Top Ten Tuesdays #229: Read-Bait

Posted April 2, 2019 / Top 10 Tuesdays, Weekly Memes / 14 Comments

Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.

The topic for this week is about the things that make you pick up a book. This is a similar topic or question to my read-bait series of posts, where I discuss the words or phrases within a book’s synopsis that immediately draw me in. I’ll highlight a good portion of those (because the majority of them still ring true!) and also some of the other factors (aside from what’s directly in the synopsis) that make me pick a book up or add it to my TBR. There’s another TTT here with some topics too, in case this isn’t thorough enough! The books you see mixed in are those that really hit the nail on the head for Lauren-bait.

Read-Bait Topics or Words

Book Formats or Appearances

  • Pretty covers (way too many posts to even link more!)
  • Epistolary (letters, emails, IMs, text messages)
  • Time goes back and forth between past and present events, alternating chapters
  • Multiple points of view
Specific Settings

Types of Romances

14 responses to “Top Ten Tuesdays #229: Read-Bait

  1. Looks like we enjoy books with the same sort of settings. I love creepy old house settings, small town settings, snowed-in/trapped settings, boarding school settings, and returning home settings. Those get me every time!

    Happy TTT!

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