Top Ten Tuesday

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 Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Of Curses and Kisses byย 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 The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

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 Tweet Cute by Emma Lord Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda andย 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 Druid Vices and a Vodka by Annette Marie Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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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  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Enemies to lovers or simply an author I love is enough for me to pick up a book too. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I definitely don’t need much more convincing than that, haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dragons. I always want dragons. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!

    1. Thanks!

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Enemies to lovers is definitely a trend here ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yes, Aurora Rising is definitely very fun! And I need to finish the Illuminae series URGENTLY haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I suppose in many ways my tastes are quite simple. I read a book because it intrigues me. If I donโ€™t love the work after a few pages Iโ€™m probably never going to love it. Great list!
    Hereโ€™s my TTT

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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