Happy Assumption everyone! In honor of this holy holiday I’m sharing my bookish buzzwords, words that if I see them in a short description, I immediately ASSUME that this is a book for me. (Yep, I thought long and hard about the topic of my Assumption post. Oh and I’m hilarious. Obviously.)
I never thought about this until I was walking around YALC and made snap decisions on which proofs I wanted on certain words. And then I realized… I’ve been doing this for ages. The following four buzzwords are especially attractive to me and I’ve added five books that made it on my TBR solely on that basis. Not all of them were amazing reads, but to be honest, the majority definitely was!
Any type of mental illness
Ever since I read Am I Normal Yet?, I’ve been devouring books about mental illnesses. Whether it’s OCD, anorexia, bulimia, schizophrenia, selective mutism, depression, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia… I want to read it all. Only by reading books on these topics, I’m able to better understand how people with these illnesses see the world and what it does to them. And I so what to understand it.
Any type of physical illness
Yes, besides mental illnesses, I’ve recently also been picking up books about physical illnesses. How does it effect their life? How do people treat them? It’s not some weird fascination, I want to learn and make sure I don’t make any errors if I ever meet someone with that illness.
If I get even a hint of a feminist feeling when I’m reading the short description, I will immediately add it to my TBR. End of discussion.
Okay so generally speaking the word psychopath is not mentioned in short descriptions. Often, psychopaths in books manipulate even the reader in believing they are “normal”. But still, there is a certain psychopathic feeling in the description and there is no way I’m passing up on books like that.
What are your bookish buzzwords? Have they ever let you down? Let me know in the comments!