4 Bookish Buzzwords That Will Make Me Read The Book

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.

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom Countless by Karen Gregory Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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.

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson The Memory Book by Lara Avery Water in May by Ismée Amiel Williams De kids of appetite Wonder by R.J. Palacio


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.

Who Runs the World by Virginia Bergin And I Darken by Kiersten White Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu No Virgin by Anne Cassidy Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill


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.

Birdy by Jess Vallance Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

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What are your bookish buzzwords? Have they ever let you down? Let me know in the comments!

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