Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Buzzwords

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Things That Make Me Pick Up a Book.


Give me all the dragons all the time.
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Eon by Alison Goodman

I love me some good I hate you vibes that’s just full of sexual tension.
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Elemental Magic
I don’t know what it is about elemental magic, but it’s one of my all time favorites.
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This is another favorite because it’s always sweet and warms my little heart.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Outer Space
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Zodiac by Romina Russell
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Forbidden Love
There’s something about not being allowed to have something that just makes it all the sweeter.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Darkest Star Jennifer L. Armentrout

Boarding School
The idea of going away to school is one that’s always appealed to me. Probably because I never got to do it.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Characters as Readers/Writers
I love seeing myself reflected in books. So when I see books with characters that read and write, I can’t help myself.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Plausible Dystopians (drought, hurricanes, other natural disasters)
Terrifying and fascinating at the same time.
Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
Lawless by Tarah Benner

I didn’t realize until recently how many retellings I actually have read and loved.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadow, & Brodi Ashton

What are your buzzwords? What kinds of things make you pick up a book? Let me know in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.


23 thoughts on “Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Buzzwords

  1. AHHH! Yes! There are so many great reasons here and I agree with a lot of them. Especially RETELLINGS and friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, etc etc–OKAY, I BASICALLY JUST AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE???? SO!

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