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The Extremely Simple & Very Predictable Reasons Why I Picked Up These Recent Books {Top Ten Tuesday}

20200407 Reasons Why I Picked Up These Books
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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today is all about WHY we pick up certain books. And honestly, I could say because someone I trust recommended it to me or because I read the blurb and it sounds nice or because of a pretty cover. But mostly, the reason why is VERY SIMPLE and can be boiled down to a few words. So I checked a few of the most recent books I read and specified the exact reason or wording why I decided to pick them up. And turns out, I’m a simple woman with simple, predictable tastes. (and what-do-you-know, enemies-to-lovers is a pretty recurrent theme. Nobody saw that coming.)

Here they are:

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45046743-only-mostly-devastated
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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon: Contemporary Beauty and the Beast retelling

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets Grease

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Found family of misfits. In space.

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller
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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
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The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa: Enemies-to-lovers

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller: Slytherin romance, enemies-to-lovers

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: Sarah J. Maas

Seven Deadly Shadows
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Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
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Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda and Valynne E. Maetani: Kitsunes and shinigami

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Pen pal romance over Twitter and enemies-to-lovers

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: Leigh Bardugo

The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole
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Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie
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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
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The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole: hot A.I. next door

Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie: Annette Marie

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: Enemies-to-lovers

Tell Me:
What makes you pick up a book? Do we have some reasons in common?

Lindsey xoxo
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27 Comments

  1. Just got Ninth House on audible. Looking forward to hearing it.

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy Ninth House, I listened to it on AUdible as well and loved it 🙂

  2. Enemies to lovers or simply an author I love is enough for me to pick up a book too. 😀

    1. I definitely don’t need much more convincing than that, haha 🙂

  3. Dragons. I always want dragons. 😉

    I do really need to read Of Curses and Kisses! I bought the book for that reason too.

    1. Dragons, for sure!
      I just started Of Curses and Kisses, hope it’ll live up to both our expectations 🙂

  4. I read Ninth House last year, and we definitely picked it up for the same reason! It’s not my favourite of her books, but I’m still looking forward to Book 2. I haven’t actually read Crescent City yet, I need to get the audio because there’s no way I’m making it through 800 odd pages of a physical book-Kingdom of Ash almost killed me and I had to switch to audio halfway through!

    1. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Grishaverse books, but I also really loved Ninth House and am also looking forward to the sequel. I hope you’ll love Crescent City!

  5. Yeah, Aurora Rising does sound really good.

    My TTT .

    1. Aurora Rising was definitely a lot of fun!

  6. I really want to read Tweet Cute–it sounds absolutely adorable!! Hope you’re well!

    1. Tweet Cute was definitely very adorable – hope you’ll enjoy it when you pick it up 🙂 Thanks, hope you’re doing well too!

  7. Great list! Ninth House and Serpent & Dove are two I still need to get to, and Only Mostly Devastated sounds really cute.

    1. Thanks, I hope you’ll enjoy Ninth House, Serpent and Dove and Only Mostly Devastated! 🙂

  8. Enemies to lovers is definitely a trend here 😀 I love this idea! I don’t know if I could say in a couple of words why I picked up certain books. Or maybe I could, but all be the same “hype” or “pretty cover”. Lol
    Great post!

    1. Haha it’s definitely a trend! Oh, hype and pretty cover are definitely also very valid reasons to pick up a book 😉

  9. Aurora Rising definitely sounds good, especially after liking what those authors did with the Illuminae series. And I’ve had the Annette Marie books rec’d a bunch of times too- they sound fun! 🙂

    1. Yes, Aurora Rising is definitely very fun! And I need to finish the Illuminae series URGENTLY haha 🙂

  10. I suppose in many ways my tastes are quite simple. I read a book because it intrigues me. If I don’t love the work after a few pages I’m probably never going to love it. Great list!
    Here’s my TTT https://bookwormsanonymous.blog/2020/04/07/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-bought-because-i-loved-the-cover/

    1. So true! Though I usually have trouble starting a book as it usually takes me a bit to warm up to it, so I usually give it at least 50% – if I don’t love it by then, then it’s indeed not gonna happen anymore either 🙂

  11. I do love a good enemies to lovers story. I’m reading Only Mostly Devastated right now, and I’d like to check out Tweet Cute!

    1. Enemies to lovers can never do wrong haha 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying Only Mostly Devastated, hope you’ll love Tweet Cute too!

  12. That’s exactly why I want to read Tweet Cute, too!

    1. I hope you’ll enjoy Tweet Cute!

  13. I picked up Aurora Rising for the same reason! And I loved it <3

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