Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim.
I tend to not pick up books on a whim much. I get recommendations from my friends and from Goodreads, read new books by authors I already love, and when I do find a new books I always wait and anticipate and hype up its release. I did think this week’s topic was going to be a real challenge but when I started looking through the books I’d read recently I was surprised when there were more than a few which I started reading (or brought) on a whim.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
I saw one review for this, a brilliant and glowing review, and without even reading the blurb or any other reviews I picked up a copy and started reading it the very next day. Luckily it more than lived up to my expectations.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
I saw this book around a lot when I first started blogging but, despite loving Bracken’s Darkest Minds series, I never really jumped on the hype ‘band wagon’ for Passenger. Still when I started reading Passenger shortly after its release I couldn’t put this book down, and now I am definitely anticipating the release of the second book.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
This is one I still haven’t read yet but one day while in Waterstones I saw Lady Midnight on the display for new releases and, after everyone having raved about it on WordPress, I couldn’t resist picking up a copy for myself.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Like with Bone Gap I saw one review for this book, a five-star and full of praise review, and had to pick up The Bone Season. It sounded like something I’d love and I was right, The Bone Season has fast become one of my favourite series.
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Until I finished My Life Next Door I didn’t even realise there was a companion novel already released, but as soon as I discovered The Boy Most Likely To I had to pick it up. Tim was one of my favourite character’s in My Life Next Door and I was thrilled to see his story continued.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Like with The Boy Most Likely To this book wasn’t really on my radar until after I read I’ll Give You the Sun. Jandy Nelson has fast become my favourite contemporary authors so after reading and loving I’ll Give You the Sun I had to buy a copy of The Sky is Everywhere straight away.
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Even now I’m still not sure why I actually picked this book up. I saw it around WordPress in the run up to its release but the blurb didn’t really catch my eye so I wasn’t one of the people eagerly anticipating reading it. Still I picked it up, read it, and loved it.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I love V.E. Schwab’s books so of course I had to pick up Vicious, and it was a real impulse purchase one day after already overspending on books. I haven’t read many reviews for Vicious but if it’s anything like Schwab’s other books which I’ve read I’m sure to love it.
Starflight by Melissa Landers
The main reason I picked up this book was because of the really gorgeous cover . I love sci-fi books though I haven’t read many and I wasn’t sure what to expect from Starflight but I did really enjoy it.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I discovered this book after seeing a review for it, it was a brilliant review but unlike Bone Gap and The Bone Season I actually looked more into what The Wrath and the Dawn was about before picking it up. After reading and loving A Thousand Nights I was interested in more stories like it and of course had to start The Wrath and the Dawn.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what some of the books you picked up on a whim are.