Top Ten Tuesday|May 17th, 2016.


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 BloggingΒ 
For Books, that seemed a little interesting. Boy was I wrong.Β 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 wasΒ 
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! πŸ™‚

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!Β 

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. πŸ™‚

7.) Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
Let’s just say I bought the whole series on a whim, and
I endedΒ up regretting it… 😦

Tragedy Girl
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…

Second Chance Summer
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, butΒ 
well worth the tears! πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜€

The One Thing
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! πŸ˜€

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme
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59 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday|May 17th, 2016.

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  5. 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!

    My TTT!

  6. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. 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.

  7. 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

    1. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. I haven’t heard of or read any of these, but some of these have beautiful covers!

  12. 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! πŸ˜€ 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!

  13. I love Where’d You Go Bernadette! Five star book for me too πŸ™‚
    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.

    – Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk

  14. 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!

  15. 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.πŸ˜‚ Whim reads are so hit or miss right?!? Sometimes you find real gems and other times it’s like wAHHHH I REGRET EVERYTHING.
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. 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!?

  16. 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 πŸ™‚

  17. 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.

  18. 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 πŸ™‚

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