While we may have thousands of books on our phsyical and goodreads tbr’s, there are always those that we prioritize or we feel like we want to read instantly. So what is it that makes us prioritize a new release book over that book you bought two years ago for instance?
Last year I believe I did a similar topic to a freebie post for top ten tuesday (as always created by the lovely ladies over on The Broke and the Bookish). It is nearing on a year. I did take it a bit more loosely this time around and not just words or themes that we see in a synopsis. Shall we see if my top things have changed a little?
- Dragons. Dragons tend to be the best thing in a book.
- Egypt. I’ve always had an interest in Egypt since I learned about it in history class and watched Stargate SG-1. The pharaophs, the pyramids, the desserts, the gods and so on. For a while it wasn’t nessecarily something that drew me to books, but lately I have been having it draw me back in.
- LGBTQ+ and other diversity in fantasy/sci-fi. Instant want to read. Especially if it is also written by an own voices author. I don’t know how fast I can click want to read on goodreads.
- Fantasy by Dutch authors. I want to support more by Dutch authors so I love hearing about more fantasy from them.
- Recommondations by book friends. Some of you know my taste and know what I would like so if some of you say read this, I shall put it on my pile.
- Buddy reading. This may sound weird but I can get excited about a book when I’m going to read it with someone else. To be able to talk about it. Especially if it is with someone I have a lot of contact with.
- Magic, wizards, witches, sorcerers and so on. Fantasy isn’t my favorite genre for nothing, you know.
- Pretty editions. I’ll admit that a pretty edition can really make me want to read a book. I know. We all have our weaknesses.
- Sass. I need my sass and sarcasm. I need my laughs.
- Wanting to avoid spoilers. The struggle is real.
Do you share any of these with me? What is the number one thing that sells you over to want to read a book right now?