Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book.
There are so many different things that make want to read books. Here are ten of them. (All author links are to their websites, and book links are to Goodreads.)
1. It’s by one of my favorite authors.
One favorite author? No, I have so many I’ve lost count these days. But if one of them releases a book, you can be guaranteed I’ll be reading it. A few examples: Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, Ginger Scott…The list goes on and on.
2. It’s a friends to lovers romance.
There’s nothing sweeter than two people who already love each other falling in love. It doesn’t matter how many times this trope is written, I’ll want to read it. A couple of my favorites: Him, Blurred Lines and Sincerely, Carter.
3. It’s an enemies to lovers romance.
So opposite of #2, but just as sweet. When two mortal enemies find they have more in common than they don’t, it makes for a fun romance. All that frustrating attraction is hot. Examples: My Perfect Mistake, Tempt the Boss, and Paper Princess.
4. It’s a sports romance.
I can’t help myself when it comes to sports romances. Those sexy athletes make for incredibly great love interests. All that cocky, muscly goodness is so enjoyable. 😉 I love seeing a strong man lose it over a girl. Some favorites: The Deal, Sacked, and The Hurricane.
5. It’s a part of a series I’ve read.
6. Bloggers I follow loved it.
Once you’ve been around the book blogging world for a while, it’s easy to connect with bloggers who enjoy the same reads you do. There are several bloggers who like similar books as I do. When they give a book I’m interested in glowing reviews, I’m all about adding it to the TBR.
7. A respected author recommends it.
Following your favorite authors on social media is fun, but it’s even better when they recommend books. I’ve found several amazing reads by reading a book an author I love suggests. Case in point: Colleen Hoover recommended Kaleidoscope Hearts years ago on Facebook. I read it and fell in love.
9. A half-naked man showing amazing abs on the cover.
I don’t think I have to explain this one. Here’s some eye candy to back it up. You’re welcome. 😉
10. It’s controversial in a way that makes you think.
I like to have my thoughts and emotions challenged when I read. It could be anything from challenging my beliefs to messing with my mind. There’s something about being slightly uncomfortable when I’m reading. Some books that have accomplished one or the other for me: Forbidden, Me Before You, and Marrow.