Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book


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This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book.” For a minute, I wasn’t sure if I could think of enough reasons for why I choose a book. Sometimes I don’t think I have a particular reason.

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  1. The description. I really want to read books that have an interesting plot.
  2. The cover. Beautiful covers capture my attention and draw me in the same as everyone else.
  3. The genre. I love historical fiction, magical realism, and any story with time travel.
  4. The author. Some of my favorite authors are Phillipa Gregory, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Amy Tan, and Stephen Graham Jones. I have read more than one book by each of them.
  5. The recommendations. While I don’t totally rely on the reviews, I will take notice if a lot of people are raving about a book.
  6. The movie vs. The book. I like to compare the book and the movie. Usually, I like the book more than the movie.
  7. Oprah. If Oprah likes it, then I put it on the list.
  8. Book Challenges. I have read so many great books while doing the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. Books that I found while searching for a book to fit into a prompt have been some of the most interesting books by a variety of authors.
  9. Does it have amazing plot twists or in any way mysterious? If so, then I will want to read it.
  10. Will it make me laugh? I’m always ready for a good laugh.

What makes you want to read a particular book? Comments are always welcome.

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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.


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