Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 

This week’s TTT topic is:  things that make me instantly want to read a book

1)The first thing is when a favorite author releases a new book!

2) When it’s a sequel from a beloved series!

3) When a trusted friend recommends it to me!

I am talking friends who have similar taste to mine! Some in audiobooks like Mogsy, some in romance like Tanya or Samantha….

4) The trope(s).

I have real click bait words like “magic competition”, “magic school”, “small town romance”, “single dad” etc

5) The Hype

I confess that this is a make or break but I am often too curious to resist.

6) The cover

I am a sucker for pretty covers and can hardly resist!

7) Goodreads or Storygraph or Amazon’s recommendation

Thanks for reading!


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  1. I skipped last week and will be coming this one with this week’s topic and I expect several of these will make my list, especially a new release by a favorite author!

  2. I am a sucker for a good cover. I have added books to my TBR based on cover alone. Favorite authors are a must as well, and favorite tropes. I love small towns, but also second chance romance and friends-to-lovers. I agree about friends who have similar taste to that of my own. I have seen meh ratings, but if someone I trust who tends to like the same books as me liked it, I will read it.