Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s is Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book.


1. It’s written by a favorite author.

2. It’s got a gorgeous cover.

3. The blurb draws me in.

4. It has a trope I love

5. A blogger who knows what I like recommends it to me.

6. It’s going to be made into a movie, and I want to see the movie.

7. It’s getting a lot of hype and I’m curious as to why.

8. It’s on Kindle Unlimited.

9. I wanted to listen to an audiobook and it was available now to download from my library.

10. Someone gave me the book.

28 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book”

  1. I am so guilty of getting random books, and audios in particular, from the library cos they’re there. A pretty cover and an intriguing blurb and I’ll read pretty much anything.

    1. That’s the scary part of going to the library since everything is “free” to borrow!

  2. I think I care about the trope, but then, I sort of love all the tropes. The author weighs so heavily on my decision though. I have a pretty long list of go-tos at this point, but am always willing to take a chance on a debut too.

    1. Thank you! I’ve found some great authors this way. It sounds like you have, too!

  3. Oooh I didn’t think about tropes, that’s a good one. Also #6 is a good one too. I try to read books before seeing movies, but I usually end up failing at it, or I watch the movie like 5 years later once I get around to reading the book finally.

  4. Gorgeous covers always pull me in, too. Sometimes to my detriment haha. And I liked “it’s on Kindle Unlimited” too. It’s kind of funny, but so true. There are many books I would have never read if they were on KU when I had a membership.

  5. I loved your list. Haven’t done any Top Ten posts for ages, might try it again soon.

    Here are my thoughts:

    Favorite author – totally agree
    gorgeous cover – draws me to the book in the first place
    blurb – definitely
    trope – also a good reason
    blogger recommendation – always
    movie – don’t really care about that, don’t watch many movies
    hype – hmm, sometimes that makes me NOT wanting to read a book.
    Kindle – I still love my paperbacks
    audiobook – can’t do audiobooks.
    someone gave me the book – that’s definitely a reason.

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