TTT: Top 10 Things That Will Make Me Want to Read a Book

Today’s topic is “things that will make me want to read a book.”  TopTen Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Anyone can join in and link up together.  Do any of these reasons resonate with you?  What drives you to pick up a new book?

  1.  An author I love has come out with a new book.  I love that goodreads sends me notifications of this.
  2. One of my good friends who I consider has similar taste in books has given it 5 stars.  We all have those few people whose taste in books is so close to ours that we cyber stalk what they are giving high marks.
  3. It has become controversial or polarizing.  I enjoy books that have affected people to extremes, both negative and positive.
  4. It seems unique.  There is something about it that sets it apart from other books I’ve read.
  5. It ‘s from a genre or relates to a time period I have not read about in quite a while.  Once I’ve read a particular kind of book, I need a break from that genre.  For instance, after reading a WW2 novel, I need to wait many months before I’m ready to sit down with another.   If I read a fluff book, I will need a break from fluff for a while as well.
  6. There is something historical or cultural that I am interested in learning more about within the novel.
  7. My book club is reading it.  Of course it’s more fun to read a book when you can enjoy a discussion afterwards with friends.
  8. It is a 2nd or 3rd book in a series I have started and loved.  Two examples of this are ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’
  9. It is a companion novel to another novel I have read.  For example, I cannot wait to read Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’ having read ‘Life After Life.’  I also cannot wait to read ‘Anything is Possible’ having read ‘My Name is Lucy Barton.’
  10. The book is a gift from a friend.

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