Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim

Helllllo readers, I think I might have missed Tuesday posts the most whilst I’ve been away. I lave writing list posts and chatting about books so it’s time for me to do that alllll over again. I know that most of us buy books based on the recommendations of others so, it might be a little tough to come up with ten that I’ve picked up on a whim, but I’m going to give it a go.

One of the main ways that I pick up books are kind of to steal them off other people? Which may seem a little odd but when you live in a family of readers, it’s quite normal to lose books for months at a time because someone has picked them up and wandered off with them. This is a book my Dad left on my desk about ten years or so ago and I’ve read it at least ┬áthree times since. It’s the complete opposite from my normal type of book but it’s really brilliant,

This was a book I’ve stolen from my mother’s bookshelf when I was desperate for a book to read on a train somewhere (I feel like I’ve been on 38589895 trains recently.) I reviewed this yesterday and it’s not only a really emotional book but it’s also brilliantly written. #spoton.

There will definitely be a theme to this – book stolen from my sister *woo.* Char told me, a couple of months back, the next time I came home, I needed to borrow a Mark Billingham book and I picked the wrong one. This was the one I was supposed to borrow and IT WAS SO GOOD. (saying that I do have a DNF to review from Billingham which is really sad.) But, this was pretty awesome.

T gave me this book to read and I absolutely adored it (see review here.) It was dark, exciting, heady and just a fantastic, fantastic read. If you’re looking for something a little gruesome but beautifully written I would highly recommend.

This book I haven’t read yet – I picked it up when I was last home, looking for something to read, again on a train. I’ve read ‘A Child Called It,’ which was really upsetting and unsettling and I’m interested to see what happens next in the books – how he recovered from the horrific abuse and turned his life around.

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This is a book I picked up because I really enjoyed Complicit by Nikki French. It’s a really good book and although I struggled a little with the characters as a whole it turned out to be just as good as the first book I read by the author. (Not sure how much this counts as a whim but I guess I knew nothing about it when I picked it up? *shrugs*)

I don’t think this is the exact colouring book from Tiger that I have but they don’t seem to have the one I do on the website *weeps.* I have two colouring books, and the main one I have, although it’s gorgeous is a little intense especially when I’m trying to watch Prison documentary’s so I bought a simpler one and I love it. I also use colouring pens to colour in the pages which is a lot quicker too.

Right, this one might be a little odd but I recently pre-ordered the Eat Smart book by Niomi Smart. I wasn’t sure whether to order this but T is a vegetarian who doesn’t like cheese and Niomi I believe lives via at plant based diet. So, yep, I just oddly pre-ordered this and I’m kinda excited for it.

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STARTING TO RUN OUT OF IDEAS. I didn’t exactly read this off a whim but I did read the first book off a whim so I wanted to mention the author really because I haven’t reviewed this book yet! I adored this book by Blake Pierce and I found the first just googling free E-books on Amazon from the crime genre and I HAD TO READ THE SECOND. I’ll let you know my thoughts soon.

Finally a book I bought for T that I know he loved – I bought this purely for the cover alone and it ended being up awesome. I still need to read this but at the moment Tom won’t let me borrow anything until I’ve finished 1Q84. WAAAAAA

So there you go – ten new books to go and pick up! Please link me in the comments to you TTT posts because I LOVE READING THEM, and I need some new suggestions. Ciao.

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  1. May 17, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    This was an interesting list of books!!

  2. May 18, 2016 / 10:54 am

    The cover to “Out” drew me in. I have to read it now, lol.

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