30 April 2013

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

I'm pretty confident in knowing what books I'll like, or what kinds of genres grab my attention, so this was a pretty easy list to come up with - these are words or topics that will automatically have me checking out the book to see exactly what it is about!

Zombies - Yeah, this is obvious, right :)  anything that has my undead friends in the title or synopsis definitely gets a second look!

Apocalypse - I love apocalypses, particularly those books that actually feature an apocalypse, rather than the aftermath of one.  Bring on the end of the world, baby!

Tasmania - It doesn't often happen that I read about a place where I've been, but when it comes to the place I spent the first 25 years of my life and will always call home, I've got an obsessive compulsion to read it.

Dystopian - Although I'm feeling a little dystopian-weary lately, I'll still check out those books.  Particularly if it's a dystopian set after a big apocalyptic disaster.

Road-Trip - Who doesn't love a road trip, seriously?  Well, except the motion sickness sufferers amongst us, but then reading about them is a less nauseaous way to enjoy them!

World War II - This is the historical period I find most fascinating.  Whether it's non-fiction or fiction, I'm absolutely obsessed.

Earthquake - There should be more earthquake-plot books!  Mass destruction, great big cracks in the ground, law and order break down.  No, I'm not a survivalist, but sometimes I appear to be.

Ghost - I love a good ghost book, but they're harder to find than it would seem.  I want to be scared to turn out the lights!

Kidnapping - This is one of my own greatest fears, which sounds a bit odd (I can wrangle spiders, and the dark is comforting to me), but I couldn't imagine anything worse than being held captive.

Netherlands - Now my offically adopted country (although I still can't speak Dutch, the shame), it's a country that has such a varied history and I love it when I see mention of the town where I live, or buildings or places that I know in real life!

What are your 'auto-curious' words?


  1. Kidnapping! Agreed. Oh and Ghosts. I forgot a lot today.
    Beth | The Reading Vixens
    Vixen's Top Ten!

  2. Kidnapping is good (well, you know what I mean)! Especially when the kidnappee is saved!

    Check out my TTT!

  3. I also picked zombies! But dystopians, apocalypses, road trips and kidnappings all interest me. I seem to like the dangerous stuff...

  4. I most definitely am with you on zombies, dystopian, and apocalypse. For some odd reason I'm drawn to the dangerous/bad side of nature. I would have to add steampunk and cyborgs or genetically modified to my list though.

  5. I love your topics! I see you have kidnapping on your list? Have you read Stolen by Lucy Christopher? WHAT A BOOK!

  6. kidnapping is definitely scary. and i love road trip books, too.

  7. I agree with the Tasmania one! Well, I'll pick up anything set in Australia, but Tasmania is included in that XD I've never read an earthquake book before unless it was an apocalyptic novel. I'd love to read more that only include earthquakes!

  8. Dystopian & Zombies <3

    And it is so cool that you included the Netherlands ^^ I feel a little proud now, haha. Are you trying to learn Dutch already? :) I believe it can be pretty difficult!


  9. Tasmania: Have you read Thyla by Kate Gordon?

  10. I love how you added Tasmania to your list. You should read Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman which is set in Tasmania if I recall correctly. It was such an amazing read.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  11. Hey there, I honestly think this is the most unique TTT list I've seen so far this week :) Apart from the fact that I'm pretty sure noone named Tasmania so far, I've also never even thought of books that have an earthquake or kidnapping in them...This definitely gives me new topics to look out for :)

  12. Your list is almost completely different to mine, but I enjoyed reading it, you've made some unusual choices!



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