Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

It's been a while since I've participated in TTT. This topic was suggested by Karin at My Life In Books.

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

1. First, almost anything I read is always Christian Fiction

2. Retellings of classic fairy tales

(Fairest Beauty, The Wide-Awake Princess, The Merchant's Daughter, Princess of Glass)

3. Historical Fiction

4. Especially set in 1800s America
(particularly western America - the whole homesteading, Oregon Trail idea, but I also like the Eastern Seaboard and everything in between...)
(Sixty Acres and a Bride, Prize of My Heart)

5. Or Colonial America around and during the Revolutionary War

6. Marriage of Convenience/Necessity

 7. Fantasy with adventure 
cover of Starflower by Anne Elisabeth Stenglcover of The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer

cover of The Ruins of Gorlan by John FlanaganDealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede

8. Missionary Kids 
(Bamboo & Lace, It's a Jungle Out There)

9. Regency/Victorian England
10. What words/topics instantly trigger the thought, 'Ooooh, that looks good!'?

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  1. Great list! I totally agree with 1,2,3,4,6,&9!

  2. Wow Rina, I LOVE your presentation here!! I've read many of these books and you make me want to read them again from how you listed them, GREAT job :) I'm totally with you on 1,2, 6,7,9. The first thing I notice is the author's name and whether I've enjoyed their work before. I also look at the cover and summary to see if I can understand what the journey of the story will be like. Love the variety you posted here, hugs and blessings to you!

    1. Thank you Kara! Most of those are worth rereading. Go for it! :-) Love the things you look for, I should have put familiar/previously-enjoyed author on the list. But I didn't think of it. Hugs and blessings to you as well!


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