T5W – Favourite Buzz Words


It is Wednesday, which means it’s time for a Top 5 list. This week is about buzz words that get you excited for a book. I didn’t even know I had buzz words that instantly hook me on books, but apparently I do. You can check out the meme hosted by the booktuber, Lainey aka gingereadslainey, on the Goodreads page here.

Fairy Tale Retelling

I love fairy tales of all sorts. Even if it’s the same thing for the millionth time, I am having a difficult time getting bored of it. Well, I do appreciate someone really making it their own and spinning it to an extant where it becomes difficult to recognise the story, but I will be happy with something old fashioned too, as long as it is not falsely advertised.

New Take on Wonderland/Neverland

Seriously, give me anything Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan related and you have my full attention.


I LOVE THE CIRCUS. I always used to beg my parents to go to the circus as soon as I saw that it was advertised that one was nearby. We went to a couple and it enchanted me each and every time. I haven’t actually read that many books with a circus in it, except for The Night Circus and Water for Elephants (and a children’s book), but I love the idea. So, I am much more inclined to check something out if there is a circus mentioned.


I know that description is necessary, but everything is better in moderation. I just completely tune-out if there is a three-page-long essay on the decorations of a room. I just can’t! I much prefer fast-paced books with witty dialogue (uh, maybe ‘witty’ should have been another one of my buzz words …), where you have to keep up with what’s happening. Then again, I don’t want it to be rushed either. As I said, everything in moderation!


Well, when I read something, I want to feel it too. I am not even sure I care what kind of intense it is. Intense romance or heartbreak or drama or mystery (just not horror … I am not good with scary stuff!). If it is bound to keep me on the edge of my seat for whatever reason, I am happy. I want to feel all the feels, because those are mostly the best stories!

How was your Wednesday so far? Do you have some similar buzz words or completely different ones? Feel free to leave a link to your own T5W post in the comments below!

49 thoughts on “T5W – Favourite Buzz Words

  1. If you like circus books you should read Amour Amour by Becca and Kristen Ritchie. It’s so good!! It’s about a girl auditioning for an aerial silk act in a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. It’s really captivating and made me fall in love with the Circus!

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  2. fast-paced would definitly be a buzz word for me, I like fast books. 🙂 Retellings I’m appreciating more and more, and you NEED to read the lunar chronicles, because they’re such a fantastic spin on the whole retelling concept.

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    • I’ve heard a couple of different opinions about the Night Circus, so I totally get it. While I personally loved it, I can see why others weren’t 🙂
      Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ll make sure to check it out!

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  3. These are awesome buzzwords! Fairytale retellings would be one of mine as well. I can’t pass up a great retelling. I don’t think I’ve read many books about the circus (I own The Night Circus though) but it sounds like something I could definitely get into!

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  4. Gosh I love everything about this post! I agree, fairy tell retellings are always awesome, but I do like them best when the spin is super original. Also, I like it when the author was inspired to start it as a retelling but the story grew beyond it that now you can’t even tell, like Sarah J Maas and Throne of Glass.

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    • Thank you 🙂 I am really glad to hear it!
      I, too, prefer if it has an original spin of course, it just proves that the author is really good a what they do. Sarah J Maas is definitely one of the masters in that category!

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