Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is One Sitting, so I’m gonna do Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book. I am so excited to talk about this, so let’s get to it right away!
Ever since I watched Ocean’s Eleven I got so hooked to heist stories. I love all the planning, the scheming, the intricacy, and actually being able to pull off a high level robbery. I just need more of these in my life. Hit me up with recommendations if you know any other heist books, please?
2. STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS
I am living for any book that has amazing strong female characters. Give me more Celaenas and Junes and Adelinas, please?
Retellings are amazing. I love how different authors have different interpretations, and they were able to put in their own unique spin without really losing the essence of the story.
I love retellings so much I featured it on one of my Top Ten Tuesday posts before. Check that out right here.
I just love how we get to explore different cultures through these books. It’s also refreshing to have people of colour as main characters.
5. Romantic Comedies
Who doesn’t love a good light read rom com? I admit I’m a sucker for these! I need light reads that could make me smile and swoon and laugh.
I am always down for awesome thrillers with a great plot twist. I love how they are able to deliver the twists that would just blow me away. I take thrillers in moderation though, or else the effect of the twists wouldn’t be as great as I wanted it to be, like what happened when I read Allegedly.
7. Strong Friendships
Sure, romance in YA is great, but you know what’s better? Strong friendships! I’m talking about the Golden Trio, the Six of Crows, the Inner Circle, and the Throne of Glass squad. I especially love it if there are strong female friendships cause we need more of those, and none of that catty girl on girl hate.
8. Unique Writing Style
This isn’t really a common thing, but when I find out that a book has one, you bet your bum I’ll have to grab a copy. It doesn’t even have to be as out there as Illuminae and Gemina. Where Rainbows End was written in the form of letters, texts, emails, and all that. Train Man was written through a text forum.
I’ve been a huge fan of mythology ever since, and I absolutely love mythology themed books! Bless Rick Riordan for coming out with different series revolving around mythology.
I can only take horror books in small doses, (and only read them when the sun is out) but I’m starting to love horror books. I did a Halloween readathon last year, and enjoyed Mary: The Summoning and Ring and they were highkey creepy.
So there we have it! What things would make you want to instantly read a book? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know down below!