Hello, lovelies and happy Tuesday!
As this is the first Tuesday after my new partner has joined this blog, we’ll be doing this week’s Top Ten Tuesday together.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Without any further ado, let’s get to it!
1. Cover Art
I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s be real… A lot of us do it anyway. A beautiful cover is definitely the best way to pique interest.
2. Favorite Author
There are definitely certain authors whose books are automatically added to a never-ending TBR. We don’t even need to know what it’s about half the time to know we want it.
For me, I will always want anything by Jay Kristoff (especially when he works with Amie Kaufman), V.E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, Rick Riordan, and Ashley Poston. To name a few. ~Kerry
I’ll read anything written by Ashley Poston, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, and Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink. ~ Monica
It goes without saying that this specifically means a recommendation from someone who’s opinion on what makes a good book is one that we trust.
4. Intriguing synopsis
Obvious one, but still! A well written blurb is one of the number one ways to entrance and intrigue a reader.
5. Frequent sightings
Sometimes a book shows up so often on social media or at stores that it’s as if the universe is trying to send a sign.
6. Specific tropes/themes
There are definitely specific plot points and tropes and such that make us more likely to want to read a book.
Kerry ~ Lost prince/princess, autistic characters, LGBT+ rep, POC characters (especially in a setting that showcases POC cultures), found families, loving sibling relationships, TWINS
Monica ~ Found families, sibling relationships (especially with a big brother), blind characters,
7. Full cast audiobooks ~ Monica
Since I’m legally blind, audiobooks are one of the best ways for me to read books. I get so excited when I find out an audiobook has a full cast because it makes the story feel more real.
8. Deckled Edges ~ Kerry
I can’t help it, I love the feel of deckled edges.
9. Familiar Characters ~ Monica
When a book features beloved characters from another series I already loved. Example: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
10. Positive Reviews ~ Kerry
I have so much love and respect for so many wonderful book bloggers and bookstagrammers, and their reviews are one of the number one things that encourage me to read certain books. Honestly some of my favorite books recently were recommended by one of my favorite lovely book bloggers and I’m so grateful to her for that.
What are some reasons you would reach for a specific book? Come chat with us!
This was a fun list to compile. Thank you so much for reading and we’ll see you next Tuesday! 😘
XO Kerry & Monica