Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim:
Most of these books were only picked up because I liked the cover, then I thought the story sounded pretty good, so I read them. Sadly, not all of them were good… 😐 And most of the books from Blogging For Books or Net Galley were books where I was thinking do I really want to read this?? But, then I thought about it and they were free, so hey…Why not!?
1.) If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie.
I only got this book, because it was the only book on Blogging
For Books, that seemed a little interesting. Boy was I wrong. It
turned into something else, and it was pretty boring, so I didn’t
even finish it….
2.) Instructions For The End Of The World by Jamie Kain.
I saw this book on Net Galley, and I fell in love with it because
the cover is pretty, and the synopsis sounded pretty good…But
it was lacking. I finished it, but it could have been WAY better.
3.) I Take You by Eliza Kennedy.
I picked this one up thinking it was going to be more on
the lines of Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin…I was
TERRIBLY mistaken! It was like reading a PORN!! 😯
4.) Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley.
I fell in love with this book for it’s cover, but the synopsis
was a plus. Thankfully, it was a great read. This is one of those
books I would love to read again in the future! 🙂
5.) The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.
I came across this books YEARS ago, at the library, and it
just called to me. I ended up LOVING IT! Hopefully I can reread
this book soon!
6.) Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple.
I saw this book in a magazine, and had to have it right away!
So I bout the nook book, and ended up loving it! It’s a five star
book in my eyes. 🙂
7.) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
Let’s just say I bought the whole series on a whim, and
I ended up regretting it… 😦
8.) Tragedy Girl by Christine Hurley Deriso.
I don’t know why I didn’t listen to myself. I knew I shouldn’t
have chose this book…But I did…and I didn’t like it…
9.) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.
I had never heard of this book before picking it up, and let
me tell you, I am SO glad I did. It is such a great book! Sad, but
well worth the tears! 😥 😀
10.) The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis.
I went back and forth with wanting, and not wanting this
book, but I gave in, and I ended up really enjoying it. Everyone
should read this book! Trust me, it’s good! 😀
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the one thing and dying is inevitable!!! been wanting to read them!!! ❤
lovely list, Giovanna! 😀
I’ve only heard of one book on this list and that is Second Chance Summer. Great list. I love how you put what books you did and didn’t like.
Great list! I have The Second Chance Summer in my wishlist but have yet to get that.
Ahhh great list, Second Chance Summer was such a great book, I agree. But I cried as well, ahah ❤
I always forget how much I love the Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. i still haven’t read Second Chance Summer because I suck but I’m glad to see so may other people loving it, that will definitely get moved up on my TBR now that summer is here!
I love morgan matson! I haven’t read second chance summer yet but I really want to. I’m kind of nervous about it because I heard it’s really sad. But I’ll definitely be reading it soon I hope!
Yes, it really is sad, but it’s worth every tear! 🙂
That’s awesome that you randomly picked up Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Such a fun book!
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Ahh! I’m so glad you read and loved Second Chance Summer – so good, am I right?
The lemon cake book! I keep seeing that around, I think it might have to be a read for me, people seem to really like it!
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You are VERY right! 😀
Yes, Second Chance Summer is definitely a tearjerker 😦 And the cover of Drowning Is Inevitable is beautiful; I need to read it ASAP.
Oh shit, you didn’t like the Bloodlines series? But it has Adrian Ivashkov! What happened?
Great top ten 🙂
Bloodlines ruined Adrian for me. I never want to hear from him AGAIN!! 😦
Never heard of any of these but they all look pretty interesting! Great list! 🙂
I’m sorry you didn’t like the Bloodlines series, I love Richelle Mead, though I do have to admit Bloodlines, to me, isn’t nearly as good as Vampire Academy. Second Chance Summer is now the only Morgan Matson book I have yet to read, but I am happy to see you loved it because SHE IS WONDERFUL. I definitely recommend her other novels if you haven’t read any of them yet. Great list!
Yes! I LOVED the Vampire Academy Series by the Bloodlines series was SO disappointing! 😐
I tried reading Bloodlines as well but I just couldn’t get into the series 😦
I have read none of these, but I have been trying to decide for a while whether or not to add the Bloodlines series to my TBR 🙂
Don’t do it!!!! 😉
Lol, maybe, maybe I will just to make my own mind up 🙂
It’s all you! 🙂
Second Chance Summer is one of my favorite YA books! It made me bawl but I loved every page of it.
I’m really glad I picked up Second Chance Summer. It’s a wonderful, moving book.
I love the Bloodlines series but then again I am a huge Vampire Academy fan.
