#TopTenTuesday: 10 Elements That Make Me Want to Read A Book!

Weโ€™re back with another Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book (these can be auto-buy authors, tropes you love, if an author you love blurbed it, settings, genres, etc.)

I decided to make it easy for myself and keep things simple this week by listing ten elements/tropes in a book that will make me want to pick it up. Whether these things are mentioned in the blurb, in the promo or in a review, if a book contains these elements, I’m 100% more interested in picking it up. Since I mostly read romance and fantasy I’ll be breaking it down into those two categories and to go a little extra, I’ll pick a few of my favourite books with these elements in them! ๐Ÿ˜

In romance…

  • Hate to love romance
  • Grumpy/sunshine
  • Small town setting
  • Characters who love books/reading
  • Diverse reads. Give me BIPOC characters + amazing mental health, disability, and cultural rep.

In fantasy…

  • Found family. Give me all the feel-good vibes!
  • Mythology/Folklore of the non-Western variety. For example, Asian/South East Asian/Pacific. Or if it’s of the “Western” variety, from different places such as Wales or Eastern Europe. Or if it’s “Western” give me a different perspective!
  • Magic. I mean, duh, right? I especially love when the magic is unique!
  • Romance. Yes, I’m talking about romantasy (romance fantasy) but I also love when there’s a romance that’s not central to the storyline in fantasy.
  • Quests/Adventure. I loved getting to know characters and worlds as they adventure across the lands.

What elements in a book will make you want to pick it up? Do you enjoy any of these elements too? What’re some of your favourite elements/books with them in it?

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