Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book. And in no real order, here they are:

10. A Quote From an Author I Know and Love – Patricia Briggs or Jacqueline Carey has taken the time to put a positive quote on a new book, chances are, I’m gonna pick up that new book and read it.

9. A New Book From a Fav Author – Rob Thurman has a new book?! I probably won’t even care what it’s about, that book has to go on my reading list.

8. Vampires? – yup, I’m probably gonna read that!

7. The Cover – I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but really, who doesn’t? If I see a book with awesome artwork on the cover, I’m far more likely to pick it up and take a look at it than if the cover is unappealing.

6. The Title – A catchy title can tell a lot about a book. If the title grabs my attention, I’ll give the synopsis a read.

5. Fantasy – Fantasy is my favorite genre. I’m pretty likely to pick up a fantasy novel if some of the above catch my attention.

4. Unique Folklore/Magic System – Having read a lot of fantasy in my life, I always like to see new and unique magic systems. The more unusual the better.

3. The First Page – If the first page of a book grabs my attention and i want to keep reading, then I’ll pick that book up.

2. Unique Magical Creatures – Lots of books have vampires, elves, wizards and werewolves so show me something different and I’ll likely be hooked.

1. Next book in a series –  The next book of (insert title here) series is out!?! Well, of course I have to have it!

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

  1. Ooo great minds think alike! ;D I agree with pretty much all of these points, especially with 7! I’m terrible for judging books by their covers. It’s the first thing I notice about a book, regardless of anything I’ve heard or read about it!

    Bit random, but if you’re interested in unique folklore and magical creatures, I highly recommend a podcast called Lore. I started listening to it a few weeks back following the recommendation of a friend and it’s awesome! Very creepy, but you get to hear lots of folklore tales from around the world 🙂

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