Top Ten Tuesday: Elements of a book that make me go “YAS”

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

1) Written by one of my auto-read authors: Sarah Dessen, Morgan Matson, Jennifer E Smith, Marissa Meyer, etc.

2) Pretty cover. Sometimes this doesn’t last past my reading the synopsis, but for at least a brief moment a pretty cover will make me covet a book like nothing else.

3) A good review from a blogger I trust.

4) Fairy tale retelling (I love them all).

5) Steampunk elements.

6) Celebrity romance trope. I don’t know why, but I just love these.

7) Features a road trip. Road trips are so fun and they’re even more fun when you’re not actually stuck in the car for 13 straight hours.

8) Also, any travel basically. I love exploring new places but don’t have the means to actually do it in person. That’s why books are so great!

9) Smart, female protagonists. I love reading books featuring girls who are smart and unapologetic but are also normal.

10) Strong female friendships. There’s nothing more powerful to me than a healthy relationship between two girls. They get each other and don’t start drama with each other over boys.

Do you guys agree with any of these? What are some things that make you instantly say “YAS”?

26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Elements of a book that make me go “YAS”

  1. Oh my god, we have pretty much the same auto-read authors!! I haven’t read any Jennifer E Smith, though. Where do you think I should start?

    And I totally agree on strong female friendships. I love reading them more than any love stories!

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    1. I think the first one I read by her was “This is What Happy looks Like”. It has my beloved celebrity romance trope in it, so there’s that. I also really loved “The Comeback Season” which I felt was a little deeper, but if you don’t like baseball than you might not like it as much as I did.

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      1. Thanks! I’m going to check those books out. I don’t like sports in general, but that’s never stopped me from reading books that have them as the main theme before, so I guess we’ll see with The Comeback Season 🙂

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    1. I totally agree! Every time I’m reading a book and the main character gets in a fight with her best friend over a boy, I roll my eyes. I really appreciate when authors take the time to make female friendships more than just a series of passive aggressive competitions with each other.

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    1. Yes! Off the top of my head, I really loved The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. Then the To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han has a great sister dynamic. That’s all I can really think of right now…I’ll keep thinking and maybe I’ll do a post on it!


      1. Oh nice! I’ll definitely check out The Start of Me and You. I really enjoyed the sister dynamics in Jenny Han’s first book, but I haven’t finished the trilogy yet. YES please do a post! Beautiful Broken Things explored it really well for me, and then there’s some stellar pairings in Sic of Crows/Crooked Kingdom. But other than that I’m drawing a blank…

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