Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Top Ten Tuesday Fifty Two

Top Ten Books I picked up on a whim

Top ten tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.  This weeks topic was one I was really excited about as I knew there were so many books I have picked up spontaneously without knowing much about them, so this wasn't a hard one for me.  And so, enjoy! 

1) Night Owls by Jenn Bennett - 
This is actually my current read, and one I didn't really know a ton about before starting.  I'd seen it around for while and heard good things about it from a friend, so when I saw it at a very cheap price, I decided to pick it up and give it a go, despite not having a great idea what it was actually about.  And honestly, I'm glad I did, because so far so good! 

Recently I've started visiting my local library again, and so this one was definitely a book I picked up on a whim after I spotted it just before leaving.  I had literally no idea what it was about other than it involved time travel, but even that (as well as the gorgeous cover) was enough to convince me to give it a go, something I'm so glad I did cause I loved it!  

3) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Okay, so I know this one got so much hype when it first came out, but at that point I hadn't really discovered blogging or booktubers or anything like that, so I had no idea what to expect before reading this one.  It is definitely one I am so glad I went into pretty much blind, and without high expectations I would have had otherwise.  

4) Numbers by Rachel Ward
As soon as I read the synopsis for this, I knew I had to read it, and so consequently I didn't know much else than that before diving into this one.  I loved the idea of someone who can tell the date you will die and luckily I adored it just as much in the book, and the rest of the series.  

5) Half Bad by Sally Green - 
Before reading this all I knew was that it was about witches and was told in 2nd person, and to be honest that was all I needed to know.  This was one where the story took me by surprise and turned out differently to how I'd imagined, but it was still amazing and I'm so glad I read it.

I remember hearing about this book ages before I actually picked it up and being so intrigued, but it was only a year ago or so that I finally read this after ordering it in the spur of the moment when I recalled how excited I was about it before.  Unfortunately this one really wasn't a great purchase in the moment book for me, and just wasn't the best of books in my opinion.  

Honestly, there was one thing and one thing only that drew me to this book: the idea of a book, in a book.  I mean, one books good enough, but two in one that interlink?  That just sounded amazing to me, and honestly, although I wasn't blown away by this book, it was still definitely a really enjoyable read and one I'm so glad I picked up.

8) The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon -  
Finally, this is another which I picked up spontaneously from the library after I decided to try some more horror, and I can't tell you how much of a good pick this was.  Not only did it become one of my favourites, but it also introduced me to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, an author I now adore.  Overall, it was probably one of the best books I picked up on a whim.  

What books have you picked up without knowing much beforehand? 



  1. Glad you at least enjoyed Afterworlds even if you didn't love it, I recently bought it, so it's good to see that it's enjoyable.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/top-ten-tuesday-57/

    1. I'd definitely say its worth a read even if its not one of my favourites - hope you enjoy it!

  2. SO happy you liked We were liars, I loved that book so, so much, and I went in with no expectations as well :)

    1. Glad you loved it too - It's such a good book, and definitely one its better to go into without knowing much beforehand :)

  3. Great list! Haven't heard of any of them, but will have to check them out :)

    1. Thanks, definitely recommend so many of these!