Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I picked up on a whim. Just like it said in the initial prompt, I do tend to pick up books on recommendations. A LOT. And hype, and everything. The bookish community really made me want to pick up more books. BUT it still happens, from time to time, when browsing on NetGalley or Goodreads or in a bookshop, I find a book that I just feel like reading. Click on their wonderful title to check out their synopsis!
1 • Don’t Get Caught, Kurt Dinan
I saw that one on NetGalley, and well, thought, why not? The breakfast club, ocean’s eleven, that sounded like a fun and entertaining story. And it was.
2 • Seven Ways We Lie, Riley Redgate
Same story for that title. I was scared about ALL the POV, though. I mean, SEVEN? It’s a lot. But it was handled with perfection, and such a wonderful surprise.
3 • Sanctuary Bay, Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
OH I would praise that book forever, it was so, so good. I loved it. Same story for that one as well, and it was more than a great surprise, I was hooked right from the start. Do read it please, so we can talk about it?
4 • Because you’ll never meet me, Leah Thomas
This book was so, so original and unique, I’ve never read anything quite like it. I don’t want to say more, just that you should try it for yourself.
5 • Just Visiting, Dahlia Adler
I love contemporary, and that one sounded quite good, despite me never having heard of this book/author before. It was really good, realistic, and made me feel things. Just all you need in a good book!
6 • Famous in love, Rebecca Serle
I love a great story “behind the scenes”, and I am strangely fascinated by this world. I wish I could see what it’s like. And hm, this book kind of gave me that.
7 • Pretending to be Erica, Michelle Painchaud
I can’t even remember where I heard about that book, but I remember that I wanted to buy it for so long, because it seemed SO good. A girl pretending to be someone else? This calls for a great mystery now, doesn’t it?
8 • Free to fall, Lauren Miller
I think I tend to be wary towards dystopia, because, well, everything kind of feels the same after a while? Thankfully, I didn’t have that feeling too much with that book. I loved the way it talked about social media, decisions…
9 • The Luxe, Anna Godbersen
Ohh I read this series a while ago, but it was one of these guilty pleasures, sort of like The Selection, and Gossip Girl but with a historical setting. Gossip and coups bas and all. Guilty pleasure.
10 • If he had been with me, Laura Nowlin
I remember picking up that one at a Barnes and Noble somewhere during vacation. I remember crying all of my tears.