Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers post about their top ten things that will make them instantly want to read a book. I am a big fan of contemporary books but I do enjoy historical fiction, some thriller, horror and fantasy titles. However, there are certain topics that will want me to read a book even more. The following topics are in no particular order.


1. The Supernatural - It's a no brainer that I am a sucker for anything paranormal related. I love reading about vampires, witches and etc. There is something about the paranormal and the occult that intrigues me.

2. Sisterly relationships - I always like a good book with a healthy and loving sisterly relationship. Because I have a sister, I feel like I can relate to a character who has a sister and seeing how the relationship grows throughout the book.

3. Traveling - I love to travel and I love reading books about characters traveling to somewhere new and out of their comfort zone. Learning about a new culture is refreshing. Reading a book can transport me to another world without me actually traveling myself. I can experience new wonders through the eyes and thoughts of the main character(s).

4. Friendships - Friendships are super important, especially positive and healthy ones. I enjoy reading how people befriend one another and how they blossom as people through a friendship. A friendship is one of the rare things that people can cherish.

5. Coming-of-age - Every since I was a teenager, I've always been drawn to books that are coming-of-age. Maybe it's because I have always been awkward and a bit weird and I wanted to see characters find strength and to discover who they really are. I find comfort in reading books where a character discovers their likes, dislikes and what they want to do in their life. This time of a person's life is difficult and each person paves their own path differently. Sometimes they find their way quickly and others take a little bit more time.

6. Diversity - I have always been big about diversity ever since I was a child. I hardly found books that represented me. Of course I can relate to some issues in some of the books I've read but I felt like no one really understood me fully. I am glad that there has been a push for more diverse books. After all, books are not one fit alls.

8. Magic - Reading a book with magic is entrancing. Being able to immerse yourself in a world of magic is wonderful and it creates this sense of exhilaration. From books like the Harry Potter series to The Night Circus, magic wows many.

9. Food - There is no doubt that I love reading anything that has to do with food whether it's a character eating something or cooking something. Food fuels life and I love to experience what the reader goes through with all five senses.

10. Character growth and development - For me I need to read books with characters who grow. Character development is important to see in a book. The world building and/or plot can be fantastic, but without character growth, it's hard for me to connect with the characters. A good book has to have  both a good plot and good character development. Otherwise, characters end up being flat and stagnant.

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What topics intrigue you the most when you are looking for a new book to read?

22 comments:

  1. I love a good sisterly story (those seem hard to find) as well as one with a solid, genuine friendships. They help the story so much - especially when written well. :)

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    1. I totally agree. Reading about healthy relationships is important and to show readers what type of relationships are good compared to which ones are unhealthy and harmful.

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  2. What a good list. It is hard to know before you start a book if the characters will grow, but in my mind, it is a requirement for good books. My TTT

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    1. Thank you! It is hard to tell about character growth from the beginning of the novel but by the end, I hope to see the character develop overtime.

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  3. I really like sisterly stories too! :-) Great list Nicole!

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    1. Thank you! There aren't too many books that focuses on sisterly relationships. Most of the time, books are centered on friendships or romance.

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  4. I enjoy sisterly stories as well, all though I find that I haven't read a lot of them. Travel made it onto my list as well!

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    1. I hope to see more sisterly relationships in novels. I am glad we both have travel on our lists. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I adore friendships and sisterly or even just sibling bonds in general are great fun to read. Some great picks! My Top Ten

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    1. Friendships and sibling bonds are amazing. I love reading about the different dynamics and to read about how each friendship or sibling bond works. It's different for everyone.

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  6. The supernatural is a big one for me too!

    My TTT:
    https://bookmarkedbliss.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/top-ten-tuesday-things-that-instantly-make-me-want-to-read-a-book/

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    1. Woohoo! I am glad you like the supernatural as well! I am so intrigued by any book with paranormal and occult themes.

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  7. oh, I do like a good sister book.
    And food books too.

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    1. Books with both are even better :D. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Yes to all of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/top-ten-tuesday-103/

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I am glad you love them all!

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  9. Sisterly relationships! It's a shame there aren't more books that have this, even if it's not essential to the plot. I also have a sister and can always relate more when it's part of the story.

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    1. I am hoping there will be more books with sisterly relationships. Most of the time, books are centered around friendships or romance. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Friendships and Magic are awesome, oh, and character growth. And just your whole list, lol. Great picks!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed the list!

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  11. Loved your post, very well written, and I enjoy PR myself.

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