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17 May 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Picked Up On A Whim

'Top Ten Tuesday' is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. I love making lists, so this feature fits me perfectly! If you also take part in this feature or have any additions to my lists, please get in touch; I'd love to hear from you!
10 Books I Picked Up On a Whim

I really struggled with this week's Top 10 list! Mainly because it required me to find 10 books I picked up on a whim, and I noticed I hardly ever pick up books on a whim. Ever since I started my blog over three years ago I've mainly been reading review books or books recommended to me by others, and before that I mainly used to read the books on my university reading list. However, after going through my entire Goodreads 'books read' page I managed to find 10 titles, which you can find below!

Be sure to share your own TTT's in the comments section below; I'd love to hear from you! 

1. 'Wish Upon a Star' - Olivia Goldsmith

I don't even remember where I got this book, I just remember I was looking for a fun read and really liked the cover of 'Wish Upon a Star' and the blurb. It would eventually become one of my favourite chick lit novels of all time and the read that started my love for the genre!

2. 'If I Could Turn Back Time' - Beth Harbison

I actually reviewed this book quite recently and it's a book that wasn't sent to me for review, but one I just requested myself via NetGalley when I was looking for a nice summer holiday read. I did a quick search, liked the cover and description of this one and requested it.

3. 'Pictures of Lily' - Paige Toon

I remember I was on holiday in Wales when I found 'Pictures of Lily' in a supermarket for just 2 or 3 pounds, liked the sound of the book, and decided to buy it. 

4. 'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk

What happened with the Paige Toon book above is actually kind of the same story for my very first Lindsey Kelk read... I had no idea back then this was the start of an amazing book series, haha!

5. 'L.A. Candy' - Lauren Conrad

After watching shows on MTV with Lauren Conrad, I was quite surprised when I heard she had also written some books. I picked one up when I saw it in a shop one time and decided to give it a try.

6. 'The Pact' - Jodi Picoult

I had actually never heard of Jodi Picoult when I got this novel in a second-hand book shop. I was curious about the blurb and decided to give the book a chance. I've never really managed to become a fan of Jodi Picoult's work, though...

7. 'Little Vampire Women' - Lynn Messina

I'm still not completely sure what went on in my head when I decided to buy this book; I think it just has to do with the fact that I love 'Little Women' and am willing to give any adaptation of it a chance. However, I'm not a big vampire fan at all, so this book didn't really do anything for me!

8. 'Love Lives' - Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees

I remember I randomly picked this book from a shelf at my local library when I was 14 or 15, liking the front cover and being quite excited about reading it. I loved Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees novels and this was my very first experience with their writing.

9. 'The Nanny Diaries' - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

This book I picked up when I was in a book shop at a train station, looking for a new read after I had unexpectedly quite quickly finished the only book I had with me. It turned out to be quite a disappointing read in the end, still don't know why so many people loved this book...?

10. 'Going Home' - Harriet Evans
I wasn't familiar with Harriet Evans when I picked up 'Going Home', but I liked the sound of it and was looking for a good read in the library. I never actually bought an actual copy of this novel, but really have to do that sometime!


  1. I had a hard time with this topic too. I used to pick random books all the time, but now I read so many reviews that I find myself reading books that everyone else has loved. I do pick books on my own from NetGalley, and I just got a ton of books at BEA, so I'm excited to read some books without being influenced by other reviews.