Monday, April 29, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things That Instantly Make Me Pick Up A Book

Hosted each week by The Broke and the Bookish, it's a meme for listing the top ten for everything bookish.


This is a difficult one for me to come up with...
It's usually the whole synopsis that makes me want to read a book, not certain words or topics.
But there are a few...

1. ALIENS!!!!!
I have an OBSESSION with aliens!! But I am sad to say that there are just not enough alien books.
Some awesome alien books: 
  Obsidian (Lux, #1)   Onyx (Lux, #2)    Opal (Lux, #3)    Shadows (Lux, #0.5)

2. Time Travel
I also LOVE time travel! I'm a big Doctor Who fan and have dreams of inventing the time machine! So books about time travel? HECK YES!
Some awesome time travel books: 
Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)    House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings, #1)    Found (The Missing, #1)   


3. Pretty Covers
This is kind of self-explanatory. You see a book with a pretty cover, you wanna pick it up.
Some pretty covers:  (I can go on and on and on with this one)
The Selection (The Selection, #1)    Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)     Breathe (Breathe, #1)     The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)     Carrier of the Mark (Carrier Trilogy, #1)    The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine, #1)

4. Blue Covers
I have an unusual attraction to blue covers. Maybe there's just a lot of blue covers, I don't know. But I seem to read A LOT of books with blue covers.
As proof of how many blue books I read, here are the blue books I read this month: 
The Testing (The Testing, #1)    Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)    Slated (Slated, #1)     The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, #2)    Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)     The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)    Bound (Arelia LaRue, #1)     Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)

6. Dystopian Settings
Dystopian is my favorite genre, so if a synopsis mentions a dystopian world, I add it to my To-Read list.
Some awesome dystopian books:  (I could honestly go on and on about dystopian books)
Legend (Legend, #1)    Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)    Divergent (Divergent, #1)     The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)    Unwind (Unwind, #1)     Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)     Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
7. Post-Apocalyptic
Same thing as Dystopian books. If it mentions the Apocalypse, I want to read it.
(Favorites very similar to the dystopians, since Goodreads can't tell the difference between dystopians and apocalyptic books...)

8. Ghosts
I get scared easily, but for some odd reason, I love ghost stories.
Some awesome books with ghosties in it: 
Bad Girls Don't Die (Bad Girls Don't Die, #1)    The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)     Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)    The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)     Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)

9. Zombies
I don't know why I like zombie books... maybe because they are usually apocalyptic?
Some awesome zombie books: 
Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)     The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)    Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1) 

10. Superpowers
I haven't big a big fan of this lately. I have always wanted superpowers, which is why I used to like this topic, but now this is getting overplayed in books.
Some awesome books with superpowers in it: 
Gone (Gone, #1)    Hunger (Gone, #2)    Lies (Gone, #3)    Plague (Gone, #4)    Fear (Gone, #5)     Light (Gone, #6)
Probably the only books series I've read that has non-paranormal related superpowers...





So, what makes you pick up a book?

5 comments :

  1. Great list! I am SO with you on the alien one - love JLA's books! :D The superpowers topic is awesome too, but you're right, it's hard to find good books in that genre.

    My TTT: http://dragongirl28.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-wordstopics.html

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  2. Alien books are super fun, aren't they? A friend just loaned me Touched By An Alien - I can't wait to read it!

    Check out my TTT!

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  3. Well, mostly eitehr awesome covers, or an author I like...
    And I love Doctor Who, too! :D You should come check out my blog!
    I'm reading Mila 2.0 right now...It's AMAZING!!!
    For superpowers, try Quantum Prophecy...those were really good...

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  4. Pretty covers are hard to resist, aren't they! I haven't read an alien book in ages, hmmm...

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