I LOVED the Vampire Academy Series, but the Bloodlines Series fell short. It ruined Sydney and Adrian in my eyes!! 😦
I love Where’d You Go Bernadette and Second Chance Summer. .. both were recommended to me though, not picked up on a whim!
Wow! I haven’t heard of a lot of these. So much temptation in one list. 😛
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple is on my list of books to check out eventually.
Oh no! What didn’t you like about Bloodlines? Did you read the Vampire Academy series before?
Yes, I LOVED the VA Series, but I just feel like Bloodlines was too much, and it ended up ruining Sydney and Adrian. I feel like they went from strong characters to weaklings.
Oh noo! Did you finish the Bloodlines series? I still haven’t read the last one.
Yeah I finished it.
I looked at a few of these books on your list. I loved the Vampire Academy series but I never got around to starting Bloodlines. I’ve heard some mixed reviews but I wanted to reread the VA series before starting it. Going to have to look into some of the other books you have listed here
🙂 Yeah I’m one of the people who didn’t really care for the Bloodlines series, but VA was great!
Um can we talk about COVER LOVE? All of these books are gorgeous! I haven’t read any of them, but man. You’ve got great taste!
I know! I love me a great book cover! I admit, I judge books by their covers! 😐 I probably miss out on a lot of good books, because if the cover isn’t cute, I just skip over it…I don’t even read the synopsis most of the time!! It’s bad I know!
I haven’t read any of these…. One of my friends absolutely loved The particular sadness of lemon cake and I have spotted Where did you go Bernadette a couple of times now. Drowning is inevetable also sounds like a good read.
I read Tragedy Girl too and I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I hoped either. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake does sound intriguing, though.
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Interesting list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier. 🙂 (FYI, the yellow font is REALLY hard to read)
Sorry I always forget about yellow! I’ll change it! 🙂
The Vampire Academy Series was a really quick read for me. And I won’t lie, I’m pretty sure it was because of Lissa Dragomir.
The Bloodline series… went off in a different direction. The romance was a little different from what I was expecting.
Yes, I think the whole romance, and their attitudes towards each other ruined it for me…
Your commentary on I Take You is funny. Sounds more romance-y than chick lit.
Haha Thanks! 😀
Some of these look really good! I might have to add a few to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.
Half of your books, I easily would have picked up on a whim myself just based on the covers alone! Second Chance Summer and Drowning is Inevitable sounds (and looks) really interesting!
I just picked up a copy of Where’d You Go Bernadette? at a thrift store last week. 🙂
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I haven’t heard of or read any of these, but some of these have beautiful covers!
I read one of Morgan Matson’s books recently and added the rest onto my to-read list, Second Chance Summer is going to be a summer read for me! 😀 I also have Bloodlines on my to-read list but it’s been on there for so long I’m wondering if I’m ever going to get around to it!
I love Where’d You Go Bernadette! Five star book for me too 🙂
I didn’t pick it up on a whim though. I think it was one of the book reviews in a magazine or newspaper I read once.
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I can see why you picked most of these up because of their covers, because there are some gorgeous ones there! I wasn’t a huge fan of the Bloodlines series either…in fact, I only made it two books in before I gave up!
I wanted to give up, but I had already bought all the books, (never doing that again 🙄 ) so I had to read them anyways….
That is like THE most disappointing thing of ever that Instructions For The End of the World wasn’t good…THAT COVER. THAT TITLE. *falls in love with them* But I’ve heard countless people say it was meh, so I’m avoiding.😂 Whim reads are so hit or miss right?!? Sometimes you find real gems and other times it’s like wAHHHH I REGRET EVERYTHING.
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I KNOW! By the end of Instructions For The End of The World, I couldn’t believe that, that was it! It was SO BORING! I was like where is all the good stuff!?
I’ve heard a lot of bad things about Tragedy Girl, which was one I nearly picked up on a whim – kind of glad that I didn’t! I added Drowning is Inevitable to my TBR a while ago after seeing you mention it, so I’ll be picking that one up partially on a whim and partially due to your recommendation 🙂
😀 😀 😀 😀
My pre-blogging days are pretty rife with books bought on a whim that turned out to be huge mistakes (occasionally huge hits). I still get the occasional dud- I get fooled by a pretty cover, or the synopsis makes the books sound much better than it was.
Yep, I can’t stand when the synopsis is great, but the book itself, falls short…sucks so bad!
Looks like the only book on the list I’ve heard of before is one you didn’t like, Bloodlines. Hey whims can go either way and that is the difficult choice. Glad you did find some you liked 🙂