Happy Tuesday! Which means another Top Ten Tuesday, this week all about ten things that make me pick up a book.
I suffer from the very human trait of not wanting to be left out, so if a book is being discussed by bloggers everywhere I’ll give it a read.
Recommendations are a big way to grow my tbr. I have one friend, Jo, who is yet to recommend me a bad book. If she loved it I probably will too.
3. The Author
If I loved something else by that author usually I’ll pick up their next book.
4. Female Computer Scientists
Literally the only reason I’m waiting for When Dimple Met Rishi to come available at the library. If it’s got a female in STEM in it I’ll probably lap it up.
Hello, yes, I’m here for all the dragons.
If your book is full of quick quips and a comical narrative I’ll be all over it.
7. Banterous Friendships
I love a bit of self degrading banter between friends (subtly different from humour since it’s usually more sparingly used).
Yessss. Give me all the boats and pirates and exploration full of adventure and scary sea things.
9. A Pretty Cover
Ok, I’m sorry, I’m vain. I love pretty books for my Bookstagram. I’m 100% more likely to buy your book if I can take pretty, colourful photos.
10. Diverse Characters
Although it’s great to see myself in a character, I don’t want to see myself in every novel I read and definitely don’t want to see myself in every character in that novel. I’ve already got the white, straight girl perspective right here, ready for something new! Good rep is very important to me as a reader.
Let’s Compare Notes
So there you have it! Ten things that definitely will out your book on my radar (wink wink nudge nudge authors). What’s something you love seeing in books? Do you have a list? Do you agree with anything on my list? I would love it if you drop a link or opinion in the comments!