Purely on a whim..
Every Tuesday over at the The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic. The topic this week is:
Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim
So, these are books that I sort of idly picked up, not based on recommendations or were just found at book sales when I wasn’t looking with anything particular in mind:
- Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – I actually found this at a second hand book store and just quite liked the cover and blurb – I also figured it might be something my dad would enjoy so I thought ‘why not’!
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – was another book store find – similar to the above. I think it was super cheap so again I thought I’d give it a try.
- Poison Study by Maria Snyder – which I loved and also found similarly to the above.
- Longbourn by Jo Baker – I really did pick this one up in a moment of whimsy because I’ve never liked the idea of authors tackling subjects written by other authors – and look what happened – I loved this!
- Jane Steel by Lindsay Faye – I was sent this book by the publisher and was so intrigued by the concept, plus it has a similar storyline to Jane Eyre which is one of my favourites so I though I’d have a go – I really enjoyed this one.
- All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry. Oddly enough this book was a recommendation but to be honest it was one that I didn’t really fancy having a go of. Fortunately I went for it and I’m so pleased I did. This is a really compelling tale.
- Witch Light by Susan Fletcher. This is one of my favourites. I found this in a ‘3 books for £5 sale in The Works and think I chose it to make up the numbers. As it happens it was an absolute ‘find’ and I’ve read everything by this author since!
- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice – this was another of my The Works ‘specials’ and I was really pleased with it.
- The Rebel Angels by Gillian Philips. This wasn’t a recommendation but I saw an article about the first book – Firebrand and decided to give it a go. I loved this series.
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – I found this, along with a lot of other favourites, amongst my dad’s books. He never actually told me which books to read I just slowly made my way though them and Rebecca was and still is a firm favourite.