Top Ten Tuesday #18

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday post. This week’s topic is Things that Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book. So, here is my list:

  1. A long day at work — nothing makes a long day at work better than coming home to my family, changing into comfy clothes, and sitting on my couch next to my husband with a good book in hand!
  2. The news — this world and its insanity drives me to my books faster than anything. I don’t watch main-stream media news all that much because it’s just pure ugliness, but when I do find myself checking it out, I then find myself running to my books for escape.
  3. Sadness — whenever I am sad, reading almost instantly makes me feel better.
  4. A good podcast interview — I love podcasts, and I especially love podcasts that center around books and authors. My favorite is MadLit Musings with Jaime Jo Wright. She always has the BEST conversations! I do admit to buying several novels from new-to-me authors because of the conversations had with Jaime Jo.
  5. Anytime Laura Frantz releases a book, I am there! I purposely leave the first week of January wide open so I can enjoy Frantz’s latest novel uninterrupted. She is my favorite go-to author, and I will literally read anything she writes.
  6. Anytime Becky Wade or Denise Hunter release books — Wade and Hunter are my two favorite Contemporary Christian Fiction authors. Their books are always so good, so realistic, and so relatable.
  7. Anytime Emily C. Childs releases a book — Childs is my favorite new-to-me author. She writes the BEST Contemporary Romances ever. If you have not yet read a book by her, I highly recommend reading one ASAP. You will love it!
  8. Anytime Connilyn Cossette or Mesu Andrews release books — Cossette and Andrews are, hands down, the best Biblical Literature authors. Their stories make the Bible come to life.
  9. Anytime a book utilizes the “hot, popular character who falls for the plain Jane (or Joe)” trope — I LOVE this trope. It is my favorite.
  10. Anytime I find a really good Sports Romance — I love Sports Romances. Not many know that about me actually. I believe I love this genre because it usually incorporates my favorite trope (see #9), and I can’t ever get enough of my favorite trope.

What about you?

What are some things that make you instantly want to read a book?

18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #18

  1. I just don’t watch the news- only for the weather, lol. For me, the biggest thing is the plot of a book that makes me want to read it, which is why it’s so disappointing when the execution isn’t done well. Thankfully, most books I read are good ones 😅


  2. I’m glad to see someone else gets book recommendations from podcasts! Agreed about the news….science books used to be my go-to to get away from all the bad news. In science we used to always be finding out more and moving forward. These days even it’s gotten political, though. 😦

    My list is here.

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    1. Podcasts rock! I am sorry about science though. It has definitely been politicized unfortunately.
      Thank you for sharing your list. Going to check it out now! Hope you have a great rest of the week.


    1. I agree. I love it when I find a new author, but reading a book from a tried and true favorite is the best! Thank you for sharing your list. I’m going to check it out now. Have a great rest of your week! 😀


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