The time it was Top Ten Tuesday {15}

Posted April 18, 2017 by Stacee in Top Ten Tuesday / 7 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book.

1. Unreliable narrator — This is my jam.  Mindfuckery is one of my favorite things ever and I love love love an unreliable narrator if it’s done well.  Favorites include The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Damage Done

2. Love to Hate — Another favorite.  There’s just something about the hateful banter and button pushing and reading it slowly morph into feelings. Favorites include The Hating Game and The Only Thing Worse than Me is You.

3. Pride + Prejudice — Since P+P is my favorite book, I will happily pick up anything that says it’s a retelling of sorts. Literally anything.  One of my favorites is First & Then.

4. Time travel — This one is tricky for me.  I do love time travel, but I don’t want a date/time stamp at the beginning of each chapter or I’ll quickly lose interest.  Favorites include Time Between Us and Cold Summer and All Our Yesterdays and The Firebird series.

5. Magical realism — This is something I’m recently getting into and I’m loving it. Favorites include The Weight of Feathers and The Secret Ingredient of Wishes.

Okay…so I could only really focus enough to get the titles for 5 things.  I’m sure that if I actually sat down and thought about this, I could come up with more.  I also love BFF to more, boarding schools, fairy tale and Shakespeare retellings, anything that hints at snarky banter, and I’m a straight up whore for anything set in London or Paris or with a bird on the cover.

What about you? What will make you pick up a book?

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7 Responses to “The time it was Top Ten Tuesday {15}”

  1. Ugh. I have a love/hate relationship with unreliable narrators. If it’s done well, I love them. If not, it just feels like the author’s cheating. I especially hate when a plot summary TELLS ME the narrator is unreliable. That ruins the story for me.

    Happy TTT!

    • Stacee

      I agree. If the unreliable-ness isn’t done well, it can ruin an entire book. I do like the hint of it though, like in Damage Done.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Stacee

      I thought this would be hard to do and then once I sat down to list them, it came out easily. I just didn’t want to go search for titles. Mostly because I was at work when I did this post. Shhhhhh.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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