Tuesday, May 17, 2016

9 Books I Picked Up on a Whim

Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've posted a Top Ten Tuesday so I decided to get back into it with this week's topic. I had to do some scrolling through Goodreads but I have a list!

Eleanor by Jason Gurley - Is anyone surprised that this is on my list? I took one look at the cover, read the synopsis and just decided to pick it up and read it without looking at any reviews and I'm so glad I did. (Review)
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough - I heard some things about this book before picking it up but I didn't really pay much attention to what people were saying. My main motivation for picking this one up was the comparison to The Night Circus which I really enjoyed. (Review)
The Weight of Feathers by Anna Marie McLemore - This is another book that gave me some Night Circus vibes with a touch of Romeo and Juliet mixed in. Also, that cover is so gorgeous I needed to pick it up and the writing!! (Review)

Jane's Melody by Ryan Winfield - This is one of those novels that I didn't hear anything about but I saw it at my library and it looked so pretty so I picked it up. Looking at the synopsis, it's definitely not something I would read but it ended up being a really touching story. (Review)
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen - I read the synopsis of this book at the library and the words Robin Hood grabbed my attention so I decided to give it a shot. Three books later, this is definitely ranked high on my list of favorite trilogies. (Review)
Incarnation by Emma Cornwall - To be completely honest, I read one word in the summary and picked it up: Mordred. I can't remember when I read this book but I have a feeling it was post BBC Merlin finale. (Review)

City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster - I remember picking this book up from the library and reading the class systems on the first couple of pages and being super intrigued but it took me a while to actually pick it up to read. While reading, I wasn't super blown away but the minute I put the book down, I could not get it out of my mind. (Review)
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge - I read Cruel Beauty and while I enjoyed it, I was way to confused. Crimson Bound came out in 2015 and I just ignored all the talk surrounding the novel because I wasn't interested. For some strange reason, I decided to pick it up and holy smokes my mind was blown. (Review)
Born at Midnight by CC Hunter - I have no idea why I picked this book or this series up. I'm not a huge fan of paranormal and from what I remember, the library had all the books and I felt like marathoning something. This series was a complete pleasant surprise and I still have to read the spin-off series. (Review)

So that's my list! Let me know what books made it on your list and which ones I should check out!


  1. I've had my eye on Eleanor for a while now, but for some reason I just haven't felt like picking it up! Maybe one day that will change! :D Great List!
    My TTT!

    1. It's soooooo good! It's definitely a slow burning book and takes a while to get into but once things starts happening XD


  2. I just bought The Game of Love and Death. Don't really know all that much about it, so hopefully I enjoy it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/top-ten-tuesday-57/

    1. I was really pleasantly surprised but it! Hope you like it and let me know what you think!!


  3. I've heard so many great things about the Weight of Feathers and I'm sure I'll love it, but I still haven't picked it up. I didn't really like Scarlet sadly, because I found that it could have been set in a different time period I wouldn't have noticed, but maybe it got better in the latter books. I'm happy you loved this series though, and I'm excited for the author's new book. I'm not a huge fan of Rosamund Hodge but Crimson Bound was still really unique! :)

  4. I haven't read any of these but I love the minimalist cover of The Weight of Feathers. The premise is fascinating and The Night Circus is one of my favourite books so I will definitely be picking it up if I see it!