Top Ten Tuesday: things that will make me instantly want to, or not want to, read a book


Welcome to my latest Top Ten Tuesday post!

I’m merging both this week’s and next week’s theme together because I couldn’t think of 10 for each. I didn’t want to do the basics such as “”the cover art” or “if it’s a thriller” (etc) kind of thing, so coming up with more specific points was hard!

I’ll have to rethink what I can do for next week’s Tuesday post, but let’s not worry about that now, ey!

5 things that will make me instantly want to read a book

If it’s written by Stephen King


I’m pretty sure I have most, if not all of Stephen King’s books on my tbr list.

If it has praise from Stephen King

I always look at the authors who have praised a book I’m reading or want to read, and if it has a quote from Stephen King, I’m there. If the master of horror likes it, chances are I will too!

If it’s recommended by Janel or Sam

I will add a book to my tbr if one of these lovely ladies has a good few words to say about it!

If it’s fiction based around non-fiction

I love a story that weaves non-fiction into fiction! Especially if it’s a mystery thriller style novel! See What I Have Done and We All Begin as Strangers are just a couple of examples!

If I liked the film / TV version

If I liked it as a film, I’m 99% sure I’ll like it as a book, so if I see that a movie was based off a book, I always rush to add that book to my tbr. Again, Nocturnal Animals (Tony & Susan) and Fight Clubare just a couple of examples!

5 things that will make me instantly not want to read a book

If it’s got a half naked man or something equally “raunchy” on the front cover

Yikes! This is definitely the biggest turn off for me when it comes to books. Vom, vom, vom.

If it’s being compared to Gone Girl or The Girl on The Train

This trend needs to stop. Especially since The Girl on The Train isn’t even that good.

If it’s classed as a paranormal romance

I can’t stand romance books as it is, but paranormal romance? HELL NO.

If I get the jist that it involves infidelity

I’m extremely touchy when it comes to reading about infidelity. I hate the thought of it and being cheated on is honestly one of my biggest fears in life, so I hate to read about it.

If it’s a “celebrity” memoir

Why do these nothingy people write books about themselves / have someone else write their book but publish it in their name? It infuriates me that these books sell so well.

There we have it! This weeks post was pretty short and sweet, but I think I got my points across!

What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree with any of my  points this week?

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19 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: things that will make me instantly want to, or not want to, read a book”

    1. Glad you agree with my points! Yes, crappy celeb memoirs are so dumb. The only celeb memoir I own is John Cleese’s because I think he’s hilarious and anything Monty Python is some of my favourite stuff to watch haha

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  1. I can’t believe you don’t want a book with a half naked man on the cover. What is wrong with you 😂😂

    Seriously though they can be a bit cringe. I would broaden the next Girl on the Train to pretty much any book that’s the next whatever. I hate these comparisons.

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