Top 10 Tuesday — Reasons to Love Fiction

6 Jul

While I say I am an eclectic reader (I read almost all genres), I do limit myself to fiction. Why? I love a good story. And with my advanced years 😉 I need to make sure I read books I enjoy. It’s like eating dessert first! Today’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is Why I Love Reading — I hope you like my reasons and the books that go along with them.

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Why I Love Reading Fiction

I love a good story.

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck

Stories That Bind Us By Susie Finkbeiner

I love history.

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton

When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin

I want to learn about different cultures.

Farewell, Four Waters by Kate McCord

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Fiction makes me more empathetic.

Facing The Dawn by Cynthia Ruchti

Moments We Forget by Beth K. Vogt

I love a good mystery.

Miranda Warning by Heather Day Gilbert

Prince Edward’s Warrant by Mel Starr

Why do you love reading?

19 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Reasons to Love Fiction”

  1. Astilbe July 6, 2021 at 8:59 am #

    I love a good story, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • rbclibrary July 7, 2021 at 6:53 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. lydiaschoch July 6, 2021 at 9:05 am #

    Reading is such a wonderful way to increase your empathy.

    My post:

  3. Susan July 6, 2021 at 11:51 am #

    I read some non-fiction every year, but I definitely prefer fiction. I agree with all your reasons for loving a great story!

    Happy TTT!


  4. Barbara Harper July 6, 2021 at 1:03 pm #

    I read both fiction and nonfiction, but I gravitate more toward fiction. I read for many of the same reasons you listed: to expand my horizons, to learn, to experience different viewpoints, to visit places I’ll never go in real life, to experience history, to grow.

    • rbclibrary July 7, 2021 at 6:54 am #

      I think I need more non-fiction reading, but all the stories keep vying for my attention. 😉

  5. Rissi July 6, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

    I don’t read mystery nearly as much as I used to, but now and then, I do love to pick up a good mystery, and I always make time for every new Dani Pettrey release. 🙂

    • rbclibrary July 6, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

      Me too!

  6. Lark July 6, 2021 at 4:08 pm #

    I love a good story and learning about other cultures and places, too. 🙂

  7. WendyW July 6, 2021 at 6:52 pm #

    I liked all your reasons, but especially liked Fiction makes me more empathetic. I think that’s so true.

    • rbclibrary July 7, 2021 at 6:57 am #

      I read Beth Vogt’s book after a friend’s breast cancer diagnosis and it opened my eyes. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even with a lot of friends’ support, that story was very comforting.

      • WendyW July 7, 2021 at 9:28 am #

        I’m so sorry about your diagnosis. I hope you’re doing well now.

      • rbclibrary July 7, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

        Doing great! Thx!

  8. iloveheartlandx July 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm #

    Some great reasons here!
    My TTT:

  9. Cindy Davis July 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm #

    I LOVED Facing the Dawn. I have not read either of your mystery books or heard of them! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Lectrice Vorace July 6, 2021 at 8:13 pm #

    All great reasons why reading Fiction is enjoyable. Here’s my list!

  11. masterspj July 6, 2021 at 8:30 pm #

    All great reasons to love reading!

    Here is my TTT post:

  12. Carla July 6, 2021 at 10:16 pm #

    All great reasons to love fiction. I also think it activates my brain.

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