Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Theme:
Books Picked Up on a Whim
This is essentially every purchase ever because while I do have all the best intentions on reading them…life is like distractions! new covers! interesting blurbs! favourite authors! challenges! rereads! commitments! arcs! more covers! more blurbs! more recommendations! nostalgia! a-wild-book-you-TBRd-10-years-ago-appears! — and my mind is basically like:
The Marbury Lens (Smith)
Cause of whim: After the experimentalism in The Alex Crow, I really wanted to try another Smith book and this one caught my eye the most (sorry Winger, sorry Grasshopper Jungle).
Not a Drop to Drink (McGinnis)
Cause of whim: TeaTime ARC Party when Epic Reads featured the second book in this duology (?) and I was like yes want need when now.
The Luminaries (Catton)
Cause of whim: …how can I say no to $3 hardcovers? Don’t test my grabby hands like that.
Cause of whim: See above. In truth, I’ll probably watch the film instead of reading the book. Whateverrrrrrrrrrr.
Simon Vs The Homosapiens Agenda (Albertalli)
Cause of whim: So…I actually read a few chapters the week this book was released in the store and I didn’t think much of it. Then I found a first edition (not sure if there’s been a reprint already?) hardcover at a local discount book chain and I thought “why not?” — clearly the theme to all of these. — All them people who loved this book and hype ain’t got nothing on my slow reading and Mr. Moody chilling on my head and heart.
Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul (Richards)
Cause of whim: I told myself to read more Canadian Literature. I told myself to read more Canadian Literature. I told myself to read more Canadian Literature. I told myself–
Bog Child (Dowd)
Cause of whim: [author was] brainchild of A Monster Calls therefore it must be good. #soundlogic.
In A World Just Right (Brooks)
Cause of whim: This is honestly one of those “how did you get into my cart/how did I check out without evaluating this book” purchase. Here’s the thing: I throw a bunch of shit into my shopping cart (skyward 30-40 books) and then run through them again prior to placing my order (whittling them down to like 3-8 usually).
Far Far Away (McNeal)
Cause of whim: it was like $1.49 CAD (or 0.99 USD?) on Book Outlet and had favourable reviews so my wallet wasn’t going to cry or anything.
Cause of whim: Found this at a library sale and I thought “oh, I know this author!” not even bothering to check that this was the second (?) book in the series. I’ll probably end up unhauling this one.
I could keep adding to this list all day…