Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted on The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is things that make you instantly want to read a book. It could be as simple as words in the synopsis or anything else that might immediately catch your attention. I tend to just choose what sounds interesting based on the synopsis, but there are some things that come up that immediately make me want to read a book.
References to Music
Anything that mentions that music may play a big role for the characters or the story. Or if the book comes with a soundtrack.
References to the Ocean
I grew up next to the ocean, and now that I live so far away, I desperately want to read anything that talks about the ocean or sea or anything like that. Even a picture on the cover can do it.
Books with Bikes on the Cover
It doesn’t even matter what it’s about. If there’s a bike on the cover, I probably want to read it.
Royalty in a Fantasy Setting
If there’s magic and royalty, I’ll at least give it a go.
When There’s A Focus on Friendship
It doesn’t matter what the context is in the book, I’m immediately intrigued when a book focuses on friendship. Especially in YA.
Faerie Tale Retelling
I’m in the process of writing a discussion post on this exact topic, coming down on the downsides of retellings. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still love them.
Books about the Circus
Maybe it’s my love for Cirque du soleil, but books about the circus always make me want to read them.