TTT: On a Whim

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim (however you decide to interpret that (bought or read or something else) — I know most people read based on recommendation but we want to know those books you picked up without really hearing about or knowing much about!).”

I actually pick up quite a few books on a whim. These are the best 2016, so far:

  1. Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan by Sheila Agnew
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Super cute MG book. It’s too “old” for my daughter right now (she’s only 7) but she’ll love it in a few years.

  1. Gretel and the Missing Frog Prints by P. J. Brackston
    Reviewed here

  1. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    Nice world building, excellent use of history, quick pace (especially the 2nd half), well developed characters. The romance was a tad too instalove for my tastes, and there were a few editing errors (pet peeve). I’ve already pre-ordered the 2nd book, and I’m extremely happy with my choice of book to use an Amazon credit on. 🙂

  1. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Absolutely adorable! This is everything I wanted Goodnight June to be – the book version of a terrific Nora Ephron-esque rom-com. It’s a sweet, sometimes sad, blend of When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia. The perfect Valentine’s Day read.

  1. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan
    Reviewed here

  1. The Archived series by Victoria Schwab
    Reviewed here

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14 thoughts on “TTT: On a Whim

  1. rattlethestarssite says:

    I really, really want to read Ink and Bone. It sounds amazing! I feel like I’ve missed the Victoria Schwab train and have been left out in the cold. I need to pick up her books soon as well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      I used to choose my books mostly by browsing the library or bookstore, with the occasional recommendation from a friend or family member. Book blogs and Goodreads kind of changed that. I’m trying to reach a balance between the two. What book did you get in a whim?

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  2. rudejasper says:

    I am SUPER impressed that you have so many great whim reads all in 2016! I rarely whim tread these days, sadly I think. I’m interested in your description of the coconut cake book which isn’t my usual thing (contemporary romance) but it sounds like a lovely light read. Also of course I am really wanting to read Ink and bone.

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