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Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Will Make Me Read A Fantasy Book

Hi everyone! I was going to post a review today but I’ve been LOVING meeting everyone who surfs the Top Ten Tuesday posts! It’s a community it itself and I’m here for it!

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.

I decided to tweak it a bit and add “fantasy” books to fit prompts for Wyrd and Wonder too! From Sunday brunch to hard days, let’s see what brings me to a book

1. Horse on the cover

I am not the slightest bit picky. If there’s a horse on the cover of that fantasy book I am immediately interested and at least going to read the description.  I’ve discovered many awesome books this way.


2. If Dragons are involved

Self explanatory. I love fantasy with mystical animals whether dragons, gryphons, unicorns, magic horses, or anything else. Bring it on.


3. Anything other than people on the cover

In general, people on the cover tend to make me less interested.  If a it’s really pretty illustrated cover that’s one thing, but for the most part I’m less attracted to characters on the cover than animals or anything else

4. Artwork

I’m a fiend for maps and internal artwork. Scrolling, illustrations, chapter headings, even an index with illustrations will pique my interest.

5. Who blurbed it

Another self-explanatory one. Some authors I trust more than others but there are certain authors that if I see they have blurbed the book I’ll Auto buy.

6. The Author

Another easy, self-explanatory one. Everyone has at least one auto buy author

7. Sunday Brunch

Unique to me, if someone is interested in the Sunday brunch series I usually do them the courtesy of reading the book before writing interview questions. It’s hard to talk about and promote a book if you haven’t read it

8. Certain reviewers

Now this does absolutely not mean that I chase after hyped books. In fact quite the opposite is true. I have a select core of reviewers who I trust and tend to have similar tastes to.  (Philip Chase and Holly Hearts Books are two of them). If one of them truly loves a book, I’ll usually check it out too

9.  Synopsis

This one can go either way but an interesting synopsis goes a long way. Anything involving a pirates for example will catch my interest

10. A hard week at work

If I’m having a hard week in real life, I’m probably not going to pick up a historical tome or something that requires a lot of brain power. I’m looking for light fantasy in those situations

Bonus: all the things I love most

I’m a sucker for medieval settings too.  Knights, paladins, holy wars, pirates, horses, and dragons are the “in general” things that I love most

Thanks for checking out my list! What things immediately attract you to a book?

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