Tuesday, April 30, 2013



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Today's topic is: The top ten words/topics that will make me pick up a book 

1. Prep, boarding, or private school. 
Always. Say any of those words and I'm SOLD.

PrepEtiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)The Catcher in the Rye


2. Contemporary YA
I'll read paranormal and fantasy, but my heart belongs to contemporary.

The Reece Malcolm ListGoldenThe List  

3. Swoony Romance
 Everyone needs a sweet, heart-warming book sometimes

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)My Life Next DoorThis Is What Happy Looks Like  

4. Kick-ass heroine
I like my heroines strong and smart

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-BanksThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)  

5. Circus
 Oh, the circus. I love just adore it as a setting.

Water for ElephantsThat Time I Joined the CircusThe Night Circus 

6. Spies
Is there anything cooler than a spy?

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)Also Known AsHeist Society (Heist Society, #1)  

7. Re-tellings  
I love books that put a new spin on an old story from classics, to fairytales, to myths
Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1)For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1)

8. Jessica Darling
I love this series so much. Marcus and Jessica 4-ever!
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, #2)Charmed Thirds (Jessica Darling, #3)   

9. Sisters
I love books that focus on strong sister bonds
The Weird SistersMind Games (Mind Games, #1)The Solomon Sisters Wise Up 

10. A picture of the beach on the cover
I'll always pause for a beach cover. I love summer.
MaineAll the Summer GirlsThe Castaways   


So what about you? What are the words/topics you always go for? Sound off below.

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36 comments:

  1. Ooo Circus is a great one, I loved the Night Circus.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

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  2. I love books about sisters and the circus too. I cannot wait to read Mind Games.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT! :)

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  3. I love basically everything you picked, Natalie! I especially love contemporaries, boarding schools and everything romance. I like my fantasy/dystopia/paranromal/sci-fi etc spiced with romance as well. The thing I don't appreciate is love triangles though.. I hate being in the wrong team and overall they're just so emotionally tiring and not in a good way. Ugly cry is a good emotional release for me LOL. Also, kick-ass heroines are my favorite :-) Yay! Love the books you picked out as well;-)

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  4. Hurray for kick-ass heroines and swoony romances! And I loved The Weird Sisters too. Great list!

    Lisa

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  5. While I'm not a fan of school set stories, I do love sibling relationships :)

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  6. Our lists matched! Yay for kick-ass heroines and boarding schools! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. This is a great list! I should have thought of sisters, spies, kick-ass heroines, and re-tellings as those catch my eye as well!

    Thank you for stopping by my TTT!

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  8. Oooh, great list! I always secretly wanted to go to boarding school, so I enjoy those kind of books too. Kick-ass heroines and spies are high on my list too. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

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  9. Yes to prep schools or private schools and swoony romances and contemporaries and re-tellings.
    And I have kick ass heroines and beach on my list too.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by our TTT. I haven't tried the Jessica Darling series yet. I'll have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks.

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  11. 1,2,7,10
    AGREED.

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  12. Agree with the majority of these! Wish I would have thought to put sisters on my list because I do love books about them. Probably because I have two of my own :)

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  13. Lovely top ten!! :D I like books that focus on sisters too. And re-tellings as well - I have a ton right now that are in my TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!!

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  14. Oh my, I can't believe I forgot the circus! I love books that involve the circus! Great list, and thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  15. Great picks! I agree with most of them. I have seen a lot of people put "spies" on their list, but I don't think I've read any spy-books... :p

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  16. Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!
    I love spies, swoony romances and re-tellings too. I LOVE swoony romances. Great choice!

    Happy Tuesday!

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  17. Ooh, boarding schools, great one! I read so many books based on this...heck, I'm even writing one on and off, lol. Swoony romance, ooh, anna! I haven't read the other two examples, but I want to. Circus, yes, another big one for me! Love your choices! Spies are fun...and you already know I love a good retelling. ;) Did you see that they're coming out with a new MG Jessica Darling? Thoughts?

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    1. I did see that they are making a MG Jessica Darling. I'll read it, of course, but I am kind of on the fence about it. I like thinking of Jessica as an adult now. I'm not sure how I feel about her life going backwards. And, to be honest, I rarely read MG. I just hope it's good. I don't anything to ruin my love for these books!

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  18. yes yes yes to boarding schools!! how did I forget about those!! I haven't seen that "Etiquette and Espionage" one before... it's going on my list!

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  19. I'm with you in the school stories, I love them. Ditto contemp YA. And I really need to read some circus books, all 3 are on my wish list with ages. Great choices :-)

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

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  20. I love your picks!! Hooray for spies!! I just finished Etiquette and Espionage and I loved it. That boarding school was amazing!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

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  21. Love how you gave examples of the books within that topic! Can't wait to read some of those. Great list, too...I agree on almost all of them. =) New follower!

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  22. I agree with you, except for the circus. So far I haven't liked any books that include a circus because it seems to be just a background and we see nothing of it. Great list, though (:

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  23. I love your list! I actually found a few books to add to my TBR list on Goodreads! Thanks for the suggestions!

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  24. I have to agree with you about swoony romances. ;) Nice list.

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  25. Oh, quite a few of these are things I actually try to stay away from! Haha. Not actively, but I just don't really care for stories that focus entirely on romance, or have a beach, or have boarding schools. I want fantastical worlds and action! So hey, at least we agree on the kick ass heroine! Always need more of those.

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  26. I think my favorite on this list is the Circus!!! I love the circus... I also love sister stories, but I need them to be GOOD because I have two sisters and I won't believe just anything!

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  27. Awesome list, New Follower, I totally forgot about Circuses and retellings, I would have to pick those up as well. Thanks for sharing and visiting my TTT. =]

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  28. Really good list! And I love that you put some example books for each topic. I should say I do but my TBR list doesn't haha :)

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  29. Spies! Good choice! I like retellings, too, but mostly fairy tale retellings.

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  30. I love how your one topic is Jessica Darling! I am on Fourth Comings, and I'm almost reluctant to finish the series because once it's done, it's done. :( But I'm loving it so much! I love your other picks, especially the circus! Loved Water for Elephants! And I desperately need to read Etiquette & Espionage! Great list, Natalie!

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  31. I love Jessica Darling. You've just made me want to re-read them!

    And I don't think I've ever read a circus book... but now I'm beyond curious!

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  32. Oh absolutely on the swoony romances. Anna and the French Kiss is definitely one of my favorite - and most recommended - books ever! Love you're list and thanks for visiting mine!

    Oh! And I'm a new follower, too... thought I'd let ya know. :)

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