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Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Pick Up a Book
Okay, so this doesn't technically apply to books about ALL movies or TV shows. It's really only when the books are about movies and shows that I like already. But still! I'm a total sucker for books that give you the "official" behind-the-scenes look from the creator's perspective and the "unofficial" analyzing of every aspect from a fan's perspective. I have a number books on my shelves that I've bought on a whim because of this, as well as some that I've specifically sought out and ordered.
The Making Of Pride & Prejudice / Uncovering Alias / The World Of Downton Abbey / The Gilmore Girls Companion
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2. L.M. Montgomery & Jane Austen
These two authors are my kryptonite! I basically buy anything that has their name on it - biographies, tributes, literary analyses, spin-offs, prequels, sequels, etc. If it says Austen or Montgomery somewhere on it, chances are that I realllyyyyy want to add it to my personal library. I don't know what it is about these two (lie: it's that they are my favorite authors), but I can't help wanting to read everything about their lives, their impact, their books and their characters.
Some [Austen] books I've read because of this:
Some [Montgomery] books I've read/bought because of this:
The Lucy Maud Montgomery Album / Before Green Gables / Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings / Looking For Anne Of Green Gables
I started horseback riding in the first grade, and I only stopped years later after a random series of events derailed my weekly lessons. And I STILL, to this day, wish I'd never given it up! Because y'all, there is just something about a horse. I may not ride that much anymore (other than occasional opportunities, like on the Welsh coast), but I still consider myself a diehard horse girl. If there's a horse on the cover or horses play a major role in the book, you better believe I'm picking it up as fast as I can get it in my hands.
Misty Of Chincoteague / Seabiscuit / Black Beauty / The Scorpio Races
This has a few meanings for me. First, I love books about books. I love memoirs or non-fiction that focus on the impact books have had on the author's life or some such thing. I'm SOLD and want to read that book bad. But it also applies to fiction where books play a main role and/or ones in which the main character is a reader. I just can't get enough of reading about the power of books and the joy of reading!
Judging A Book By Its Lover / The Book Thief / How Reading Changed My Life / The Heroine's Bookshelf
I'm a Georgia girl, born and raised, so I absolutely love reading books set in my home state. While I like reading about the South in general, I obviously have a special place in my heart for books that take place in The Peach State. I can't help it! It adds that extra dose of familiarity to the book and makes me love my home all the more.
Fireworks Over Toccoa / Gone With The Wind / Savannah From Savannah / The Swan House
Yep, I'm one of those girls obsessed with royalty. If I book involves queens/duchesses/princesses/etc. (real or fictional), I'm ALL OVER THAT book. I'm not 100% sure where this love comes from, but I embrace it with all of my reading being.
Queen of Fashion / The Diana Chronicles / We Two / Once Upon A Time
Some [fiction] books I've read because of this:
The Lady Elizabeth / Shadow On The Crown / The Second Duchess / Prisoners In The Palace
I've been fortunate enough to have had the chance to travel to some pretty cool places in my life, and I only hope that I'll be able to continue to explore the world for the rest of my days. So, I really love books involving traveling. Seeing that word in a blurb will definitely make me want to read a book. I'm also a sucker for road trip books, even though I've never been on one and really have no interest. Look, I like the idea, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to be stuck in a car for weeks. It's one of those things that sounds all romantic and bohemian, but I think it'd actually be stressful and unclean.
Just One Day / Amy and Roger's Epic Detour / The Lost Girls / Wanderlove
I really love books where sisters play a large role in the novel, even if there is also a love story involved that's the main focus of the book. There's just something about a book that has a good set of sisters - no matter how complicated their relationship - that just draws me in. I just love books that explore this family relationship in particular.
As you may already know, I love historical fiction. It's probably my favorite genre - there's just something that I love about getting lost in another time and hopefully learning a little something about history in the process. What you may not know, however, is that World War II is one of the time periods that will absolutely make me want to pick up a book immediately. There's something so heartbreaking about that time in our past that makes for such compelling and heartbreaking stories.
Every Man Dies Alone / Between Shades of Gray / The Soldier's Wife / The House at Tyneford
Finally, I love fiction based on real people! This is another kind of historical fiction that I always get crazy excited to read - and it doesn't even matter to me if I know anything about the subjects before diving in. There have been so many books that I've picked up because of this premise, and I always find them fascinating. While I have to remember to take everything in them with a grain of salt (it is still fiction), it usually makes me more interested in learning more about the real people depicted in the book.
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald / Girl In A Blue Dress / The Paris Wife / Romancing Miss Bronte