Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s theme is books we picked up on a whim whether it was because of the cover or the description, whatever! I know we all probably have a few of these I know I do because I’m a sucker for pretty covers.
You can click each of the titles for my review of the book (if I have one). I’ll also link each book cover to its Goodreads page if you want to read the descriptions and check them out!
So I pretty much just bought this book because the movie was coming out at the time and EVERYBODY was talking about it! Was it worth it? Yes it was.
I got an ARC of this book via Netgalley simply because I thought the cover was pretty intense (I have a terrible phobia of butterflies and moths FYI) and the description sounded….interesting. It’s definitely a very odd book but overall enjoyable.
Once again an ARC I received via Netgalley and one I got solely based on a pretty cover and an interesting description. It’s about a world without books, how does that not sound cool? Unfortunately, this book was a mess and I didn’t enjoy any of it.
7.) Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
I found this in the bargain section of a bookstore and it was only $2.00, how can I pass that up? It had a very enticing description so I picked it up and it was a pretty amazing book I read the entire trilogy shortly after! I unfortunately read this a loooong time ago and never reviewed it but it’s worth checking out.
6.) I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Okay a book titled “I Hunt Killers”? That earned it the chance to at least be picked up and have its description read and then that’s all it took to hook me. The entire series is exhilarating and fast paced, I highly recommend checking it out since it was such fun to read through.
So I did vaguely hear of this book before picking it up and saw a couple negative reviews for it. However, when I saw it sitting on a shelf with “creepy books for Halloween” at Barnes & Noble I couldn’t resist buying it. I loooove creepy books and YA horror books are kind of rare. I really enjoyed having the crap scared out of me with this one!
4.) Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Four words for you on this one: Peter Pan, Captain Hook. Done. That is me being sold, I loooove Peter Pan so getting my hands on retellings is my number one priority. Well not really but I want you to understand how much I love Peter Pan retellings. That’s all it took to sell me on this book but unfortunately it didn’t blow me away, hopefully I’ll get a review up soon!
I bought and read this a looooong time ago, well I shouldn’t say I bought it since my grandmother bought it for me when I was younger. Yep browsing through Borders during there going out of business sale (still mad about that) and I could pick ONE book and this is the one a picked. Because of zombies. I like zombies. You should have seen the look on my grandma’s face when I brought this up for her to pay for. Priceless.
I loved the creepy cover and I’m a sucker for any kind of YA horror so of course I got this on a whim at the bookstore after taking one look at it. It is creepy and a pretty decent book.
This is my ultimate book picked on a whim. I was browsing Barnes & Noble and saw out of the corner of my eye this hot pink hardcover with a pentagram on it, so of course I went and picked it up. Teenage girls performing an exorcism? Yep I went and bought the shit out of this book. I loved how gory and horrific it was, it had a very slasher-style to it.
Have you read any of these books?
Did you add or have any on your TBR already?
What books did you pick up on a whim?
Also feel free to leave a link to your TTT!