This week’s Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten Words/Topics that Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up a Book. This one was kind of hard for me, but I did come with ten that I think will work:
1. Anything about animal intelligence or emotion – I am a definite animal-lover, so I like to read positive things about the animal kingdom and how they deserve more respect than they get. Books like Animal Wise and The Moral Lives of Animals.
2. Books to do with souls and spirits – Growing up, I thought often about what makes us us, and the fact that no one can ever REALLY know us since they can never hear our thoughts or feel our emotions. I was a very philosophical child, and it made me feel lonely, but secure at the same time knowing it was impossible to know what’s inside a person. So whenever I see books that have anything to do with the soul/body relationship, I jump on them. Books like Every Day and What’s Left of Me.
4. Video game fiction – I don’t play video games, but I’ve grown up watching other people play them, brothers, boyfriends, and now husband, so I can appreciate them. And I like reading books that include them as a main plot point, especially futuristic virtual games! Books like Erebos, Ready Player One and Insignia.
5. Psychological/Brain stories – I didn’t get any further than Intro to Psychology in college, but I still find the brain to be very interesting, to say the least. Whether it’s all psychological or a physical brain issue, I’ll pick it up. Books like Brain on Fire and The Lucifer Effect.
6. Pure teenage love stories – By pure, I mean, none of this love triangle BS that most YA novels have going on now. Not that I can’t enjoy that too if it’s done well, but sometimes I just want two people to love each other with no one else involved. Books like Eleanor and Park and Time Between Us.
7. Brian Michael Bendis – Another writer I will pick up every time, my favorite graphic novel author, and the one that really got me started in graphic novels.
10. Dystopia – I almost don’t want to admit it, but I’m still a sucker for dystopian books. I don’t care how similar they are, I love them! I won’t even give examples, because I’m sure everyone knows them. I’m not over it yet, I’ll read more!
That’s it for my top 10 this week!