TTT | Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Posted May 23, 2023 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in top ten tuesday / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a topic, and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

Authors I Love: There are certain authors that I’ll automatically buy there books as I loved their previous ones. Some of my auto-buy authors are TJ Klune, V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab), Adalyn Grace, R.M. Virtues.

Books Authors I Love Recommend: Any books that are recommended by an author I love (and trust their recommendations) then I’ll want to read that book.

Friends Recommendations: This is not meant to be mean, but it does depend on the friend. Like if I’m looking for a smutty, spicy romance read then I’ll ask my sister (who is my best friend) but if I’m looking for a literary read then I’ll ask my friend, K.

Interesting Cover: There’s a lot that can fall into this category, but any cover that is interesting, weird, beautiful, then I’m bound to see what it’s about at a minimum. Think T. Kingfisher What Moves the Dead.

Queer Books: If there’s a queer character as the main character, then I’m going to add it to my TBR.

Really any Diverse book: Actually, any book that has the main character(s) as POC, queer, disabled, etc. then I’m more likely to pick up the book, especially when there’s romance. During Covid, I learned that I do like romance, it just has to be romance that is not white, cis, straight romance.

Books/Libraries are a Major Theme/Plot in the Novel: Any book that deals with libraries, librarians, bookstores, or books I’m automatically going to want to read it. There’s just something a bit more special about these books.



7 responses to “TTT | Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

  1. Kel

    I, too, will read a book based on a friends recommendation but I should have also added the same disclaimer you did – that it depends on the friend and the type of book I am looking for.

  2. The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer is new debut and is about books. A mysterious author who lives on an island and a contest (like Willy Wonka) for a reader to win his latest manuscript. I think will be one of my favorites this year, is beautiful

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