This topic is fabulous.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme posted by The Broke and the Bookish where they post a topic every week and bloggers from all over the internet make a list of 10 things that fit the topic. Today’s topic is all about books which instantly make us read a book!
1. Khaled Hosseini : It’s a different matter that Hosseini completely stopped writing books after coming out with And the Mountains Echoed but even if I find out that a book has been blurbed by him, or compared to his books, that will instantly make me want to read it. Though I probably should also admit that when I find a book or an author’s writing compared to Hosseini’s, it usually makes me a little hesitant (because can it be really so good?) but still, even the appearance of Hosseini’s name on a book’s front or back cover will make me really intrigued in it.
2. Road Trips : Or books about travel, in general. I absolutely love travel books, and especially if they are road trips featuring YA or NA characters. And maybe this is because I personally enjoy road trips so much but even the mention of a road trip in a book automatically attaches ideas like ‘fun’ and ‘exciting’ in my mind about the book.
3. Forbidden Love : Will always be exciting to me. Books about forbidden love are so amazing because there is generally a lot of angst in them, and they can make you feel emotionally drained. I prefer it when the characters are Adult and in the real world (as opposed to forbidden love between vampires and werewolves, or any such fantastical creatures) – because real-life forbidden love is painful and riveting and I love reading about it.
4. Lawsuits : I love reading about court trials and lawsuits and investigations in books. They’re so, so, so exciting and I find such reads very addictive. In most cases, if the blurb of the book mentions any of the above, I instantly get interested!
5. Moral Ambiguity : I absolutely love books which have morally ambiguous characters, or morally grey characters. A perfect example would be Jodi Picoult, because in most of her books, she raises these questions about morality and right and wrong, and how complex human nature is when it comes to choosing between the two. Morally ambiguous books are generally also very thought-provoking, and I love reading them.
6. Heists : Exciting, thrilling and crazy (yep Six of Crows, I’m looking at you). I definitely get very interested when it comes to reading about heists.
7. Royalty : Stories about royalty, be it historical or of fantasy genre, attract me a lot. I just feel like books about royalty are so grand and they can either be complete fluff and entertaining, or really serious stories which make a mark (and thankfully, I like both the kinds).
So those were the things which are absolutely my favorite things to read about in books!