Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted weekly by The Broke and Bookish and anyone is free to participate! This week’s subject is top things that will make me want to read a book immediately. I usually have to read a whole summary before I want to read a book, there aren’t very many things that will make me “auto-read” a book. So some of these will kind of be cheating. But I hope you enjoy this list anyway!
- Magic in the real world
I love how different authors fit their world to mold around ours. Of course there’s something so exciting as a whole world being hidden from yours and waiting to be found. All those worlds we actually want to delve into and explore in real life are largely “magic in the real world” books like: Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite magic in the real world books: The Night Circus, Shades of Magic trilogy (#1, #2, #3), Every Heart A Doorway
- Any hint of a love triangle
I mostly love these stories because they are So. Damn. Angsty. I love witnessing it through pages; it’s like better than soap operas or The Bachelor/ette (don’t @ me). I love seeing the different perspectives and seeing how each of the parties is reacting to every new development. It’s just so fun!
Favorite love triangle reads: The Infernal Devices trilogy (#1, #2, #3), Something About Us,
- Any main characters who likes to read
I think this helps me have some special connection to the heroine/hero. I think you’d be hard pressed to find any reader who DOESN’T like their MCs to read!
Heroines/Heros who like to read: The Infernal Devices(#1, #2, #3), Cath (Fangirl),
- Time traveling
After much perusing of my Goodreads shelf, I realized I have A LOT of time travel books, so I guess time travel? This is kind of crossing into “magic in the real world” though if I’m honest. Although I do like to see how different authors take on time travel, especially with trying to get around all the paradoxes. Although sometimes I have a hard time understanding them!
Favorite time travel books: The Girl From Everywhere duology (#1, #2), Passenger duology (#1, #2), The Time Travelers Wife
- Childhood friends
This is a trend I see more in manga/anime than I see in books, but I still LOVE this trope. It’s so endearing to see how relationships change between two characters. I adore them and can’t get enough.
Favorite childhood friends books: Ramona Blue (My review’s here!), Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
- Graphic novels
OK, OK, we’re kind of stretching it here. But graphic novels are so fun and I take ANY chance I can to promote them. I love manga, webtoons and anime, and graphic novels are the same kind of idea. I love seeing the different drawing techniques and styles that artists bring and so much work goes into graphic novels, they definitely don’t receive enough love.
Favorite graphic novels: See this list for graphic novels suggestions, see this list for manga/webtoon suggestions
Well that’s it for now, I told you I don’t have a lot of “auto-read” requirements! Let me know what are some of your “auto-read” requirements in the comments below! And let me know if we have any in common!