Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl
.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right?
This week’s theme is Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book
Female characters that kick ass
Yes, I like when girls can fight and use the ability to put any doubters in their place and also break
Scheming and backstabbing
Have to admit, I love me some political intrigue.
Yes, I love rooting for the bad guys, especially if they are sneaky
OK, so I don’t limit the sneakiness to thieves, I also quite enjoy a good assassin prowling in the shadows.
OK, I do often enjoy low fantasy, but I do love a good, fun magic system (or ability)
Misfits and Underdogs
I like to see “misfits” become the heroes, it’s just fun wish fulfillment I think.
I know, it’s cliche in fantasy, but I do love a good orphan comes from nothing but becomes super powerful/ or important story.
I also love characters that appear to be one thing by day, but really have a completely different identity by night (doesn’t have to be day versus night, just in general, a public persona and secret persona)
I know, I’m not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but a great cover is hard to resist!!
If reviewers I know and trust love a book, I am way more likely to pick it up.
What about you? What makes you pick up a book? Any great reasons I missed?