I know there are lots of reasons to add a book to your TBR pile. And lots of reasons not to add a book! But is there anything in particular that makes something a must-read?
Besides my usuals, (favorite author, favorite series, all my friends saying “add it!”) there are a few things that will make me put a book in my To Buy, or To Read list.
Does it have a dragon in it? Is the dragon more than a passing mention? It must be added to my TBR immediately!
Is it about the Fae? Are said Fae not all sweetness and light, but dark and capricious? Add it!
Are there fantasy/mythological creatures in the book that I haven’t heard of, or are rare to find in fantasy? Add it!
Is it a Peter Pan retelling? Add it! (and wonder why I haven’t read it yet…)
Pretty covers and interesting blurbs are all good too of course. But if the book has any one of the above-mentioned things, it’s going into my TBR pile unless everyone I know tells me the book is so bad it must be burned. (Which has never happened ever.)
Looking at all of that, I just got the most amazing idea of ever. Wouldn’t it be awesome to read a book where Peter Pan was actually a Fae like in the mythology stories about Fae? And he has a dragon to ride! Or keeps as a pet or something. Peter Pan and dragons in one book with the Fae too would be the death of me though I’m sure. And I would go happily into that death with a smile on my face… (But I digress…as per usual. Oops…)
So! What makes you immediately add a book to your TBR, no questions asked? (And if you happen to know of a book like that *points up* tell me!!!) (Can you tell I’ve had too much sugar today? I should not be allowed to write posts when sleep-deprived and on a sugar high.)