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I try really hard to not just pick up books without looking into them first. If I’m not sure about a book, I prefer to borrow it and see if I like it before I actually spend money on it. However, impulse book buying is a thing, and I am not immune.
So without further ado, here are some books I picked up on a whim, and what drew me to them.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Not gonna lie, I was enticed by the lovely cover that comes with the paperback. Plus I’d heard a lot of good things from friends and the internet about this book. It’s my current read, and at the half way point, I’m still not sure this was the best impulse buy. Not totally sold yet.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Total cover buy. Plus good things heard about it. But mostly a cover buy.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raash
I have a thing for pretty covers, apparently, because this was yet another book I picked up because of its cover. I ended up really enjoying this one, though.
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
I came across a used copy of this one, and bought it solely because I’d heard so many good things about it. It turned out to be awesome, though.
The Martian by Andy Weir
This book found its way to my shelves because a friend had two copies and gave me one. I’d always assumed that it was going to be either very boring or way too scientific for me. But it was one of the better books I’ve read this year, so I’m very glad I decided to pick it up (and glad my friend pushed me to read it so much).
Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas
Sometimes it feels like I’m the only person who hasn’t yet read this one. I picked it up because it’s so well loved in the online book world, but still haven’t cracked it open. I need to get to it.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I didn’t even know what this was about when I bought an electronic copy of this one. I just wanted a good, summer-y read, and the cover gave that impression. It turned out to be good, though, so it’s all good.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
I actually had no intention of reading this one when I picked it up. I was at my other half’s place, waiting out a snow storm, and bored out of my mind. So I randomly choose this one off his book shelf, and fell in love with it.