Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the lovely readers over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book. Here’s my Top Ten in 60 Seconds.

What makes you instantly want to read a book? 


  1. This is such a cool way to do TTT!
    I completely agree with the first point. It’s a specially a problem in YA novels, where romances are basically a requirement. I recommend Katrina Leno’s books and Radio Silence for great friendships, as well as for diversity.
    My TTT

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  2. I love this format! (But I’m definitely not brave enough – yet – to get on camera!) Yay for LGBT characters. I actually really love a good coming out story, but like you, I really enjoy when LGBT characters just exist and it’s not all about coming to terms with their sexuality and coming out. Great list!


    • Thanks. When I started YouTubing years ago, it was incredibly nerve-wracking. I’m very shy. I don’t have as much time to make videos anymore, but the 60sec on Instagram means I can make videos. If you want to, give it a go and know that it gets easier.

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  3. Sherman Alexie is hilarious. I’m always on the hunt for books that make me actually laugh out loud. Have you read “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson? or “10 Things I Can See from Here” by Carrie Mac? the first one is a diverse contemporary that I think that got over shadowed by the hype of THUG. But it was equally as compelling and really touched me. And “10 Things I Can See from Here” is about a a lesbian who has severe anxiety. The book is more about her anxiety. She is already out. Her being a lesbian is just a part of her. Not her identifer. And I really loved that her budding relationship wasn’t a cure all for her anxiety. It was more friendship and figuring how to take care of yourself.

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    • I did read Piecing Me Together. Actually, my review for it will go up on Thursday. I read This Side of Home because I got it in a Quarterly Box, then had to wait for my library to get PMT. I haven’t read 10 Things, but I’m about to check my library to see if it’s in. Thanks for stopping by and the thoughtful comment.

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  4. I do enjoy romances, but my favorite is when romance is a subplot under epic adventures. And who doesn’t like a well put together story? World building and plot and character development are a must. 🙂

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  5. “Books with queer characters of any kind doing things that are not coming out.” I FEEL YOU SO MUCH!!! I actually read a few interesting ones like Superior by Jessica Lack, the Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling, and the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet. 😛 And yes, Urban Fantasy and Magical Realism are amazing!

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  6. Yay for friendships!! I’m a romance lover, but give me good friendship too, and I’m in heaven. AND YES for diversity! I may not be diverse personally (good old white girl here), but it doesn’t mean I don’t want to read about all kinds of people!! And YES! for LGBT books NOT about coming out! But since I read romances a lot, I actually get to see some of those.

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    • I get a lot of coming out stories, too. And they’re good for my students who are working toward it, I just find it important for there to be other narratives. I’m all about reading about anyone because I feel like it’s important to challenge my preconceived notions about different types of people. Happy reading!

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