Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

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Top Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

It’s not often I randomly pick up books off the bookshelf- I have such a big virtual TBR pile that I feel like I need to stick with it, but lately, I’ve been randomly checking out books I know nothing about.  It’s been fun, though, because I’ve been reading books I’ve either never heard or books I’ve heard of but know nothing about.  These are 10 books I’ve picked up on a whim!

  1. Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines.  I finished this one recently, having randomly picked it up from the library. It’s definitely cute, and I really like the friendships/relationships you see in the book!
  2. Accidents Of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson.  This is another random pick-up from the library, and all because I wanted an audio book!  The title caught my attention, and it looks interesting!
  3. Perfect by Natasha Friend.  This is another audio book, and it seems like it’s right up my alley- I seem to go right for the books about characters dealing with things like the loss of a parent and eating disorders.
  4. For The Record by Charlotte Huang.  I know I’ve seen this book come up on at least a couple of blogs I read that focus on diversity in books, but only vaguely remembered it when I picked it up from the library.
  5. Ink And Ashes by Valynne Maetani.  It turns out I already wanted to read this one but forgot I wanted to read it.  It looks good, though, and I’m intrigued because it’s about a girl who finds a letter from her father addressed to her step-father and then she goes on this journey to learn more about him.
  6. Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann.  This is another one that got lost in the depths of my TBR pile, but at least I vaguely remember wanting to read it.
  7. Radiant Days by Elizabeth Hand.  So, I mostly checked this one out because I saw the last name, and assumed there was a Cynthia Hand book I didn’t know about…only to realize it’s by a completely different author with the same last name.  The plot kind of reminds me of that one movie with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock where they write letters to each other but at two different points in time, but YA and in book form.
  8. A History Of Glitter And Blood by Hannah Moskowitz.  I remember hearing about this one, but you can’t go wrong with a book about faeries!
  9. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Helig.  Yet another one I’ve heard about, but it seems cool!  Seriously, a map and ship that can take you to any time and place?  I’m sold!
  10. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi.  It seems like there are some books similar to this one already out there, but it’s fantasy inspired by Indian mythology, which makes it really different!

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