Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
This topic was originally done back in 2013 way before I started taking part, so it is brand new for me. Here are my top ten turn-ons when it comes to books and my reading (ordered alphabetically):
~ 1 ~
While now and again I do enjoy a gripping, psychological thriller on the whole in my reading I prefer a steady, cosy murder mystery. Something easy on the brain.
~ 2 ~
From the cruel, cunning Smaug from The Hobbit to the noble, serene Saphira from Eragon…who doesn’t love a dragon?!
~ 3 ~
Since childhood I have loved fairy tales, now as an adult I love novels that are inspired by or put a twist on these classic fairy tales too.
~ 4 ~
Some of my all-time favourite books come under the sub-genre of gothic, including: Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Rebecca and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
~ 5 ~
I absolutely love escaping in my reading to a time gone by. Whether that’s to a romantic, nostalgic time period or to a bloody, turbulent one, which you will be very pleased you weren’t born into!
~ 6 ~
I know I mentioned dragons already, but really any magical creature peeks my interest, including: fairies, elves, unicorns, goblins, centaurs, fauns, daemons, giants…and many more.
(Yes, I absolutely adored the Fantastic Beasts film!)
~ 7 ~
As discussed before I love cosy-crime, I also love a sweeping mystery…preferably containing family secrets, history and a large, country house.
~ 8 ~
I love a strong female protagonist. From the witty Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice, to the kick-ass Katniss Everdene from The Hunger Games. Go girl power!
~ 9 ~
It could be a book, film, TV show or even an advert…but if it has a talking animal in it you’ve got me! C S Lewis’ Narnia feeds this love of mine the best.
~ 10 ~
Susanna Kearsley, one of my favourite authors, is pretty much the queen of time-slip novels. Not only do we get to view a time gone by, but we get to vicariously experience it through a modern-day, relatable character.
What makes you want to instantly read a book? Also, please link in the comments if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.
Come back next week, for my book turn-offs!