‘You had me at epic fantasy’
Every Tuesday over at The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic. This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book
- Blogger recommendations – I find so many good books this way. Once you find your own favourite blogs to follow with people who, not only have similar tastes, but also whose opinions you trust – it’s such a great way to pick up new book recommendations.
- Author – I have a number of authors who I would automatically pick up: Mark Lawrence, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Pinborough, Patrick Rothfuss, Alice Hoffman, Scott Lynch, Lauren Beukes, to name a few – the list could go on but I’ll stop there.
- Publisher – let’s face it I follow quite a lot of publishers and keep my eye on their anticipated releases and new authors.
- Cover – I know it seems fickle but I do love a great cover and it is the thing that initially draws me to the book.
- Hype – I can deny it all I like but eventually any really, seriously, hyped book will eventually get to me and I will crumble in the face of popular demand!
- Part of a series – obviously, if I’m reading and loving a series I am eager for the next instalment.
- Genre – I know that authors don’t really like to be pigeon holed, but if a book falls into any of the following: fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, horror, alternate universe, urban fantasy, or any of a number of other sub genres then I’ll probably pick it up.
- Content – if a book happens to have vampires, fae, magic, dragons, goblins, witches – you get the picture – then I pretty much more than likely want to read it.
- Grimdark – a description that is a tad over used – but still it works like a charm for me and always makes me want to pick up the book in question.
- What did I miss?