Hello all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt was ‘things that make me pick up a book’ and while I missed the day itself, I really liked the topic and wanted to share my answers. So I hope you won’t mind me jumping on board a little late!
Here are some things that make me highly likely to pick up a book!
Set a book in a circus and I am already halfway sold on it. They are just such magical settings, brimming with atmosphere and sensory details.
As an anxiety sufferer myself, I’m always interested in books that portray this mental illness. It’s always nice to see my own life experiences represented and to feel like I’m not alone in my struggles.
There’s a reason why the book market is so saturated with fairytale retellings – because readers like me can’t get enough of them! I just love seeing the classic tales reimagined, particularly if they have a slightly darker twist to them.
I quite enjoy all historical fiction but I tend to be even more interested when they are set during the second World War. Maybe it’s a morbid fascination but I just find that they always have the emotional pull I’m looking for.
There’s a part of me that’s always secretly wanted to be a witch. Maybe that’s why I love reading about them so much?
Magical realism is one of my favourite genres; I just adore those settings that almost feel like the real world but that have that extra little spark of something.
My aforementioned anxiety often prevents me from travelling so I love living vicariously and reading about characters going on epic roadtrips!
Books about Books
Is there any book lover that doesn’t enjoy reading about one of the things they’re most passionate about in this world? Books about books are just so satisfying to me and remind me why I adore reading so much.
Maybe it’s because I’m an only child but I love reading about the bond between siblings. It always feels so special.
This one stems back to my Gothic literature class in sixth form. I developed a love for those atmospheric houses and to this day, if a blurb mentions an old house setting I’m immediately interested.
So those are some of my buzzwords when it comes to picking up a book to read! Do we have any in common? x