Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.
This week’s topic is…Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book.
Okay, this is a really, really difficult one, so I’ve stretched it a bit to include authors and genres.
1. Young adult
Am I allowed to pick a whole genre? I’m doing it anyway.
I’m a big fan of dystopian fiction, although the genre can be a bit hit and miss.
3. Nora Roberts
Roberts is my go-to gal for easy reads with happy endings, and I’ll pick up every new book of hers even though I could probably guess down to the word what’s going to happen.
4. Janet Evanovich
Laught out loud chick lit with an edge, what more could I ask for? I’ll read anything by Evanovich.
5. Murder mysteries
I’m a sucker for a good mystery (evidenced even as a child by all the Famous Five and Nancy Drew books I read), and although I’ll probably be scared for much of the time I’m reading a good murder mystery, I’ll still also really enjoy myself.
Specifically east London. I grew up not far from the city, and now that I work there I get a real thrill reading books that are set in places I know.
I don’t often buy cookbooks, but I’ve recently acquired a number through people buying them for me as gifts. The more cookbooks I get given, the more obsessed I get with them, and I love looking through them in bookshops.
9. Books about people with powers
I didn’t want to put this one down under paranormal, because I’ve gone off books about vampires (I had my fill of Twilight and True Blood), and I’m not really that into books about witches and wizards. However, I do find books that explore the lives of people with interesting and unusual powers fascinating.
10. Real life people in fiction
I love reading historical fiction which features real people and is a dramtisation of their lives, but clearly researched so as to still be realistic. So stuff like Philippa Gregory’s The Other Boleyn Girl (as well as other books by her), Tracy Chevalier’s Girl With a Pearl Earring etc.
What are the things that make you immediately pick up a book?