Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up a Book

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

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish, and there is a different topic posted each week. Head over to see what other participants have posted.

Epistolary - so many books fit this category and I nearly always enjoy. Best example: Bridget Jones

Small British Village - may or may not contain a murder, but that pushes it up the list

two (or more) sisters - here's a list at librarything of books with sisters

mystery - bonus if it is a mystery from another country, or one I haven't read before.

police procedural - this started with the Ed McBain 87th precinct books

parallel histories - I can't even think of a good example, but I know I enjoy back and forths. It by Stephen King is kind of what I'm thinking of. Maybe more parallel stories, or different narrators is what I mean here.

modern Dublin - thanks Maeve Binchy!

historical fiction - not all historical fiction, but this topic will certainly make me look twice at the book, especially if there is a crime. Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters is an excellent example

orange prize nominated - makes it easy to select a book if I know it has been nominated

Canadian- I know this is actually really broad, but I do enjoy reading different authors from around the country. Our country is pretty big and multicultural, so this encompasses almost everything.