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TOP TEN WORDS/TOPICS THAT ATTRACT ME TO A BOOK
1. Unrequited Love (Preferably on the Hero's Side)
This is my number one favorite plot line in literature! There is just something about a hero being in love with another for an extended period of time and, hopefully, getting the chance to show their feelings at some point.
2. Virgin Hero
I usually seek out romances with virgin heroes mostly because of how unique it is. There is usually a reason behind the hero's virginity and I like seeing how authors handle the situation.
3. Retelling of Classics
I am a retellings junkie...ever since I discovered Jane Austen fanfiction when I was in high school. I will read almost any type of retelling whether fairy tale, classic literature, or mythology.
Everyone has their favorite supernatural character and, while I love my fair share of vampires and werewolves, I am always going to pass them over for some sexy demons. I think the worldbuilding potential is huge and I always like to see how authors handle the morality aspect of being a demon.
I am a huge sports fanatic so it should come as no surprise that I gravitate towards romances set in the sports world. I am not picky about which sport...I just want some type of athlete involved.
6. Unusual Settings
While I love Regency-era England and small town America just as much as the next reader, I do sit up and pay attention when a book comes out that takes place somewhere different. It can be an unusual time period or unusual place, I'm not picky.
7. Opposites Attract
Romances were the hero and heroine (or hero and hero) are on completely different ends of the personality spectrum always sound like so much fun for me. There is just something entertaining about these two people trying to deal with their differences and fall in love at the same time.
8. Librarians, Teachers, Booksellers, etc.
I am a trained teacher and librarian so I am always on the lookout for books with characters in these professions. I do try not nitpick the little details associated with the professions so it just makes the reading fun and relatable for me.
9. Beta Heroes
I love alphas, but there is nothing that grabs my heart like these guys. Who doesn't love hero who is genuinely nice guy that may get overlooked at times, but is always there for the heroine?
10. Male Narrators
This is a topic that I don't see enough in literature, both YA and adult. I love it when authors write from the male perspective and actively seek these books out.
WHAT WORDS AND TOPICS ATTRACT YOU TO A BOOK? DO YOU HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ME BASED ON MY LIST?