Top Ten Tuesday: Key Words/Topics

April 30, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 27

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Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book (thanks to Karin at My Life In Books for this topic & graciously letting us use it)


Actually this is a top six list today.

Jennifer E Smith This is What Happy Looks Like1. Cute

If you know anything about me you know that I LOVE cute books. I am that easy. In fact I’m pretty sure that at least 50% of my books are “cute” and the other 50% is everything else.


Mike Mullin Ashfall2. Natural Disasters

Another thing that I also love is natural disasters. They are fascinating and I love to read about them (natural disasters are better in books).

Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games3. Dystopian

I know a lot of people are tired of dystopian but I still love them. I love how they can be creative and different without being so far out there that I can’t picture it.

Kendare Blake Anna Dressed in Blood4. Ghosts

I freaking love ghosts. Happy ghosts, sad ghosts, murderous ghosts, it doesn’t matter. I love them all. I especially love when ghosts appear when I’m not expecting ghosts to be in the book. That is the best ever.

Miranda Kenneally Stealing Parker5. Sports

I love when sports are in books (not books about sports). It’s especially awesome when it’s about football but I’ve read books that have baseball, hockey, soccer, etc and they are all good too.

Gillian Flynn Gone Girl6. “Effed Up”

If anyone tells me that a book is effed up I will definitely want to read it.




27 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Key Words/Topics”

  1. Roberta R.

    It’s funny how you like both cute and effed up books LOL. And on a side note, thanks for using the locution “effed up”. I’m constantly enlarging my English vocabulary, and never heard of that one before. It’s fun – especially considering where it comes from ;).
    Back on topic, I’m a sucker for
    1) afterlife (whether the main character manages to come back from the dead or not);
    2) alternate universes/time travel (when done the right way);
    3) sci-fi;
    4) supernatural;
    5) thriller;
    6) male\female friendship.

    • Kimberly

      Effed up is one of my favorite phrases ;) I’m trying really hard not to use the actual word anymore, even though I know that everyone knows what I mean when I say effed up.

    • Kimberly

      Ditto! I haven’t found a dystopian yet that I haven’t liked!

  2. Petty Witter

    For some reason I’m surprised to see sports on your list.

    I’m a sucker for …..

    Historical novels
    Hedgehog books
    Forensic stuff
    Different cultures (at present the Amish community)
    Nostalgic reads (I’m slowly working my way through my childhood favourites)
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    • Kimberly

      I do like forensic stuff too, but I have to be in the right mood for it, it doesn’t always work for me.

  3. Sarah

    I love a good ghost story, and I love how you put Anna Dressed In Blood with that category, that was such a great book. I enjoy Dystopian too though I am admittedly a bit picky about what I read from that particular genre.
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    • Kimberly

      Ghosts will always win me over :) I’m not too picky about dystopian, but that might change over time.

  4. Anastasia

    Oh, gosh! I’m the same way, with “effed up” topic. Anything from incest to rape. Is that weird? Hmm… have you read “Flawed”? Ooh, one thing I refuse to read are books with like 50 year old guys and 15 year old girls. Yep. That’s where I draw the line. I love sports! I love reading about the way the game plays out. The victory, the losses. Everything. I put dystopia <3 That's a must must!

    ~Ana @ Characterized Book Reviews