Tuesday 17 May 2016

Ten Books We Picked Up On A Whim

Hiiii! Do you remember how once, many many many posts ago, I decided to do a Top Ten Tuesday? Okay, so today I'm doing it again. Ever since doing that one post, I didn't connet with the topics and so I kind of stopped doing it (which I found OK since I always do the Top 5 Wednesday)!

Top Ten Tuesdays were invented by The Broke and the Bookish and it has been going on for yeaaaars. So check it out, 'cause it's fun.

This week's topic is "Ten Books We Picked Up on a Whim" and I was reading their blog and chose to do this topic on a whim. So here we go. These are my 10 books I picked on a whim.

1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

There was this mornng I was heading to work and I felt like reading, which was pretty common. The only problem was that the night before I had a dinner party and couldn't get to my computer so I didn't have any new book on me. When I opened Aldiko, I saw there was this book there that I hadn't read yet and voilá... I picked it up on a whim.

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I actually picked this book up today! Yesterday I got a few ebooks and this was one of them so when today I finished the book I was reading, I started this one. I heard both good and awful things about this book but I got it without a second thought. I'm just very curious!

3. The Love Me With Lies trilogy by Tarryn Fisher

THIS BOOKS. I saw them on Goodreads and I got them in ebooks right away and I think I read the trilogy back to back and I loved them SO much, it was such a good story and what I liked the most was how there were 3 people involved, and each other told the story from a different prespective.

4. See Me by Nicholas Sparks

.... because I get all of his books on a whim.

5. The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory

I loved "The Other Boleyn Girl" so I got all books after that one on whim. Turns out I got to the Queen's Fool and gave up on the saga. Ooops.

6. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green ft David Levithan

I was reading 'An Abudance of Katherines' and loving it when I went into FNAC and saw this baby with a discount so I picked it up right away. I didn't read it for the longest time (and I don't reckon I'd have bought it if I had read a snippet online but okay) but I just had to have it. This was my phase "John Green Books, come to meeeee!"

7. The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

I saw this book on the Goodreads Awards thingie and like the title so I picked it up in that second and started it that second and...didn't quite like it.

8. O Meu Irmão by Afonso Reis Cabral

(I don't reckon this book exists in english but it's called "My Brother" and is about a man in his forties whose parents die and the family has to decide who will take care of their brother who has Down Syndrome, so the story is about the life of that man with his brother).

This book was so so so spoken about here in Portugal after Afonso Reis Cabral (who just so happens, is the grandson of a huge portuguese author, Eça de Queiróz) won the Leya award and this book was so hyped and I really wanted to read it. This one, I didn't get it on a whim because I had read the first page in a bookstore but this one day I went to Lisbon's bookfair and I just had to buy it. That day was a year ago. The book still hasn't been read.

9. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

I was going to go on holidays and be stuck in an airplane for 3 hours, so I thought 'I ought to take a few books to keep me company' and so I was on an ebook website and I was getting some books and I saw this one and that blue cover spoke to me, so bam, I got it. (And I loved it).

10. Lolita by Vladimir Nobokov

There was this once where I was at an ebooks website and I saw this book there and I thought 'so many people have read this book and I haven't' so I got it and I read it like in 2 days. I wasn't particularly enchated by it like so many people seem to be but that prologue is word-porn!

I have now understood that most books I read are on a whim. Yup. I could list books for ages in this list.


  1. Lolita was one of the classics I picked up, but was disappointed that it wasn't as risque as I thought it would be. Attachments was my first Rainbow Rowell book and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by my Top 10 earlier!

    1. Same! I didn't find Lolita all that either :/
      Highfive on Attachments! It's still the only book I read by Rainbow Rowell but I loved it :)
      No problem. Thank you for checking out mine :)