Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Picked Up On A Whim

The Broke and the Bookish hosts a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday.  This week’s topic is Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim.  I’m not really a person who picks books up on a whim unless it’s super cheap.  I have such a weird process when it comes to book buying so it generally takes a lot of consideration for me to actually spend money on a book that I’m not 100% sure on.

  1. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
    I just picked this up at a thrift store.  I haven’t started reading it yet but it seemed intriguing.
  2. The Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson
    Since I’m such a Disney freak, I’m surprised I haven’t read this sooner.  But I found it at a thrift store and thought fate but it there during my Disney withdrawals. I haven’t read it yet though.
  3. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
    The ebook was on sale.  I figured, why not?
  4. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrent
    I kept seeing this in the bookstore.  Then one day, I decided I was just going to buy it and I’m so glad I did.  It’s one of my favorites.
  5. The Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
    I think this was one sale as an ebook as well.  I fell in love with this story.
  6. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
    I saw this when it first came out and I was inexplicably drawn to it.  Such a fun summer story!
  7. Soulless by Gail Carriger
    I remember seeing this YEARS ago but putting it back because I didn’t have money.  Last year, I finally found it again and I simply adore the characters.
  8. Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
    I found this book around my house and I had nothing to read so I read it and laughed and laughed.  Best find.
  9. Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
    I don’t remember when I first heard about it last summer but I read the description and immediately pre-ordered it.  I devoured it and I couldn’t believe more people weren’t talking about it.  In case you were unsure, I highly recommend- go read it!
  10. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    I was walking around the bookstore, like I do, and the cover caught my eye.  It seemed familiar.  It was calling to me.  I bought it without a second thought and relished in the words.

What’s on your TTT? Do you love most of your whims or find yourself disappointed? 

Happy Tuesday, y’all! 


14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Picked Up On A Whim

  1. Uprooted was amazing! I still have yet to own a physical copy of it, though, since I’d read it a while back when it was still an ARC. It does have a lovely cover (and I’m actually just as much a fan of its European version as well).

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    1. I love all the covers. That’s the one thing that bothers me about ARCs. If I read & love them on Net Galley, I want to buy the physical copy but it’s hard to justify buying a book I’ve already read.

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  2. I hope you like The Historian when you get around to it. I loved it when I read it! Granted, that was like 6 years ago now. I keep meaning to do a reread, but I’m scared it will shatter how ideal the book has become to me. Either way, I remember it being a very intriguing mystery.

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