Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (4-30-13)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week, 
they post a different topic, and you get to create your own top ten list. So, this week's 
topic is:

Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up a Book

1) World War II - I love novels set during this time period! If it has anything to do with WWII, you can bet that I will pick it up!

2) New York City - I love this town and how diverse it is. You never know what can happen here!

3) Shoes - I am obsessed with shoes! If the word shoes is in the title, then you can bet that I will read it!

4) Art - I don't know why I am pulled towards books dealing with art/the art world, but I am. I might pick the book up, but the odds that I will actually read it are small.

5) Weight - I am on a journey to living a healthier lifestyle, so reading books that deal with characters who are also facing similar issues really resonates with me.

6) Any form of technology - I love with authors embrace technology and make it a part of their books. I feel like it adds another dimension to the story when they use something like blogging or Twitter to enhance the story (and it also makes it more realistic).

7) Travel - I love traveling so if a book has anything to do with getting away from it all, then I need to read it!

8) Paris - I am obsessed with Paris! I have never been but if I see anything related to Paris on that cover, then I have to pick it up and read it!

9) London - I don't love London as much as a do Paris (at least in terms of book settings), but books set here are just something that I gravitate towards.

I could only think of nine things this week! It was hard to pinpoint what exactly draws me towards a book! So, what pulls you in? Let me know!


  1. I'm always a sucker for a New York story as well, regardless of when it's set, whether it be Candace Bushnells chick-lit or the more recent 1920s-noir tale 'The Other Typist'.

  2. I've seen a lot of traveling, today. I never even thought to pick that! Great list.
    Beth | The Reading Vixens
    Vixen's Top Ten!

  3. Interesting list! I love a London setting too. =)

    Here's Top Ten!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  4. Great list. I think these are most of my top tens also--esp WW2 and travel. p.s. of course SHOES! I saw your Shopoholic comment on Shan's blog.

    Sarah @WordHits

  5. WWII made my list too, especially when it's dealing with the Holocaust. I find the stories so inspiring and endearing.

    My TTT Post

  6. we have many of the same buzzwords - London, NYC, weight and WWII. I also love immigrant stories.

  7. I love books set in Paris and London too, excellent list!