top ten tuesday

Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book / #toptentuesday 182

Does anyone else struggle with writing introductions for top ten tuesday posts? Because I for one stare at a blank paragraph every time. Especially with this one I was stumped how to start so here we are. Talking about how stumped I am for a start to this top ten tuesday post.

The topic for this week is things that make you pick up a book. (Top Ten Tuesday is as always hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl). There are always things that will grab us more about a book than other things.

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelDragons
You are surprised, right? You had no idea this was going to be here, right? Dragons are just majestic and you can go so many different ways with it in a fantasy that it will always draw me in.

Examples: Seraphina / A Song of Ice and Fire

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel POC in Historical Fantasy
One of the things we sometimes severely lack are poc characters in historical settings in the western world. There is no reason for them not to be there.

Example: Sorcerer to the Crown

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Space Travel
There are many aspects to sci-fi but space travel is one of the things that appeals to me the most. The idea that we could travel through space and see other planets and aliens.

Examples: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet / Revenger / Defy the Stars

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titel Snarky Characters
As much as I am for all the emotional things, I am even more aboard for snarky characters. No matter how series, I love it when there is at least one character that snarks that can make me and the characters laugh or be exasperated with them. It makes it feel real.

Examples: Bartimaeus / Howl’s Moving Castle / The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

Kopie van Ontwerp zonder titelCharacter Driven
But more than anything I truly enjoy books that are character driven. Characters that learn things, characters that are flawed but well thought out.

Example: The Bear and the Nightingale


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47 thoughts on “Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book / #toptentuesday 182

  1. Dragons have been in every single list I’ve seen so far πŸ˜ƒ

    As it should be!

    I also realized I really love space travel & the whole theme of exploration.

    And of course dragons in space. Which no one can resist 😁

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  2. Great list! I’m much more drawn to character-driven books, too, and I love seeing POC written back into history through historical fiction.

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  3. I am definitely drawn to space adventures and snarky characters as well! And dragons. Dragons are awesome. I also love a forbidden/fake romance, and basically anything with magic and mythical creatures.

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    1. Fake romances are kind of my guilty pleasure in the sense you don’t really get them as much in fantasy in the way I like but only in contemporary and I rarely read those.
      Dragons, magic, space. They are all just awesome.


    1. We can’t always mention everything.

      Oh I keep wanting to visit your blog but every time I try they won’t make a connection because of a safety issue? Or so firefox tells me. Is this just firefox that does it?


  4. Yes, I struggle with writing introductions sometimes as well. I admire the TTT bloggers who seem to come up with endlessly creative ideas for them.

    My post.

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  5. Dragons will always and forever be a thing that requires reading. I just can’t resist, no matter how I try. And so much yes to snarky characters! If a book doesn’t have at least one snarky character, is it even worth reading?! Those characters are obviously my people lol.

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  6. Yes character driven books are my favourite!!!! And I love snark as well— as soon as someone says this book has such a snarky character I add it to my TBR!! Haha!!
    And dragons are awesome of course— I mean I would love a pet dragon!!

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  7. I agree with your list, great choices! Again, I’m left wondering why I didn’t include dragons on my list!! πŸ™‚ I wonder sometimes if there’s anyone on the planet who doesn’t like dragons…

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