Another Top Ten Tuesday! Two weeks in a row, this is some sort of personal best 😄 I’m hoping I can keep doing this feature because it’s a heap of fun and I love seeing everyone elses answers. This is a feature created and run by The Broke and the Bookish.
This weeks topic is: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
There are so many different things that will make me read a book! Basically is it a book? Okay gimme 😄 No but seriously if you want me to read your fave here’s what you should do:
SHOUT ABOUT IT
If I see a fellow blogger friend shouting about a book for long enough you better believe I’m going to pick it up, I’ve found some of my fave loves this way *cough* Lauren *cough* Illuminae
Being Lent a book
Okay so this is really just a thing with me and my friend, we will always have some of our latest faves with us when we meet up and swap them so we can talk about them together next time and review them. I love reading something I know she’s loved and I love giving her books I’ve loved to see her reaction. Of course sometimes we miss the mark and don’t love the same book but most of the time it’s pretty spot on.
I have a few people I will always take a rec from and I just love them so much because they get my sense of reading so well, Amanda at Cover 2 Cover Mom can always get me interested in a book by saying the mc’s a little bit of a psychopath 😄 There are so many more of you that I just sit and nod along to your reviews because they’re just everything I thought as well.
You tell me this is a YA sci fi with space battle you bet I’m there. Also anything that has a unique world, epic fantasy, heist’s, WATCH ME RUN TO THE STORE (or more likely quickly order it online and eagerly wait for the mail man). Basically if it was things I know I enjoy in a story/ is a genre I love I’ll give it a go.
I am a sucker for pretty covers, I have improved from the past me who wouldn’t even read the back before buying! 0.0 Now I try and find pretty covers that also sound like stories I’d enjoy.
My last cover buy was Defy The Stars and this was because 1. Its Space, 2. Its Pretty (did I mention that), and 3. There was a deal where you got This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman free and I needed that anyways 😄
If a book contains a diverse character, disabled rep, ASD rep, PoC own voices, LGBTQA, a Fat main, Mental Health etc… I’m all in.
Seriously I want to read more about characters that differ from me and also more characters that reflect me and make me see myself, friends and family in them. Also if a book tackles an important issue I want to learn more about it take The Hate U Give as an example I’m not American so we don’t really hear much about Police brutality and racism I mean we do of course I have the internet but gun laws and out Police system are so different it’s a whole different learning curve.
Elevator Pitches/ small synopsis’
I don’t really tend to read full synopsis because I love going into a book blind, just like I don’t really like watching movie trailers it gives away some of the best bits! But 6 word summaries? They are the best. Tell me you wouldn’t read this:
Lies of Locke Lamora: Snark, Bastard Thieves, Heists, fantasy.
Illuminae: Sci Fi, Kick ass smart girls, space explosions, snarky smart mouth teens.
Like just gimme a few details that’s all I need here have some money. Done, Sold, bought.
I mean if I loved the Authors previous works I’m going to buy their newest. Some of my Autobuy Authors are:
V.E Schwab, Laini Taylor, Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman, Jodi Picoult, Leigh Bardugo, Becky Albertali… I’m going to stop here because I could go on for ever.
If a book is Oz Ya, if there is a launch in Melbourne even if it’s a debut Author I’ll be there most of the time, I love supporting local authors and getting books signed is super cool! Also it’s awesome to see Australia being represented and having slang that I understand/use daily.
I didn’t quite get to 10 but I’m pretty sure these are the main reasons that would make me pick up a book.
What makes you pick up a book? Do you like reading synopsis’ or prefer to go in blind?