TOP TEN TUESDAY WAS CREATED BY THE BROKE AND THE BOOKISH IN JUNE OF 2010 AND WAS MOVED TO THAT ARTSY READER GIRL IN JANUARY OF 2018. IT WAS BORN OF A LOVE OF LISTS, A LOVE OF BOOKS, AND A DESIRE TO BRING BOOKISH FRIENDS TOGETHER.
The rules are very simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to THAT ARTSY READER GIRL in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
- Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
- Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC IS THINGS THAT MAKE ME PICK UP A BOOK.
I’m a total sucker for a pretty cover and have been known on many occasions to pick up a book based solely on what the cover looks like and having no clue as to what the book is about!
2. FAVOURITE AUTHOR
If I like an Author then I’ll pick up anything they write!
3. SUBJECT MATTER
If it’s a topic I love or am interested in and see a book about that subject, then I’m in!
4. OTHER REVIEWS
Reading other Book Blogs is EVIL(!) for finding out about new releases or old favourites that they’ve loved, or seeing a BookTuber rave about a title is another sure fire way of making me interested!
5. TO COMPLETE A READING CHALLENGE
I do love a reading challenge and often finding titles that fit the prompts are a great way to widen your reading horizons and often make you pick up a book you’d never normally consider.
6. AWARD WINNER
I’m often intrigued by some of the books that win awards, especially as they often aren’t the biggest sellers or ones you’d find other people reading, so part of me often wants to pick up a particular book and try and figure out why it has won… I am often none the wiser after reading said book either! 😉
7. SET IN THE LOCAL AREA
Always gives me a thrill when I’m reading a book and recognise the place names!
8. A BARGAIN BUY
Call me a cheapskate, but I do love finding a bargain so am often tempted by books I see on offer or part of a deal.
9. IT’S PART OF A SERIES
No use starting a series if you don’t finish it – if you enjoy it of course! – so I always love to carry on reading a story set over 3 books or more!
10. IF IT HAS A GARDENING LINK
As a keen gardener, if there’s a link to nature or the outdoors then I am more easily persuaded to pick that book up – especially if it has photos too!
Is there anything in particular that makes you pick up a book up?