Top Ten Instant Turn-ons

In books, you dorks. Heh.

I once talked about these in a Sunday Coffee post, so let me start with those bookish turn-ons. I’m immediately drawn to books if they:

  1. are set on a cruise
  2. involve shared dreams
  3. involve reincarnation through many lives or reliving the same life multiple times
  4. have love-distance falling in love, especially through phone calls or letters
  5. contain elements of the occult
  6. involve telepathy of any kind
  7. are set in the Middle East or involve Middle Eastern culture (in a way that isn’t antagonistic)
  8. have characters that deviate from the normal bi-gender cultural roles

Those are the ones I discussed about a year ago in that post. Two more things I’m drawn to are:

  • books that in some way retell or revisit Phantom of the Opera or Jane Eyre
  • nonfiction related to food history or food science (thought not diet-based books)

What sorts of things make you immediately want to read a book?


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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13 Responses to Top Ten Instant Turn-ons

  1. Michelle says:

    Speaking of Jane Eyre, did you see there is a new novel coming out that is all about Mr. Rochester? I’m so excited!


  2. Karen K. says:

    Have you read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson? It’s brilliant, and it’s about a woman who keeps living the same life over and over, but subliminally learning from her mistakes. It’s amazing.


    • Amanda says:

      I tried reading that one but couldn’t get into it. I’ve thought about trying it again on audio sometime. It was last fall (when my brain wasn’t focusing well) that I tried it, and that could explain the disconnect.


  3. Maraia says:

    #4 makes me so happy! My boyfriend and I met through his blog (where I now co-write TTT posts with him) and fell in love through increasingly long letters. Do you have any recommendations for books like that?
    Here’s my TTT. šŸ™‚


    • Amanda says:

      My favorite of all of those is Possession by AS Byatt. It’s probably why I fell in love with that book so hard! I also really love Crossed Wires by Rosy Thornton, though that’s more phone calls than letters.

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  4. Romance books with phone calls or emails are so satisfying to read. Have you read Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. That was a great one! ^.^


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