Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #22

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's TTT is words/topics that make you instantly buy/pick up a book.  I've decided to not only list my Go-To words/topics, but also some of the books that I did actually buy/pick up because of them.

Top Ten Words/Topics That Make Me Instantly Buy or Pick Up a Book

  • Retelling/Revamping/Adaptation
    • Splintered by A.G. Howard
    • Jane by April Lindner
    • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Mythology (especially Hades & Persephone)
    • Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
    • Abandon by Meg Cabot
    • The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  • Love Triangle (I know, I know; cue the groaning & eye-rolling)
    • Matched by Ally Condie
    • The Selection by Kiera Cass
    • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Dystopian
    • Dualed by Elsie Chapman
    • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
    • Eve by Anna Carey
  • Regency/Historical Romance
    • Georgette Heyer's novels
    • Seeking Persephone by Sarah M. Eden
    • A Gown of Spanish Lace by Janette Oke
  • Dragons
    • A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
    • The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey
    • The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • Jane Austen
    • Austenland by Shannon Hale
    • Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster
    • A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh
  • Mystery/Suspense
    • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    • The Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie
    • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Epic/High Fantasy
    • The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
    • The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
    • The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  • Travel and/or Cooking Memoir (especially set in Italy)
    • A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi
    • Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl
    • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

So what do you think?  Are you a fan of any of these words or topics?  Are you wondering how I could possibly like love triangles?  And what are some words or topics that make you grab up a book without a second thought?


  1. 3 of yours made it on my list as well. You have good taste!

  2. Great list, minus the love triangle, I absolutely hate those! The rest are cool!

    Thanks for stopping by :D

    1. I figured I'd be in the minority when it came to the love triangles. Lol!

  3. We have one the same! Jane Austen is a good one I didn't think of. My list could easily have been longer!
    Top Ten Tuesday

    1. Mine too. I could have also added Gothic, anti-hero, brooding hero, unlikely romances... the list could go on for a while.

  4. I love re-tellings, Jane Austen, and mythology, too. Great list!
    Here's my TTT

  5. I love retellings, dragons, mystery/suspense, and travel too! :) Thanks for stopping by my TTT list!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  6. DRAGONS. I LOVE DRAGONS. Also, I'm beginning to realize there aren't as many YA mystery novels as I feel like there should be. Like, there's a mystery in every book to a certain degree but I want more novels about hardcore crime solving (ie the book version of Veronica Mars).

    1. I totally agree! YA mystery novels are too rare, and a book version of Veronica Mars sounds epic!


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