Hi everyone! How are you? Did you have a great month? Mine was great thanks to all those extended weekends. It made me craving for summer even more!
Today I’m back on the blog with a brand new topic. I’m going to talk about *drum roll please* …BOOKS! Yaaay! Hope you’re as excited as I am. Since I am not talking about books a lot, I decided to, inspired by the Top Ten Tuesday recent theme, talk about some of my favorite things in books with a little list….let’s see: what makes me want to read a book right NOW?
1. Any – yes ANY – book my sister has read and loved.
We have similar taste and since she reads so much faster than me, my TBR is HUGE. I really can’t complain because I absolutely adore everything she recommends me!
2. It is well rated on Goodreads.
3. An author I like has come out with a brand new book.
If I enjoyed the writing and the world-building in a book, there’s a 99% chance I’ll try another one by the same author. Because you know what? There’s like 99% of chance I’ll devour it too.
4. It is set in an intriguing dystopian world.
5. A cute romance is mentioned in the synopsis.
6. It is about sisters or family.
I love my sister and we have a really awesome family (yes, I’m totally biased…) so no surprises there, I like those kind of stories where there is an emphasis on this, such as The Sky Is Everywhere, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Second Chance Summer…
7. It is a 2nd or 3rd book in a series I have started and really enjoyed.
The Hunger Games, I’m looking at you! Only a few pages turned and already I’m obsessed. I didn’t have a choice; I NEED to know what happens next. So yeah I’m weak…
8. It features a strong female lead.
Girl power! Since I’m a girl (no way!!!), I enjoy having a girl hero. Someone I can relate to, someone to inspire me. Someone who is not perfect in any way but just real.
9. It has a beautiful cannot-stop-staring-at-it kind of cover.
I’m aware that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but…well, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one in that case…
10. It is a modern retelling.
I’m instantly thinking about the Lunar Chronicles, it is PERFECTION. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. It’s like rediscovering a story you fell in love with years ago...only to find it completely changed, but love it anyway.
What are the things that instantly make you want to pick up a book? On the contrary, what are the things that make you NOT want to read a story?
Bonus question: any AMAZING retellings recommendations for me?