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#Top10Tuesday: Insta-reads!


It’s time for another Top 10 Tuesday!!! For those of you who don’t know, Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish! This week we’re featuring 10 Things That Make Us Read A Book Instantly! I may have strayed a bit from the topic and featured some things that make me purchase a book instantly rather than read it instantly, but I think it’s still close enough to the original topic! Without further ado, here are some things that instantly make me pick up a new read!


Beautiful Covers

I know. I’m a terrible human that judges books by their covers. Listen, I can’t help it okay? I’m a designer by trade and I just can’t help but appreciate when a book has a beautiful cover. I don’t know if beautiful covers get me to instantly read a book per se, but they definitely get me to instantly buy one.


Who doesn’t love a good synopsis? 9 times out of 10, a synopsis will get me to pick up a book faster than the front cover will. The cover grabs me, but the synopsis is what gets me to stay.

Written by Shaun David Hutchinson

Yup. It is a 100% guarantee that if Shaun David Hutchinson’s name is on the front cover of a book, I am instantly going to read it.

Film Adaptation

I’m one of those people that tries their hardest to read the book before they watch the show/movie. So, if a movie I really want to see is about to be released, I’m liable to pick up the book first!

Cheap Prices

Nothing gets me to pick up a book faster than when it’s on sale.

Written by Jeff Zentner

Just like with Shaun David Hutchinson above, if a book is written by Jeff Zentner, I am definitely picking it up the minute it hits shelves.

Best Friend Recommends

I have a few lovely best friends that love reading and I trust their opinions over anything. If one of my besties tells me I need to read a book, I probably really do need to read that book.

Deckle Edges

Another aesthetic pleasure of mine. Deckle edges are more likely to get me to purchase a book than regular clean-cut edges.

Written by Rick Remender

It honestly doesn’t matter what the plot is, if Rick Remender wrote it…I”m reading it. Rick Remender is my favourite comic book writer of all time and I will instantly devour anything he writes.

The Hype Is Real

I try not to give into the hype too often, but every once in a while a book comes along that everyone and their dog is talking about. I hate spoilers so naturally I’m going to want to read the book as soon as possible.

There you have it! The top ten things that will make me read/pick up a book instantly! What makes you read a book right away?

Thank you for reading!


6 thoughts on “#Top10Tuesday: Insta-reads!

  1. I’m right there with you on the adaptations and spoilers front! I do love a good adaptation, but if it’s been on my TBR for a while anyway I usually try to read it before seeing the movie/show. Plus, I hate having to avoid Twitter/Tumblr/the internet because everyone else knows the end and I don’t! I haven’t heard of a couple of those authors before so I’ll definitely be checking them out on Goodreads 😀


  2. I didn’t add film/TV adaptations to my list and I should have. I’m wroking through Thirteen Reasons Why right now. Everything, Everything is now on my TBR. I’ve only read We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson, but his other books are on my TBR as well. Happy reading, yo.

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT


  3. Anyone that says they don’t judge a book by the cover is lying. We all do it!!! Film adaptations are a hit or miss for me. Sometimes I’ll push myself to read the book before the film but most of the time I actually forget about the fact its being turned into a film haha


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