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'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.

Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (19)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book (thanks to Karin at My Life In Books for this topic & graciously letting us use it)

This was really easy this week. All of these popped in my head instantly so it wasn't that hard to think of them. 

Witches/Magical beings.

I love books with witches in it. I love to see how the interprets their own thing about witches. 

Love stories
I am a sucker for love stories. And truth be told if I know book doesn't have a love story and any shape or form in it I will most likely not even read it.

I found my love in fairies through the Wondrous Strange series. I love all of the books with fairies in it. And like witches I love to see how the authors do their own thing with faires. 

Robin Hood
I love the story of Robin Hood. I just love it!!

This whole idea fasinates me and again I love to see how different authors put their own spin on it.

Soul mates
Again I love soul mates in books. Its the only reason I picked up the Significance series by Shelly Crane. And I am really glad I did, because its a amazing!!

Bad Boys
This is another thing I am a sucker for. However, if I know a book has a bad boy doesn't mean I instantly want to read it just because of that. It goes higher on my TBR list, but it doesn't guarantee I'm going to read it that instant.

I love mythology and am constantly looking for more books with it in it. So, if I see this in the summary I will pick up that book.

I really like re-tellings of fairy tales. However, there are some, like Cinderella, that have been done so many times that like the bad boys will make it go up on my TBR list, but won't guarantee I'm going to read it soon.

Last but not least assassins. *Sigh* Assassins books, some of the most butt-kicking books I have read. Whenever the summary says assassins I will read that book. Assassin books are guaranteed to have some butt-kicking main characters and some awesome fight scenes. I love em. 

That's my list, what was yours?
Happy reading


  1. Good list, I love witches, fairies and retellings as well.

  2. I love myths, reinterpretations of old tales always get me.

    1. Myths are awesome and I have an obsession with them. So, I love it when they're in books.

  3. Hmm reincarnation, that's a good one. I'm not sure I've read a book with this concept but I'd definitely give it a shot! I love assassin's, bad boys, retellings, magic...(like pretty much everything on this list). Great picks!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    1. Thank you :D. They're are very few books that have reincarnation in them, but the ones I have read I really like.

  4. I forgot about assassins! Grrrr!!! Love them!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    YA Sisterhood

  5. Soul mates is a great one! I didn't even think of it, but I love those types of books. I'm also with you on mythology. Thanks for visiting my TTT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  6. Great list, love fairytale retelling and bad boys too!

    1. Thank you :D. and they're just great in books.

  7. Fairy tale re-tellings are definitely up there for me, too. And assassins are amazing. Great list!
    Here's my TTT

  8. I'm hitting myself on the head for not adding Robin Hood because that's kinda an obsession of mine. >_< but awesome list! =)

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

    1. He's an obsession of mine too.
      Thank you :D

  9. Great list! :D
    Reincarnation is an interesting topic! I didn't think of that one. I'm not too big on soulmates, because it tends to be a bit insta-lovey. But if it's well done I think I would really enjoy it. I should try the Significance series, sometime. :)

    1. The Significance series is amazing. Its a little of insta-love but the author does it great. You don't even feel like its insta-love.

  10. oh, I like Witches, Robin Hood, and Assassins - great list :)

  11. Assassins!! I can't believe I forgot that one on my list!!! And Robin Hood is EPIC!!! I love your picks!!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  12. Robin Hood...I LOVE it! You have a great list! Almost all of these are great choices!

    My TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  13. Retellings. I REALLY wish I'd remembered to put that on my list! And Robin Hood. One of my absolute favorite literary heroes. Have you watched BBC's Robin Hood? The first season is really good! (Not a huge fan of 2 and 3...)

    Kimberly @ The Bookish Thespian

  14. OMG, there are so many good topics on your list that I didn't think of!
    Love story, reincarnation, soul mates, and mythology. And seriously, Robin Hood! :D
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT Kimberly! (:

  15. Yay! I have the first Significance book on my Nook. I'm glad you liked it! I almost put retellings on my list, but then I had already hit 10, LOL. I'm with ya on mythology, assassins, and reincarnation! Great list Kimberly!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  16. ROBIN HOOD! Totally forgot about that one, but I LOVE any lore surrounding the story of Robin Hood! Great pick and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  17. Great word choices. Definitely love bad boys and love stories too! Thanks for stopping by my TTT and thanks for the book recommendation. I have been reading a lot of new adult so if you ever want any recommendations, let me know :-)

    Chelsea @ Starbucks & Books Obsession

  18. Ooh Robin Hood is great! Love the list :)