Weekend Ramblings: Top 10 Words that Make Me Pick Up a Book

Way back in April, I read a couple blog posts from book bloggers about words that they see that instantly draw them to a book.  Check out their lists at Alice in Readerland and The Cheap Readerand read mine below.  If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, some of these may not come as a surprise to you!

1. The Titanic
A Night to Remember Echoes of Titanic The Dressmaker By the Light of the Silvery Moon Fateful

2. Places I’ve been/lived
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Journeys Across Niagara: The Flute, the Feather, and the Drum Orphan Train A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Special Education Teacher, His Class, and Their Inspiring Journey Through U.S. Space Camp Cedar Creek Seasons

3. Based on or about classic novels
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo What Matters in Jane Austen? A Breath of Eyre (Unbound, #1) Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1) Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit, #2)

4. Based on fairy tales
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1) Strands of Bronze and Gold (Strands of Bronze and Gold, #1) This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #1) Entwined Before Midnight: A Retelling of "Cinderella"

5. Relates to my kids
The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting Raising Your Spirited Child REV Ed Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

6. F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald This Side of Paradise

7. YAs in competition
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) Starclimber (Matt Cruse, #3) The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

8. Time travel/alternate universes
Undercurrent Man in the Empty Suit The Shadow Society The Time Traveler's Wife About Time: 12 Short Stories

9. Incorporates (esp. vintage) photography
Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past Every You, Every Me Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1) The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

10. Chicago World’s Fair
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America The Pursuit of Lucy Banning(Avenue of Dreams, #1) The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow (Avenue of Dreams, #2)

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One response to “Weekend Ramblings: Top 10 Words that Make Me Pick Up a Book”

  1. picturemereading says :

    This a great list..same here especially #3!

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