Tuesday 30 April 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme organised by The Broke and The Bookish. This week the theme is which top ten words/ topics instantly make me pick up or buy a book.
1) New Adult
With the new craze for New Adult books hitting the blogosphere, I have to admit to being a huge fan. I can’t get enough of these contemporary romance novels. It takes me back to my own journey into adulthood.
2) Abbi Glines
If Abbi’s name is on a book then I want to read it. At the very least own it. She writes the hottest male characters I have ever come across and I can’t resist losing myself in one of her books.
3) Dystopian
When dystopian books first hit the bookshelves I was all over them. Now I don’t tend to read them as much, but I am guaranteed to pick up a book if dystopian is mentioned in the blurb.
4) Ghosts
I love ghost stories. Anything chilling and disturbing and I want to read it. I devour all Susan Hill books as I want to be scared.
If a UK author has written a Young Adult or children’s novel, then I will happily read it. I avidly support the UKYA authors and it would be lovely to see them all recognised by the world.
6) Fae
There doesn’t seem to be as many faerie books around these days. When YA first hit the scene there were loads of them and I loved reading them. Holly Black was one of my favourite fae writers – I loved Tithe and Valiant. Also let’s not forget Melissa Marr’s Ink Exchange.
7) American Road Trip.
I love road trip books. I think it comes from my deepest desire to travel across America in a winnebago. I didn’t travel a lot when I was young but I always wanted to.  Road trip books awaken the desire to just drive off into the sunset.
8) Mystery
This is a new genre for me, but I am slowly getting into mystery novels. I really like ones aimed at the children’s age bracket. I think that takes me back to my own childhood when  I read Enid Blyton’s mystery novels such as The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.
9) 1980’s
I love books set in the 80’s. I suppose it’s because it the era I remember so well from being young and foolish. I was a Brat Pack girl and loved all the films that came out during that time. Unfortunately there wasn’t may YA books set around that time, so it’s lovely to see YA books appearing now set in the 90’s.
10) Fantasy
I’m slowly picking up more and more books in this genre. I  read quite a few last year including books by Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo and it’s definitely a genre I want to read more of.

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