Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome people at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
Travel/Road Trip/ Backpacking
This is probably my number one read bait. I can’t resist a good travel story. Some of my favorites include: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Wanderlove, and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. I haven’t read a good one in awhile. Any recommendations?
Letters/Pen Pals/Secrets Admirers
I have a feeling this is going to be on a lot of lists. There’s just something so appealing about characters conversing through letters/emails, whether they know each other or not. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is a recent favorite in this category. I also really loved Attachments, and enjoyed Letters to the Lost a lot.
I did a reading theme wishlist a few years ago and books set at summer camp was on there. I’ve read one that I can think of, Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. I was super excited about Wildlife but still haven’t read it! 🙁 Have you?
Fantasy with an Epic Journey
This is one of my favorites! I love huge journey that take up the entire book. A few books with awesome journeys are The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Finnikin of the Rock, and Walk on Earth a Stranger.
I LOVE magic! I think most people do, right? If a book sounds like it’s going to have an interesting magic system (or awesome witches) I am there. Strange the Dreamer had amazing magic. Anything Leigh Bardugo touches is magic. I’m also really excited to read A Darker Shade of Magic soon!
I love books that have interesting summer themes. Like the MC has to get a job or go live with x parent for the summer. Morgan Matson and Sarah Dessen are fantastic at summer reads.
I adore nerdy and/or fangirl/fanboy characters! Fangirl is a great example of that, but I also enjoyed Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here. I also have a lot of books with this theme on my TBR.
Issues books are some of my favorites. I know they aren’t for everyone but I love when I book tackles something hard or devastating with grace. The Way I Used to Be was absolutely amazing. I also really liked Exit, Pursued by a Bear last year.
I’ll admit that pretty covers get me to pay attention to books often. Sometimes that pays off…sometimes it doesn’t. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Eleanor & Park, and The Probability of Miracles were some that paid off.
What makes you want to read a book?