Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim. These are books I picked up without really hearing about or knowing much about them.

Most of these books are from a time when my daughter was a baby and my mom would come over once a week to watch her so I could get out. I would go walk around Borders and read book descriptions or hang out in the Seattle’s Best Coffee shop there and read. Most of these are books I randomly bought while browsing (Loved those 30-40% off coupons!).

1. The Beach Trees by Karen White


I randomly picked this one up, read the description and decided to try it. It’s still one of my most favorite books.

2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I was attracted by the cover of the third book, Forever. When I realized it was part of a series, I bought the first book.

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I bought this book when it first came out because of the creepy pictures.

4. Vendetta by Catherine Doyle

I saw this one on a library shelf. I was intrigued by the description, but for some reason I thought it was a vampire story. It wasn’t.

5. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

I randomly bought this one when Borders was having it’s closing clearance. It was one of the books left on the bestsellers table. It was so funny.

6. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

I think this is one I randomly pulled off the shelf at Borders and decided to buy. I ended up going on to read more of her books.

7. Grave Mercy by Robin La Fevers

This one I saw at Barnes and Nobles one day. I thought it sounded interesting, but didn’t buy it. I saw it at the library later and grabbed it.

8. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah


I used to listen to audio books when I drove to and from work before I had my daughter. This is one I randomly selected. It’s what started my love of Kristin Hannah books.

9. Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes

This just might be my first random Kindle book. I saw it on the free top 100 and decided to give it a try.

10. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

This was another book I got off Borders closing clearance sale. It made me bawl. So good.

Have you read any of these? Was it on a whim?

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim”

  1. Oh, I have not read any of these, but that Maggie Stiefvater trilogy is now on my TBR. It’s so fun to see what catches people’s eyes through this Top Ten Tuesday 🙂 You can check mine here.

    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! It’s a fun one. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’ve been wanting to read, This Is Where I Leave You, for a while now. I watched and LOVED the movie, but I just haven’t picked up the book yet. Great Top Ten! 😀

    1. I loved the book. I loved the male perspective of it. I hope you get to read it and enjoy it. 🙂 Thank you!

  3. I saw Grave Mercy on a blog, I think, and thought it sounded interesting, so I later got it from the library. I now own some of the series for re-reads.

    1. I’ve only read the first book, but I really enjoyed it. The pictures add so much to the story. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. I love those covers, plus anything Maggie Stiefvater writes. She’s a genius! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Grave Mercy has been on my to read list for so long. I mean nun assassins basically screams badass haha.
    I’ve still not gotten round to reading Miss Peregrine’s. Mark my words I will get to it one day, if I don’t drown in books before I reach it haha.

  5. Great list! I loved Vendetta by Catherine Doyle! It is one of my favorite trilogy and I hope you like it as well! 😀

    1. I’ve only read the first book, but I loved it! I’m hoping to read the rest of the series soon. 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Oh, I’ve seen Grave Mercy around a lot, in stores as well. But I have yet to get it. I’m not sure if it would be my cup of tea.

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