading it. She has yet to disappoint me, and I’m always looking forward to whatever she will coming out with next. If you haven’t read her before, check her out. So worth your time!
So, what are some of the words/topics that make you want to buy or pick up a book?
Let me know in the comments and be sure to drop me a link to your top ten list!
As always Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.