Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature run over at The Broke and the Bookish
This week’s Top Ten? The top ten words/topics that will make me pick up or buy a book. In no particular order:
– Historical Fiction
Ever since reading The Other Boelyn Girl, I have been loving the historical fiction genre. I do need a healthy dose of fiction with my historical fiction, though.
Favorites: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Other Boelyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
OK, I am totally and 100% guilty of being in love with the current horror craze, and seeing something with zombies will make me at least pick it up to check out the book blurb.
Favorites: Feed by Mira Grant
Another trend I am very much on board with. I have found that I like a majority of the steampunk I have encountered.
Favorites: Soulless by Gail Carriger, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
– Books about books
If the book is about a book, be it a book of power, a bookstore, an author making their last foray into the literary world… I am pretty much all over that.
Favorites: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Nothing like the end of the world and how humans survive afterwards, right?
Favorites: Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Partials by Dan Wells
Generally speaking, if it is a fantasy book, it gets at least a cursory glance from me. For the longest time, fantasy was all I read.
Favorites: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
– A sale sticker
OK, so not technically a word or a topic. But I have a weakness for used book sales or the sale section at the book store.
Favorite Finds: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Everything that Louise Cooper has ever written
– Unique magic systems
I like all magic, but when a book goes above and beyond to think of something unique for the magic, it really makes me more inclined to buy the book.
Favorites: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Spellwright by Blake Charlton
I generally bawl at the end of every single one, but I am a complete sucker for books about dogs.
Favorites: Marley and Me by John Grogan, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
I don’t like the standard representation of vampires and werewolves, but I do like to dabble in urban fantasy and paranormal.
Favorites: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
OK, that was much harder than I thought it would be. What are your top 10?