Discussion // Things That Will Make Me Pick Up Almost Any Book

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lately, I have been thinking about things that are almost guaranteed to make me interested in a book or to pick it up. I don't really know what made me think about this, but I felt like discussing what types of books that I'm trash for.

One type of book that I will NEVER ever ever tire of is books about royalty. The lost princess/queen trying to regain her rightful throne tropes give me life and if those types of books were the only books I was allowed to read for the rest of my life, I honestly think that I would be perfectly happy.

Specifically, I was thinking about words in book titles that will automatically peak my interest. Words like:

Queen // The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
King // Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Prince // The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Princess // Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
Kingdom // To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Throne // Specifically I am thinking of the LitJoy Crate I am expecting that had the theme "Upon Her Throne" which made me want to throw my money at them.

I think you get the gist of what I'm saying here.


A couple of other things that you can tell me about a book that will make me salivate over it:

It's about badass lady pirates (or really pirates in general) //

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
These Rebel Waves by Sarah Raasch


It's about necromancers (this is my newest thing that I am loving lately) //

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig

-Honestly don't know if For a Muse of Fire is ACTUALLY about necromancers or if 'binding the souls of the dead' is actually something else, but either way it sounds like something I want.-


It has absolutely anything to do at all with WWII //

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz


It's a tough-issue contemporary having anything to do with sexual assault/rape culture (or really any genre dealing with this topic) //

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Wrecked by Maria Padian
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

What are some things that will automatically peak your interest in a book? Any themes or specific words?


  1. Love this post and totally agree with just about all of these! Pirates, royalty, necromancy for sure! I will say that WWII doesn't call to me much these days, but I know how popular a subject it is. I'm also a total sucker for castles/mansions or dragons mentioned at all. Great post!

    1. Thank you! I don't know why WWII has always called to me so much. I think it really... intensified after I read Salt to the Sea. I adore it! Castles and dragons are definitely always welcome in my books! Haha!

  2. There need to be more books about necromancers!

    1. Right?! That's my newest obsession lately! I wish I knew of more books about necromancy! I seriously loved The Bone Witch and Reign of the Fallen so much! I need more!

  3. I honestly would love to read more books with royalty in them! It's been a topic I haven't read too much, but would really enjoy reading. The Cruel Prince on my TBR list. My go-to books lately have been cutesy contemporaries with a bit of romance. Also, books about WWII are also my favorite reads. I have Salt to the Sea on my TBR list.

    1. Ooh! I hope that you love Salt to the Sea! It's definitely one of my favorite books of all time! Have you read The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King yet? They're amazing books about royalty!! :)


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