It’s that time of the week! It’s Top Ten Tuesday time! What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.
This week’s theme was books I read on a whim… Generally, I’m not one to pick up a book without first either being recommended the book by someone, or seeing a book that is getting a lot of hype and picking it up out of curiosity. Since I have started listening to more and more audiobooks, I’ve found that I’m becoming less picky and picking up more books on a whim. I think this has to with the fact that I am borrowing these audiobooks through a digital collection my library offers and not actually paying for the books… I also am a little more willing to pick up a book on a whim if I am thrift store book shopping and only paying $1-$2 per book. Anyways, here is a list of books I’ve picked up and read on a whim…
10.) Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham
I downloaded this audiobook on a whim. I must admit, I was sucked in by the cover and the title. Who was Mary and why did she hang?! This was actually a book about Mary Surratt, a co-conspirator in the Abraham Lincoln assassination. Review coming soon!
9.) The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
Another whim audiobook download. I had never heard of this book before, but I downloaded it because the cover is gorgeous and it was about The Holocost.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
8.) The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
I found this book during one of my thrift store excursions. I thought this was a lovely book about friendship.
7.) The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
This was a new release cover buy. I had to know who this woman was. I was also intrigued that it was about the 19th century French Opera.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
6.) Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
I found this book after deciding to read a book from the thriller genre. I went to the digital collection and selected the thriller genre, and this was one of the top featured books.
You can read my review here → Book Review: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
5.) The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
This was another thrift store find. It has such an interesting cover, so I gave it a shot. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
4.) The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
This was actually the first audiobook I ever listened to. It opened up my world to audiobooks and the fact that I could “read” while at the gym and in the car. I really enjoyed this book.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
3.) The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir
I picked this one up at a thrift store not realizing that it was a memoir. I’d never read a memoir before. This book went above and beyond my expectations.
You can read my review here → Book Review: The Orchard by Theresa Weir
2.) The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
Another thrift store find. Honestly, I don’t remember if I liked it or not… isn’t that horrible?
1.) Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
That’s right, I picked up the first book of my favorite series on a whim!!! I felt like it was fate that I found this book on a thrift store rack back in 2009. This is why, at least every once in a while, you should read a book on a whim. You never know when you will find a gem.