Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

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

► Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book 

Ancient Egypt

Whether or not it's fiction or nonfiction, I'd read anything about Ancient Egypt. It's my favorite historical era to read/learn about.

The Princess of Egypt Must Die | Ancient Egypt: Secrets Explained


Any book written by Cassandra Clare about the Shadowhunter world is a must-read for me. My favorite book is still Clockwork Angel

Magical Realism

When I know a book has magical realism in it it's almost guaranteed that I will enjoy it. I just love that line between contemporary and the magical. 

Myths & Legends

I absolutely love myths and legends. Song of Princes is a great one for Greek mythology and I've always been intrigued in the Bathory legend also.

Time Travel

Time travel is probaly one of my favorite things that will make me pick up a book. Especially if it's time travel to the past (which it usually is).


Fae are my favorite supernatural creatures. Whether or not they're good or bad, I love reading about them.


In the last two or so years I've been getting really into books set in space. Michelle Diener's Class 5 trilogy is my favorite.

Dark Romance

Dark romance a la Pepper Winters and Skye Warren is my favorite kind of romance. 

Historical Fiction/Romance

This is my favorite genre so I had to add it. I love reading any historical books. These two are top favorites of mine.

America's First Daughter | Loveweaver

Ottoman Empire

I don't know what it is but whenever I see a book that features even a little bit of the Ottoman Empire I have to read it.

The Merchant's Pearl | And I Darken

Have you read any of these books or what 'thing' would make you instantly want to read a book? Let me know!


  1. Great list! I'm a big fan of time travel books as well. My TTT

    1. I love how time travel has gotten more popular lately.

  2. I love magical realism! Have you read The Accident Season or When the Moon was Ours? They're both great. Also, Katrina Leno writes my absolute favorite magical realism books. (The Lost & Found and Everything All at Once)
    Illuminae is so good! I didn't like Gemina quite as much, but I'm excited for the last book.
    My TTT

    1. I haven't read those but thank you for the recommendations. I'm going to look them up right now! <3

  3. I like magical realism as well! Total fantasy is nice sometimes, but I like to read about things that I think could actually be real in our world! I'll read pretty much anything that's historical fiction, too. I would love to read a novel about ancient Egypt - I haven't come across too many!

    1. I have read more nonfiction than actual fiction about ancient Egypt but I've enjoyed Stephanie Dray's books!

  4. Fae an mythology are my kryptonite as well!

    1. I love books about fae SO much. Especially dark far for some reason. :)

  5. I KNEW IT!!!! As soon as i saw the heading i was like "There's gotta be an Egypt ref in this post :P"!!! And Wings!!!! and omigosh shadowhunterssss!!
    Love this post!!!
    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy

  6. Great list! Any time travel books you'd recommend? I haven't enjoyed the few I've read but could always use a good one :)

    1. I have a few favorites. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer (My favorite), Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins and most recently Cold Summer by Gwen Cole. <3

  7. I love Ancient Egypt books. I haven't heard of the The Princess of Egypt Must Die. That looks like a good one!

  8. Time Travel is one my favorites! I still need to read the last Warp book. :)

  9. Yes yes yes and YES!
    Shadowhunters, Myths and legends, Time Travel, Fae, Space, dark romance... all of those are just: <3__<3
    I would most definitely read ANY shadowhunter book EVER. Just thinking about Lord of Shadows coming out next months is... *hyperventilating*
    Also, both Illuminae and Karen Marie Moning got me into their genres. LOVE these books.
    Rick Riordan was the one to get me into mythology.
    And time travel? Oh, time travel is a personal obsession of mine. I just *hear* the word 'time travel' and I'm excited.
    Doctor Who, Ruby Red, Outlander...
    It's so hard to do time travel right. But when you do... it's OH SO GOOD.

    1. I'm glad we agree about so many things! And yessss Lord of Shadows next month. I'm so excited! I have my copy already pre-ordered of course! ;)

  10. Great list! I have to agree with a lot of it. If it has anything to do with Shadowhunters and myths or legends I am going to want to read it myself! Historical fiction is totally one for you ;)


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