Top Ten Tuesday | Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Morning, everyone!

Spring is here! And even though there’s snow still on the ground, I don’t care. I’m in need of a change, a new start. Who’s with me?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. I am stoked for this week’s prompt. We get to gush about the reasons why we pick up a book. This list can be never-ending. So I want to pick my top seven reasons. So here they are!

I hope you all enjoy.

A Recommendation from You, My Trusted Bloggers

I put a lot of trust in my fellow bloggers. You know what I’m looking for. You know what to see past. You know how to capture the small but important details in a book. So, yes, most of the books on my TBR are there because of you.


Diversity (POC, Disabilities, Culture, etc.)

When I see myself in books, especially with mental illness, I know I have to champion diverse authors and characters. And when I witness POC and gay readers see themselves in those stories, I know I’m supporting the right book.


Fierce Females

“So, why do you write these strong female characters?”

“Because you’re still asking me that question.”

Do I need to say more? Joss Whedon couldn’t say it better. More women need to take the lead. They should be flawed, broken, scared, and utterly courageous.


Trusted Authors

I have several who I’ve followed over the years. And I love how their writing has evolved. I don’t need to read the blurb, and I don’t need to see the cover. I’ll instantly buy the book.


Enemy-to-Lover Storyline

I will die with this ship. I will go down with it. And I’ll always protect it as well. This trope holds a special flame in my heart. And I’ll be damned if I walk by a book with it.


Intriguing and Never-Before-Seen Covers

Vain, right? No. Covers are one of the most important selling features. They grab a hold of your attention immediately, hook you in, and make you read that blurb.


Dragons or Mythical Creatures

I’m a sucker for dragons and creatures. I don’t care if the characters are shifters or have dragon sidekicks. I’ll always pick up a book with them.


So what makes you pick up a book? Do you see your choices? Let’s chat!!

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

  1. I agree about covers and trusted authors! I bought the Trylle trilogy based on it’s cover and I loved it!


  2. Diversity is one of the biggest factors that gets me to pick up a book nowadays. All the way through school I think there were only one or two instances where we assigned to read a book that was by an author of color or a female author. No queer or disability rep to be spoken of, sadly. I’m trying to make up for the lost time, in a sense 🙂


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