Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where you can list any kind of top 10 that is related to books, authors, and reading in general.
This week’s topic is: top ten words/topics that will make me pick up or buy a book!
It’s funny how some words or topics can trigger your interest in such a way that you want to buy the book, regardless of what the actual story is about.
I think Turkey is such a fascinating country, and it’s very high on my list of places I want to visit. So any book that is set in Turkey or the Ottoman Empire immediately attracts my attention.
I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with Tudor history, and I just adore Tudor court novels so I try to read as many Tudor novels and history books that I can get my hands on.
One of my favourite genres, especially when it comes to classic literature, is the Gothic novel. I just love the dark, gloomy, spooky vibe.
Iran is another country that I think is really fascinating. It has such a long, complicated, and rich cultural history, and it’s also high on my list of countries I’d like to visit.
This one might seem a bit odd (or perhaps not at all), but I love reading books that are about mysteries revolving books or people’s love for books. The Shadow of the Wind is a good example of that.
Although I am not a religious person myself, I do find religions fascinating and I like reading and learning about them. I have a special interest in Islam, but I like reading about Christianity and Judaism as well.
I’m not one to swoon about stereotypical heroic main characters. I like rooting for the underdog, so when the character you’d least expect it from becomes the hero of the novel that’s bound to make me love the book.
Anything about the Middle East. Fiction, non-fiction, historical texts, I’m pretty much obsessed with it.
I buy all the books she’s ever written, and I pre-order every new one that comes out.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be on the edge of their seat until the very last pages of a book when you finally find out who did it?
So these are my 10 picks. What are yours?