Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week’s topic is: Top Ten Words/Topics That Will Make Me Pick Up or Buy a Book
There are so many tropes and settings that I ADORE! And they go to the top of my to-read list when I “discover” them.
The top ten are….
Boarding Schools – Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, Harry Potter, Mythos Academy… this list could go on forever. If it’s set in a boarding school – I’m there.
Europe – I would love to move to Europe. But since that’s not exactly possible I love to read books set there. The culture, history, food, fashion – there’s just something magical about this setting.
Australia – Whether the author is an Aussie or it’s set here, those are books I love to read. Thankfully there are a lot of great authors from here!
Epistolary Fiction – Books made up of letters, emails and diary entries are a guilty pleasure. I love them. They are the books that as soon as I buy I’ll read as soon as I can get my hands on them.
Cruise Ships – Ever since I read the Babysitter’s Club Super Special #1 back in the nineties, I have loved the idea of going on a cruise. I’ve never been on one but I love the romantic notion that cruises bring to mind.
Sale: – It’s true. This girl LOVES a bargain.
Box Set – I have a weakness for boxed sets. They just look so pretty and finished and if I see one I must have it. It’s why I’m trying to save up so I can get the gorgeous hard cover (I love hard covers too!) set of John Green books. So pretty…
Valkyries – Some people are mesmerized by vampires, others by werewolves. But for me? It’s Valkyries. There is just something about the Norse mythological creatures that I can’t get enough of.
Soul Mates – I love the idea of each person having a perfect match. The soul mateness overcomes everything else for me. Even my pet hates. At the moment I’m reading a book about a woman who meets a man who she falls completely and irrevocably in love with a man… despite already being in a long-term committed relationship (it’s called Into My Arms by Kylie Ladd just in case anyone’s interested. I’m really enjoying it). I can’t stand cheating in books I read but soul mates? That trumps everything.
Hybrid – I LOVE hybrid creatures. It’s like.. I don’t even know how to describe it. Something that shouldn’t exist but does and is somehow the best and worst of both worlds. Like half-vampire/half-werewolves. Or something equally as bizarre. LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
So there is my list for the week! Share with me your lists and comment. They are always appreciated. Hope everyone had as much fun creating their TTT’s as I did.