Top Ten Tuesday
Top 10 Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick A Book
(Feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish)
Fair warning...I'm going to cheat a little on two, but this is kind of a tricky list! There's very little I won't read. In fact, my list of instantly won't pick up pretty much stops at talking animals. I don't like talking animals. As for the pick-me-ups, basically, if the cover is pretty, I'm pretty likely to read. But here are a few of my favorite words/topics.
- John Green - Laugh, cry, think, believe - a complete reading experience.
- Libba Bray - She could write medical brochures and I'd want to read them. Inventive and sarcastic.
- Faeries - I like faeries. I'm over werewolves and vampires, but faeries still top my favorites list.
- Zombies - The undead might just be the creepiest supernatural creature ever. They used to be human. You could turn a corner and see the hollow expression of any of your friends or family. Terrifying!
- Apocalypse - Apocalypse often means dystopia, which is hands down one of my favorite genres.
- Fallen Angels - Next to faeries, still loving the fallen angel angle. Not sure how much longer that will be a go-to topic with titles flooding the market, but the titles I've read keep this firmly on my list.
- Prague - Thrills, chills, ancient obstacles...Prague usually means an excellent read.
- Road Trip - Love me a good roadtrip story, especially if there are music playlists involved.
- Quiet, Artistic Boy - Um, dreamy. Usually. Most of the time. Mysterious, loner boy who melts the heart of an unsuspecting girl. Sigh.
- Fairytale - Retellings, revisitings, reimagings. I grew up a fairytale kid, and I love the this trend of modernizing some of our most cherished stories.
So, yeah, there was a theme. I love the supernatural, fantastical. I love using my imagination and believing, even briefly, in the strange and unbelievable.
What's on your list?