Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and each week there is a new suggested topic for bloggers to participate in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…
Rather than pick one category and choose ten books within that one category, I have decided to select two or three reasons I bought these books and list two or three books per category.
Books I bought/borrowed because of the beautiful cover:
- The Bees, by Laline Paull
I mean, come on, who could resist that cover?? Not me!
- The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
Winter is my favourite season, and this cover design is just so stunning, I couldn’t help myself.
- The Silence of the Girls, by Pat Barker
I don’t think I need to explain why I picked this book up. The fact that it fitted into my reading challenge last year was just a bonus.
Books I bought/borrowed because of the author:
- The Ambassador’s Mission, by Trudi Canavan
Trudi Canavan is one of my all-time favourite authors. Her Black Magician series first captivated me with her rich characters, well-developed world and so much imagination. Now I would genuinely buy anything she has written, without even needing to read the synopsis first.
- I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai
Having heard Malala’s inspirational story, I could not wait to pick up her autobiography.
- The Taxidermist’s Daughter, by Kate Mosse
Rummaging through the collections at my local secondhand book sale, this author’s name jumped out at me, I had read her Labyrinth previously, so I bought it! And loved it!
- TransAtlantic, by Colum McCann
After reading and really enjoying Let the Great World Spin, I was intrigued to pick up one of McCann’s other works. I just finished reading this one and I really enjoyed it.
Books I bought/borrowed because of bookstagram:
- One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow, by Olivia Hawker
I had been seeing this book all over bookstagram and reading some really great reviews, so I just had to buy it. And it definitely did not disappoint.
- Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This book had been recommended to me a lot, and when I saw it all over Instagram, that was just the extra incentive I needed.
Books I borrowed because I bought them for someone else as a gift, whilst secretly wanting them for myself:
- Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Bought this book for my sister’s birthday, really wanted to read it, so I did before she did! Oops!
What would be your top reads for these categories? Share your picks or your own categories in the comments! Happy reading!