TOP TEN TUESDAY
May 17, 2016
It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was Ten Books I Picked Up on a Whim
1. THE SPELLMAN FILES by Lisa Lutz
This is the first book that comes to mind that I picked up totally randomly! I was super into mysteries and I found a copy at a thrift store. It looked like fun and I totally fell in love with the series!
2. IF I STAY by Gayle Forman
I was just getting into contemporary Young Adult books and ended up grabbing IF I STAY from the library! I don’t remember why I picked it up (I think because I had heard good things. Or I was just browsing the shelves — honestly can’t remember which) but I was so impressed with the book and totally fell in love!
3. ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich
I had binged a few mystery series and didn’t know where to start next. Years ago, I grabbed ONE OF THE MONEY to start a new series and those books carried me over for years!
4. CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL by Louise Rozett
I found this book through Netgalley but I really hadn’t heard anything about it when I decided to request it and I just loved the book! (And the rest of the series!)
5. MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson
Okay, so I’d seen a LOT of good reviews for this series but I ended up grabbing the audio for MISTBORN when my library didn’t have THE NAME OF THE WIND. I got so sucked in and it’s now one of my favorite series! (As is The Kingkiller Chronicle, no thanks to my library.)
6.THE STORYSPINNER by Becky Wallace
I grabbed this ARC at ALAMW in 2015 but I hadn’t heard really anything about it before I started. I was looking for a new fantasy and ended up jumping into THE STORYSPINNER and just loved it!
7. THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
I don’t even remember how I ended up in possession of this book… I think I actually purchased it on a whim from Anderson’s and decided to read it randomly as well! I am not a fan of alien stories at all so this was a total whim for me. (Well, even though all of the reviews were ga-ga over it!)
8. HEIST SOCIETY by Ally Carter
I was just trying out audiobooks for the first time when I decided to try HEIST SOCIETY. I love Ocean’s 11 and I was totally up for some heists! Now almost four years later, I gave up hope of my library ever getting the other two books in this series on audio and used an Audible credit to keep reading!
9. INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid
Another series I still haven’t finished… shame on me! I don’t even remember how I read this book. Borrowed from the library? It must have been because I don’t own a copy. Several of my library reads were just plucked out based on sounding good instead of internet recommendations!
10. ATTACHMENTS by Rainbow Rowell
This is a perfect selection to close out this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. We were all major fans of ELEANOR & PARK but who read ATTACHMENTS before Rainbow Rowell hit the YA scene? Before they started a blog? I grabbed a copy of ATTACHMENTS when Borders was going out of business (RIP, Borders) and read it back in 2011 before my blog was even a hint of an idea! It’s weird to look back and see that I read it before I knew the blogging world and how big Rainbow Rowell is now.