Top Ten Tuesday
May 17: Ten Books I picked up on a Whim
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, bloggers get a topic which entails giving a list of ten things based on the topic.
Random picks that I am extremely proud of:
- Pretty Baby by Mark Kubica
Why I picked it: The blurb intrigued me. I had never heard of the book or the author but it turned out to be one of the best psychological thrillers that I have read in a while.
- You By Caroline Kepnes
Why I picked it: I actually just Googled ‘Creepiest book’. Search results led me to this book. It was creepy but quite interesting.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I picked this book because of the size. It looked small and cute. Little did I know that I was in for an emotional roller coaster ride. Read the book in one seating. The next day,I went back to the library and borrowed all books by the author.
- The Client by John Grisham
I was thirteen when I found this book left behind in a vacated house. There were a number of things thrown out and the book just lay there abandoned. Picked it up and discovered John Grisham. I have read all of his books since then. I never even check the blurbs, Grisham writes, I read.
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
The book cover had something on Oprah Bookclub. I bought it on a whim and ended up liking it so much. Definitely one of the most powerful books that I have ever read.
- Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
I am one of the few people who were not particularly moved by Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. I later read his other book, Adultery which I also didn’t like. I picked this book because it the only one remaining one at a sale. Ended up absolutely loving it. It’s the first story that I have ever read written from the perspective of a prostitute. It was quite thought-provoking.
- After She Fell by Mary Jane Riley
I was going through my psychological thrillers phase when I picked this book. No prior knowledge about the book or author. It turned out to be quite a page turner.
- Baggage by Emily Barr
Another lovely book that I picked on a whim. I don’t think that many people have read this one but I really enjoyed it.
I haven’t read the next two books but I bought them from a street vendor at only a dollar. I later checked Goodreads and they just happen to have very many great reviews. I hope to enjoy them.
Have you read any of these books? Do you usually get books on a whim or rely on reviews and recommendations? Don’t be shy, share your TTT links in the comment section.