[Top Ten Tuesday] Top Seven Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up A Book

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Top Seven Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up A Book

This list was surprisingly a little harder that I anticipated.


I admit that I love reading paranormal books on vampires. It’s probably one of my guilty pleasures, the only thing is sometimes it’s hard to find a good book on vampires, or a new idea that involves vampires. So while this would make me pick up the book it wouldn’t necessarily mean I would buy it.

Paranormal Romance

I usually enjoy all types of paranormal romance. It’s my go-to genre when I’m getting bored with other genres. I find half of the paranormal romance books are a hit but the other half are miss. Yet I still go back for more.

Science Fiction

I love science fiction so anything labelled science fiction I will pick up and give a go. Sometimes it’s too technical and science fiction-y, other times it’s too unrealistic and crazy. All the other times it is just right.


If the book is set in space, or on a spaceship travelling through space chances are I will give it a go. Although it doesn’t mean I will enjoy it. I can already think of a couple of books set in space or on space ships that I really did not enjoy. Still. I love space! I find it incredibly interesting.


I really enjoy dystopian worlds when written right. I will always try a dystopian book that sounds interesting.

‘It’s a fight for survival’

Ohhh why?  O_O

Fairy tale re-telling

I enjoy fairy tales. If it’s a re-telling of one then I will probably give it a go, I don’t always decide to read them though. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood for a re-telling more than a story based off of a fairy tale. meaning I want a different story with the fairy tale’s elements.

So my top ten this week is a top seven!

What are your words or phrases?

Miss J
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[Top Ten Tuesday] Top Ten Books I thought I’d like more than I did

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Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More Than I Did

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10. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
I love science fiction and dystopian so when I heard about Glitch I thought I would love it. Alas it ended up being a DNF.

9. The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
I love The Vampire Diaries TV show so naturally I thought I would love this series. But wow. Elena’s a bitch. Meredith only looks out for herself. Bonnie’s the only likeable character. Stefan’s weak and annoying. Stefan and Damon are chasing a girl that doesn’t deserve them. The characterization is weak. The plot is weak. And the whole freaking story arc of book 4 onwards is so confusing that it made me dizzy. You can tell I really didn’t like this series, and I seriously thought I would love it.

8. Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
After reading the synopsis I thought I would love this, it  reminded of Vampire Academy in a way (With the whole falling for someone you’re forbidden to love etc). Yeah. I got bored very easily, put it down and then never picked it back up.

7. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
When I was in my zombie phase I was so psyched to read this one, turns out I’m not a fan of steam-punk or Victorian times. I couldn’t get into it.

6. Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I loved Vampire Academy and since everyone was saying this was just like it I went into it hoping it was be a different take with different events. I came out liking this but not loving it. I found Alex to be too self centred and I really couldn’t get past her stuck up attitude. But I hear this series gets better, so of course I already own all the books that have been published and I’m kind of excited at the potential!

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5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Everyone loves this. Everyone raves about it. I thought I would too. Delirium made me incredibly sad and I don’t deal well when reading sad books. Therefore I just could not enjoy this one. I own Pandemonium so I skimmed it to see what happens so I wasn’t left too heart broken. I don’t know what happens in Requiem though and I really wish I did.

4. Gravity by Melissa West
Like I stated above I love science fiction, so I thought I would really like this. Well. I tried to like it. But something was keeping me from enjoying this and getting into it.

3. Breathe by Sarah Crossan
I was so excited for this book. So, so excited. But when I finally had a chance to read it, disappointment poured through me. Perhaps I wasn’t in the mood to read the genre? Perhaps I wasn’t in the mood to read? I just really could not get into this book. I hated the way the POV’s were written. I hated that ‘Girl A’ liked ‘Boy B’ but ‘Boy B’ liked ‘Female C’ but ‘Female C’ liked a guy that had just died, and that we as readers knew this yet the characters themselves had no idea and were pining after each-other. Yeah. I read the first few chapters and put it down so I don’t know what happens in regards to this so my representation is probably a little off. But this is one DNF’ed book that I may pick up at a time I am feeling like reading a dystopian with a weird love triangle/square thing.

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Every person on the earth loves this series. Yet it took me six months to read this book; the long descriptions gave me a headache. But I pushed my way through and have book two sitting in my TBR pile. I just thought I would agree with the world and love this book when I ended up only slightly liking it with the determination of reading the whole series.

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
So many people  rave about this book but I found myself incredibly bored, unattached to the characters, felt like it was insta-love, also felt like the plot was a slight rip-off of x-men and wasn’t sure why I continued reading. But then I was glad I did because the ending felt like it has a ton of potential for me to enjoy book 2. And I loved Warner. Warner is one villain that was written incredibly well. Plus the writing style was amazing. I just wasn’t a fan on the rest of the book. *Please don’t hate me!*

Miss J
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