Top Ten Tuesday

Today is Top Ten Tuesday – A weekly bookish list created by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is:

Books I Picked Up On A Whim


The Summer of Cotton Candy


This entire series is so fun!  There are 4 books in the series – one for each season – and it chronicles 17 year old Candace’s life, starting with the summer before her senior year of high school.

I discovered The Summer of Cotton Candy actually the summer before my senior year, and basically, that was enough to pull me in and read it.  I, personally, recommend reading each book with its corresponding season.

The City of Ember

I bought this book from Borders shortly before it closed (RIP, lovely bookstore), so this is a bit of an oldie, but I’m including this book on the list, because I truly bought it on a whim.  I had a gift card with not a lot of money left on it, and I really wanted to buy a book that day.  I discovered a 3-in-1 bind up of the first 3 The City of Ember books, and was intrigued.  The synopsis was super interesting, and the price was great, so I bought it.  I’ve loved dystopian novels ever since!


I really enjoy dystopian novels.  I discovered this book through an ad on, I think, Goodreads.  Nobody, however, was talking about this book, like The Hunger Games, Delirium, Divergent, etc.  I saw it at the library one day, and just decided to give it a shot.

Don’t Turn Around

I had heard of Don’t Turn Around, but I didn’t really know much about it. I knew it was an action book, and had something to do with computer hacking, but that was it.  I bought it because it was on sale for $0.99 at the Nook Store.

The Photo Traveler

This book featured a very unique from of time travel – through pictures.  I discovered this book by an ad on Goodreads as well, and like Starters, nobody was talking about it.  I checked out on the Nook Store, and it was only $0.99, so I just had to buy it.  I have not read the sequel, but I intend to soon!

Code name: Dancer

This was another ebook deal I discovered.  The fact that it had a dance and mystery aspect was enough for me!  I’ve read the second book to the series as well, and both are a lot of fun.


I was looking to fill my Nook with some new books, and stumbled across this one.  I hadn’t heard of it, but I had heard of Carolyn Mackler, and it was on sale, so I decided to get it.  This one wasn’t quite what I expected, but I did enjoy it nonetheless.



Sometimes, usually when I should be doing school or something else productive, I like to just scroll through different bookseller sites and dig around for new and upcoming books.  That’s how I discovered Marvelous.  It had such an intriguing premise, that I just knew I had to read it!

Where I Belong

I bought this book the same day I bought Tangled.  This may not have been a super deep, intellectual read, but it was a lot of fun, and a perfect book to read in the summer!

The Chronicle of Three: Bloodline

I just recently got a NetGalley account, so I was looking at all the amazing books I could request, and stumbled across this one.  I had never heard of the book or the author, but it sounded quite interesting, so I thought I’d request it.  This was my first NetGalley book I was approved for, and I ended up really enjoying it!  If interested, you can check out my review for it here.

That’s it for this week! Share your Top Ten Tuesday with me in the comments! 🙂

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