Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten-ish Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten-ish Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want A Book

 

Reviews: I am sure you are like me and browse Goodreads when you find a book you are interested in to see what others say about it. If I see a majority of my trusted book friends don’t like it, consider me the one to avoid it.

Story at the back of the book: If there is not much of a description on the back I won’t rush to purchase the book. I want to know what it is about, not see a vague blurb or random quotes from people I have never heard of.

The book cover: I openly admit that I will judge a book by its cover. This is the first thing I see and if I cringe at the cover, I’ll leave it sitting on the shelf and keep walking.

Author tours/book festivals: If I have the chance to see an author at a festival or on a tour and they are not nice people, I will not want any of their books. (this has happened IRL and I gave away all of that author’s books.)

The author on social media: There have been certain authors on social media that have been huge … jerks. They popped off about sensitive subjects and as a result, I won’t buy, borrow, or have anything to do with their books.

Book topics: If the book is “high fantasy”, I usually shy away from it. (Sarah J Maas, anyone? I still haven’t read anything from her.) I’m just too worried I won’t know what is going on.

Book labels: The one that grinds my gears the most is “‘The New (fill in a very famous book)’“. Stop doing that! I know publishers use that to attract readers but it gives the book a certain level of expectation. The comparison won’t make me want to read the book any faster, it makes me want to avoid it.

INSTA-LOVE: I. Hate. Instalove.

 

I know I couldn’t find ten things that made me not want a book but I listed my highlights. Do any of these apply to you? What makes you not want to read/pick up a book?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want A Book

 

Reviews: I am sure you are like me and browse Goodreads when you find a book you are interested in to see what others say about it. If I see a majority of my trusted book friends like it, consider me sold.

Story at the back of the book: Sometime, the brief description of the story at the back of the book is all you need to give it a try.

The book cover: I openly admit that I will judge a book by its cover. If it instantly grabs my attention, it will find its way into my shopping basket.

A friend recommends a book: If my trust book friends recommend a book to me, I will believe their judgment. They wouldn’t recommend a terrible book to me, would they?

Recommendations on GoodReads and Amazon: These sites know me so well and because of that, I have found some amazing authors/stories.

The author is an insta-buy: If the book is written but an author on my insta-buy list, I will have to own it. I don’t care if it is a published copy of their grocery list, I want it.

Author tours/book festivals: If an author is scheduled to be at a festival or book signing at a local store, I will buy the book. There is something about meeting the author and hearing them talk about their book that makes me want to own it.

Setting: If the book has a specific setting like Italy or France, I will immediately add it to my GR/Amazon wish list. No questions asked. Same goes for Genres – if it is a dystopian, I’m all over it like a cheap suit.

Key words: If there are keywords found anywhere in the blurb or description, count me in. Keywords being not limited to – beach, summer love, thriller, dystopian, road trip, and mystery.

 

It was rather difficult for me to get to ten items and I don’t know why I had that struggle. Can you think of a few items that would make you instantly want a book? Let me know!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Unique Storylines I Have Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Most Unique Storylines I Have Read

 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)

 

 

City of Bones

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

 

 

Divergent

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

 

 

My Lady Jane

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies #1)

 

 

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)

 

 

The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

 

 

Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

 

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

 

 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

 

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)

 

 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

 

It was rather difficult for me to narrow my list down to 10 but I think I listed my best. What books have you read with the most unique storylines?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Must Have Merchandise for the Harry Potter Fandom

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Must Have Merchandise for the Harry Potter Fandom

 

Wand(s). You can have more than one, I know I do. 😉

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Candle(s) from Novelly Yours

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Everything representing your House

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Socks

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Pop! Figures

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HP Trivial Pursuit Game

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Multiple copies of the books

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HP art

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Clothing

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Coloring Books (even though you may never color in them…)

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What merchandise would you say is a must have for your fandom? Let me know!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Cannot Believe I Have Met

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Authors I Cannot Believe I Have Met

 

Marie Lu (sorry for the blurry picture!)

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MAGGIE

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Stephanie Garber

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Stephanie Perkins

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Marissa Meyer (!!)

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Leigh Bardugo (!!!)

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Kasie West

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Susan Ee

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Lynne Matson ❤

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Ransom & Tahereh – this one still blows my mind

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One thing I noticed from looking at these pictures – my hair was out of control. I also feel very grateful to have met so many amazing people – book lovers and authors alike. What authors have you met? Or who would you like to meet?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Read In One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Books Read In One Sitting

 

The Serpent King

The Serpent King

 

 

If You Find Me

If You Find Me

 

 

We Should Hang Out Sometime

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

 

 

By Your Side

By Your Side

 

 

Wires and Nerve

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 (Wires and Nerves, #1)

 

 

All In Pieces

All in Pieces

 

 

Blood of My Blood

Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent, #3)

 

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

 

 

Bad Blood

Bad Blood (The Naturals, #4)

 

 

Love & Gelato

Love & Gelato

 

 

 

I listen to a lot of audios so since most of these were fairly short (less than 5 hours on a high playback), then I was able to start & finish within the same day. What about you? Have you finished a book in one sitting or one day?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different theme for bloggers to post their top tens about, and this week I’m listing…

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

 

 

The Names They Gave Us

The Names They Gave Us

 

 

Alex and Eliza

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

 

 

What To Say Next

What to Say Next

 

 

Blood Rose Rebellion

Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)

 

 

Windfall

Windfall

 

 

Now I Rise

Now I Rise (The Conqueror's Saga, #2)

 

 

What Goes Up

What Goes Up

 

 

Little Monsters

Little Monsters

 

 

Genuine Fraud

Genuine Fraud

 

 

Death Saint

Saint Death

 

It was difficult to limit myself to only 10! What books are on YOUR Spring TBR?

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