Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book. And in no real order, here they are:
10. A Quote From an Author I Know and Love – Patricia Briggs or Jacqueline Carey has taken the time to put a positive quote on a new book, chances are, I’m gonna pick up that new book and read it.
9. A New Book From a Fav Author – Rob Thurman has a new book?! I probably won’t even care what it’s about, that book has to go on my reading list.
8. Vampires? – yup, I’m probably gonna read that!
7. The Cover – I know they say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but really, who doesn’t? If I see a book with awesome artwork on the cover, I’m far more likely to pick it up and take a look at it than if the cover is unappealing.
6. The Title – A catchy title can tell a lot about a book. If the title grabs my attention, I’ll give the synopsis a read.
5. Fantasy – Fantasy is my favorite genre. I’m pretty likely to pick up a fantasy novel if some of the above catch my attention.
4. Unique Folklore/Magic System – Having read a lot of fantasy in my life, I always like to see new and unique magic systems. The more unusual the better.
3. The First Page – If the first page of a book grabs my attention and i want to keep reading, then I’ll pick that book up.
2. Unique Magical Creatures – Lots of books have vampires, elves, wizards and werewolves so show me something different and I’ll likely be hooked.
1. Next book in a series – The next book of (insert title here) series is out!?! Well, of course I have to have it!