I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week will be a different Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join and link up.

This week is: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

1.      Shifters
Of any kind. If there is a book about shifters you better believe I’m picking it up. Be it, wolves, tigers, bears, rabbits, lions, hyenas, jackal, badger, coyotes etc.

2.     Those not so mainstream supernatural characters
I like seeing what kind of characters and powers authors can come up with. Examples, gargoyles demons, reapers, mermaids, sirens, fae (faeries) people who can control the elements, or time, people who teleport, etc.

3.     Dragons
Seriously who doesn’t love a good dragon book.

4.     Play on Greek mythology
It doesn’t matter if the characters are children, descendants, or the Greek gods themselves, sign me up.

5.     Lots of tattoos on a cover
I am a lover of tattoos, so if the cover of the book has some model with bad ass tattoos, I’m picking it up.

6.     Romances about older women and younger men
Don’t misunderstand me everyone involved must be an adult but there is something about a younger men loving an older women . I won’t say they are cougars because I’m not really a fan of name. 

7.      Strippers
I’m not even sure why with this one but if I notice the main character is a stripper, I’m already interested.  

8.     Non-mainstream characters
I am a huge fan of when the main characters in books aren’t what is considered “mainstream”, I like when the main characters are more like me or the people I know. When they represent the different people around me. Example would be people of color and not the stereotypical gangbanger, smart Asian nerd, loud Latina. LGBT, people of other religions or no who follow no religion, etc.

9.     Non-standard marriage
I’m a sucker for stories about Fake dating, arranged marriages, contract marriages, or when the characters wake up married.

10.   Certain authors
There are authors who just seeing their names on the cover will have me totally interested in the book before I even know anything else about it. Those authors are

·       Shelly Laurenston
·       Nalini Singh
·       Jennifer L. Armentrout
·       Darynda Jones
·       Rick Riordan
·       Ilona Andrews


  1. Sounds like you like off-beat characters and settings. My TTT

  2. Oh this is fun I think I took a completely different train of thought with this one but I love so many of these like dragons and mythology~! My Top Ten

  3. Certain authors definitely encourage me to pick up a book! Great list. :-)

  4. Non-mainstream anything is right up my alley!

  5. Love a good dragon, ooh and greek mythology too. Obviously I also have certain authors whose books I will always pick up too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/top-ten-tuesday-103/