Top 10 Tuesday #69


Hosted by the girls at The Broke and The Bookish, this week’s topic is:

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

1. “Life long best friends” — I am a sucker for friends to lovers stories, especially if there’s a secret crush that’s finally being realized (see #2).

2. “Unrequited love” — Either it will become requited or they find someone who loves them when the person they’re hung up on doesn’t deliver with the kisses.

3. “Truth or Dare” — Always makes for a fun evening, especially if it’s not me playing and there are kisses involved.

4. “Her brother’s best friend” or alternately, “Her best friend’s brother” — I think it’s the whole “forbidden” aspect…

5. “Socially awkward” — I don’t know why (yes I do), but any story about a girl who has problems feeling like she’s understood or is uncomfortable in anyone else’s (other than her own) company, but I really connect with them and I find it satisfying when they have a breakthrough that allows them to feel accepted.


6.  It’s not a specific phrase but when they mash-up two awesome books and/or tv shows for a comparison?  I’m in.

7.  “Mythology” – If there is some kind of YA retelling of any mythology I will give it a try.  I may not finish but I will investigate further.

8.  “Nerdtastic” or any variation of that.  I’m a sucker for nerd books.  Always have, always will.

9.  “Romantic Comedy” – Though I don’t gravitate to contemps as a first choice I love books that make me laugh out loud.

10.  “Swoonworthy” – Let’s face it, I wanna swoon.



15 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday #69

  1. Alexandra April 30, 2013 at 7:30 am Reply

    Hell yes to the “life-long-best-friends” romance – the relationships often feel a lot more… grounded, and secure, I think… than Hot New Kid At School style romances and other such (although they can be fun to read about too, if written well!). But with the friends-to-dating one, the couple involved have already got that basis of trust and shared memories to build on, and it’s so swoon-y.
    And yes to mythology too – I love seeing how authors have chosen to use the source material – what they’ve chosen to emphasise, and what they’ve left out, and what they’ve twisted to suit their own purposes. So cool. I’ve just borrowed Brodie Ashton’s Everneath books, so I’m really keen to see how she uses the Persephone myth in that – I’ve heard a lot of positve reviews for it 🙂

  2. Cynthia April 30, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply

    like your list!!

    • Daphne April 30, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply


  3. ChrissiReads April 30, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

    Such a great list with fab reasons. I agree with so many of them. I love life long best friend stories too.

    • Daphne April 30, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

      those are so satisfying, right? look at Jay & Violet!

  4. Candice April 30, 2013 at 8:50 am Reply

    Daphne, I think if you combined all your likes into one book, it would be my favorite book of the year! I am all about life long best friends, one of them having a crush on the other while the socially awkward one has a crush on the other’s brother and then them all playing truth or dare and all the feelings come out!

    And mythology… Kiki you know my intense love of all things mythological! It’s pretty nerdtastic 🙂

    • Daphne April 30, 2013 at 8:52 am Reply

      GET ON IT, MS. WRITER! I will be the first in line 🙂

  5. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) April 30, 2013 at 10:02 am Reply

    Socially awkward characters — I love them, too, not just because I relate (don’t we all sometimes?), but because such characters are usually quirky and down-to-earth, which just happens to be my favorite kind!

  6. LisaILJ April 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I didn’t even think of the brother’s best friend or the best friend’s brother. I love stories like that!

    My Teaser and Top 10 Tuesday
    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

  7. Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile April 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Ooh books about truth and dare and books with socially awkward characters are like awesome books! I love the sarcasm and the little quirks that comes with socially awkward characters. And also, love the idea of BFF to lovers thing. So cool and nerd-tastic books are must reads! Great list.

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

    • Gone Pecan April 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm Reply

      Where would we be without our nerds? Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Alice in Readerland April 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm Reply

    I love romantic comedies and socially awkward characters too! 🙂 My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  9. I love, love, love that socially awkward made it onto this list. That’s probably mostly because I happen to be socially awkward in many ways, and identifying with a character is awesome.

    And I absolutely agree with mythology! I will read pretty much anything that features mythology 😀

  10. bookgoonie May 2, 2013 at 6:21 am Reply

    I’m a complete sucker for the best friend thing. And luckily I’m rarely disappointed.

  11. Quinn May 2, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply

    You guys, I love your list. I love best friend’s brother love. Oh and socially awkward characters. And romantic comedies are the best! I love laughing 🙂

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