Top 10 Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Whenever I step into a bookstore, I always return to my favorite sections (the YA section and the clearance section, of course). I peer at all the books on the shelves and a lot of them I've heard of before. With booktube, book blogs, and bookstagram, I hear about new books quite often. However, just because I've heard about them doesn't make me immediately pick them up. 

There are certain elements of a book that forces me to read that book. And I usually end up loving the book because of it. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top 10 Things That Make Me Immediately Want to Read A Book:

Time Travel

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Royalty in Disguise

Royally Crushed by Niki Brunham | Cinder by Marissa Meyer


Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy | From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon | My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Study Abroad/Traveling Abroad Romance

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill | Just One Day by Gayle Forman | Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer | The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Set at a Boarding School

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray | Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson | Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Beautiful Covers

The Ring and the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz | All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill | That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston


Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman | Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller | The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Books About Books/Reading

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira | The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George | The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Set in France

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly | The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff | Die For Me by Amy Plum

What things make you pick up a book?

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  1. I love me some books about pirates, too. I just can't resist. Pirates and ninjas and assassins. And if you've got a book with all three, I will break through walls to get my hands on it. xD

    I've noticed quite a few people saying they enjoy books about books or reading, and I'm definitely in that group, as well. I wonder if it's because it's relatable? I mean, we obviously love books and reading, as readers (duh), so it makes me think we can see ourselves in that setting/those characters and that's why so many seem to enjoy it. Great list!

    Here's my TTT post.

  2. I love retellings, too. And I agree with Sammie. books about reading are super relatable. :)

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  3. OOh nice topics!! I love books that have books/reading in them too! It's refreshing oddly, lol!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

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