May 17, 2016

Whim Books

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is books I picked up on a whim. I love that word: Whim. I wish I could do more Whim reading. Between book club and work books, it's a little tough. I vacillate between liking to read at Whim and liking to have a plan. I put books on hold at Whim and then, when they come in, I'm forced to read them because I'm now on a deadline.

This will be a list of books I bought on a whim. I haven't necessarily read all of these, but when I buy books, it's usually on a Whim.

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin - I got this at the Holland Hall used book sale because I had read her first one and also, it has a great cover.

Night Film by Marisha Pessl - I loved the first books she wrote and this one has an interesting production value in that it's written with like newspaper articles, etc.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs - I bought this one in hardcover at the local used/new bookstore because I liked the first one so much. I sense a theme here.

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates - JCO wrote a vampire novel? Yes, Please.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell - I don't actually know why I bought this one. Buzz, I guess. Everyone was talking about the author, so I decided to give it a shot.

As You Wish by Cary Elwes - Because it's about the making of The Princess Bride.

The Bronte Cabinet by Deborah Lutz - I was hanging out in the literary criticism area, like you do, when I found this beauty.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - I had heard good things and it looked like it might be fun. (spoiler alert: it was)

Thug Notes by Sparky Sweets, PhD.- because I love Thug Notes.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami - I thought it would make me look smart? I really don't even know.

What books have you bought on a Whim?