Top Ten Tuesday: Topics that Automatically Make Me Pick Up a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Thank you guys for hosting!

This week’s topic is: Words or topics that automatically make me pick up/buy a book


1. France (obviously)

2. Ghost story (especially if it’s dark and creepy and reminiscent of The Little Stranger)

3. Historian/Antiquarian-I am so drawn to books that have main characters that work in these types of fields

4. World War I or World War II

5. If something is compared to The Time Traveler’s Wife

6. Serial killers (which my mom disapproves of..)

7. If someone calls the book a “mind fuck” almost always buy it

8. Rimbaud-I am fascinated by him so if I see his name anywhere it must be purchased

9. If something is classified as a French classic, I need to read it eventually

10. books (both fiction and nonfiction) that are called hilarious, because who doesn’t love a good laugh?


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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3 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Topics that Automatically Make Me Pick Up a Book

  1. Ha, your #7 made me laugh out loud.

  2. Audra says:

    I love your list — your #6 made me howl — my wife feels the same way about so many topics. I am also drawn to so many of the elements you mention — spooky, French-ish, historicals with antiquitarians would be my dream book.

  3. Ooh, I love ghost stories. I just went with an all encompassing “horror” to include that one (and Victorian horror). I need to check out LITTLE STRANGER.

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