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May 23, 2023

top ten things that make me want to read a book
posted by soe 12:36 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl focuses on the things that make me instantly want to read a particular book. Here are ten of mine:

  1. It’s been recommended by someone I know who shares similar tastes in books.
  2. It’s written by an author I enjoy. (These include Jasper Fforde, Sherry Thomas, Rainbow Rowell, and T.J. Klune, among others.)
  3. It’s part of a series I like. (The Veronica Speedwell books come to mind.)
  4. It’s on a topic I’m interested in. (This more pertains to nonfiction than fiction, obviously.)
  5. It’s got a clever title. (I love me some puns.)
  6. I’ve heard or read an interesting interview with the author.
  7. It’s set someplace interesting.
  8. It’s got a catchy opening line/paragraph/scene.
  9. Or, if it’s a collection of poetry, I like whatever poem I randomly flip open to.
  10. It’s got a cute cover. (You can’t judge a book by its cover, but it sometimes can make you want to pick it up and look at it more.)

How about you? What instantly draws you to certain books?

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