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Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s theme is giving me all the bookish temptation, and I’m not mad about it…


1. Cartoon covers–like in Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
I’m just a sucker for bright colours and cartoon smiles.

2. Books by autobuy authors–like Book of Night by Holly Black
Especially if they’re YA authors venturing into Adult, like a lot of my old favourites seem to be doing lately!

3. Romances with the enemies to lovers trope–like in The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I just think it’s a trope I’ll never tire of (and this example is a great one).

4. Seasonal books (and especially Christmas romcoms)–like My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins
I am an absolute sucker for a Christmas romcom. The ones I binge (book and screen) are 80% what makes Christmas for me!

5. Books I’ve read a Kindle sample of–like The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
I used to love going and browsing bookstores, reading the first few chapters and getting suckered in… And now I can do that from the privacy of my own home. Modern technology really is a miracle.


What bookish phenomena draws you in?


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  1. A lot of people seem to hate on ‘Love, Actually’ but I’ve always found it uplifting and enjoyable, even though I don’t usually like romantic comedies. I’m not a romance person at all so I haven’t read the books on your list. I still love book stores and libraries, even though I can buy books online! there’s something special about them.

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    1. Yes! I mean, I do love romantic comedies, but it wins me over all over again, every year. There’s something magical about the convenience of online shopping, but you’re right, book stores are very special!

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  2. I’m the opposite with cartoon covers….I’m turned off by them! haha but I know a lot of them could be really cute books. I also love enemies to lovers – such a sucker for that trope.

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  3. I love that so many of my fave YA authors have ventured into Adult in recent years, I’ve found myself reading less and less YA over the past few years so their venturing into Adult means it’s more likely I will be interested in and enjoy their books (I mean I’ll still read YA by favourite authors and I do still read some but it tends to be less frequently now than a few years ago). I’ll also pretty much instantly buy or preorder anything by one of my autobuy authors!
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    1. Absolutely feel the same! I find myself just sort of gravitating away from YA lately (which is fine; tastes just change), so it’s lovely to be able to follow my favourite YA authors into different genres!


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