Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…

For anyone unfamiliar with Top 10 Tuesday, it’s a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and The Bookish and is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. To see more posts on this very topic, please go here.

April 7: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by favorite authors, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.)

1. Trail of Lightning & Storm of Locusts // Rebecca Roanhorse

The reason why I borrowed these books is that I heard it’s fun and fast to read. It’s complex without being so complicated in trying to understand the world that they’re living in. I actually enjoyed that after reading The City of Brass (One of my favorite books of 2019) – that book was a lot for me to remember because of the new world and new magic system. I actually enjoy these books and ended up being one of my favorite books of 2019. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. No title, no publication date. I’m waiting!!! 

2. This is How You Lose the Time War // Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

This Is How You Lose the Time War

I brought this back in January after hearing so many great things about the book, especially after Melaine @meltotheany. It also helped that it’s small enough to read in just one day. I’m excited to read this. I haven’t yet but I will before 2020 (hurry up, 2021) is finished with. 

3. Get A Life, Chloe Brown // Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown

I heard so many good things about this. I have heard that people love how sweet it is. How funny it is. How romantic this is. I need to read this before the next book, Take a Hint, Dani Brown comes out in June. So excited for a rom-com book. 

4. The Simple Wild & Wild at Heart // K.A. Tucker

I heard about The Simple Wild from literally everyone on BookTube and when I saw that Amazon was having a sale on the book for Kindle. I grabbed it and wanted to read then I preordered Wild at Heart based on how much people gusted about The Simple Wild so I just had to get that as well. So excited to read these two books. 

5.  The Empress of Salt and Fortune // Nghi Vo

The Empress of Salt and Fortune

I brought this on Kindle when it went on sale, even though this just released not that long ago. I heard so many things about the book that people loved. So I’m curious about this. I had this on hold at the library. Normally, I can wait till the library reopened but for this book, nope. Very impatient and want to know what is it all about. 

6. The House in the Cerulean Sea // TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

I put this on hold at the library because of the early reviews that people were writing. They said they adore this and it’s fun to escape to this world after what’s going on right now. I can’t wait for the library to reopen so I can finally read this book, even though this released a week ago. 

7. Foundryside // Robert Jackson Bennett

Foundryside RD4 clean flat

I brought this on one of these Kindle sales because I truly want to read this after hearing a few people on Booktube gusting about this book. I wanted to get it at Barnes & Noble and someone took the last copy and the library doesn’t have it anymore. I’m just lazy to get it online (I’m planning to ask for this book for my birthday later this year). I’m excited to read this before Shorefall comes out this month.

8. Red Sister // Mark Lawrence

Red Sister

My local Barnes & Noble has this book but in the mass market paperback. I hate mass market paperback. It’s so small for me to read so when I saw that Amazon has it on sale for Kinde, I grabbed it. If you know where I can find a paperback or a hardcover of this book and the next books in the series, please do let me know. Anyway, I wanted to read this because of the “nuns assassins.” Like, please yes. 

9. The Priory of the Orange // Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree

I normally don’t like big books but I’m starting to love them. When I found out this book is 804 pages. I’m ready. I’m hoping to at least start this in April. Wish me luck. It has dragons so I’ll have a good time. 

10. The Night Cirus & The Starless Sea // Erin Morgenstern

I haven’t read The Night Cirus but people adore the book. When I first heard that she’s coming out finally with the second book. The boyfriend brought The Starless Sea for me for my birthday since it came out in November and on the same token, I found out that Waterstones came out with the handover for The Night Cirus with blue edges. I grabbed it. I can’t wait to read these and see why people love it or doesn’t like it. It should be interesting to see where I fall in these categories. 


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…

  1. thebrowneyedbookworm says:

    Loved The WILD duet and can’t wait for you to get to them ♥︎ , and The House in the Cerulean Sea was such a wondrous and whimsical book, I just wrote my review today. 😀

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