Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I picked up on a whim

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & the Bookish. 

Today's topic is about impulses. And I mean impulsively picking up books. I'm a HUGE impulse buyer, so I've had to think back over the years as to what books I just impulsively bought. I have to admit it was rather difficult. I'm keeping it to the actual physical copies of the books, and not just the ebooks. Because if I added ebooks into the mix, then almost everything on my Kindle would be an impulse buy.

1. Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman - This one was by far an impulse just from the cover. The girl reminded me of a younger Megan Follows (Anne) and the guy reminded me of Antonio Banderas from Zorro. I'd not known anything about this author until I saw this book. Since then, Julie has become one of my favorite authors.

Original Cover when I was in High school
Most recent cover
2. Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn - I was in high school when this one came out. The cover of it looked WAY more of a romance novel than I normally read, and my mom only let me get it because it was written by Robin. It's not my favorite of the series, but like anything of Robin's, I do love it.

3. Juliet by Anne Fortier - I was browsing at Barnes and Noble one day when I saw this book. At the time, I was broke, so I wrote the name down and checked my library. I later bought it.

4. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marmiller - This one is a retelling of one of my favorite fairytales, Wild Swans. And since so few authors have retold this one, I impulsively picked it up.

5. Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedecker - I discovered this book in the school library of my junior high school. Ever since, I've been looking for it to own. I finally managed to find an old library copy, and bought it.

6. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - This one was required reading in my Children's literature class in college. But I gave away or misplaced my copy. The impulsiveness on this one comes from when I found a HARDCOVER library book copy on sale at the library for $1.00 and I happened to have a dollar with me. So I bought it.

7. China Garden by Liz Berry - I was in college when I discovered this one. There was a small mall in my college town with a Waldenbooks in it. I was browsing and saw this one. Read the back cover copy and decided it was worth my time. It's become one I frequently reread.

8. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - I'm really reluctant to admit this. In the months/years following the end of Harry Potter, I was looking for something else to read that was similar in style. The waiting list at the library was a mile long, and I wanted it NOW. So I bought them. 

9. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson - I was in a fantasy mood and the cover looked pretty, so I bought it. Thankfully, the story was good enough to warrant my keeping it.

10. Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund - I'd seen her second book, the Doctor's Lady, advertised in a magazine, but hadn't heard anything about her or her books. I spied her first book in the bargain section of either Lifeway or Mardel, and decided to try it. 

1 comment:

  1. Ella Enchanted and Twilight! Ha! Such fantastic, almost iconic books. Definitely very good choices, I haven't read the others unfortunately, not really my genre as a YA reader, hehe

    - Jen from The Bookavid


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