This book is part of Top Ten Tuesday by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I’m very easily led when it comes to buying books. I buy into hype way too easily, and if some of my favourite bloggers or vloggers mention a book that piques my interest even once it goes straight into my basket.
There are a couple of books I have definitely bought for a reason other than just “I saw this on a shelf and it looked good”.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
I saw Emma from Drinking by my Shelf mention this book a couple of times, and I couldn’t get the concept out of my head. It features a café in Japan in which you can go back in time, with a bunch of rules and stipulations. It’s a fantastic book and one for which I’m glad I fell into the hype.
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
When I worked in travel, we looked for quirky and interesting places to write about. I spotted The Bookshop in Wigtown, where you can move into an AirBnB for a week and run the bookshop. When I saw this book was the diary of the shop’s permanent owner, I knew I would love reading it. Alas, it still sits on my TBR.
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
My friend Cora had been raving about this book, and I went straight to Amazon to get an e-copy. I’ve also got the sequel, Perfect, as a physical copy at my parent’s house.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
No lie, the main reason I bought this book is because it was all about grilled cheese sandwiches. I adore grilled cheeses, so this was a must buy for me.
I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk
I’d read quite a lot of Lindsey’s standalone, later books, but I’d never read any of the series that started it all for her. I bought all eight of them in 2019 and read them back to back. No regrets whatsoever, I loved all of them.
Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent
In 2019 I signed up for a blog tour for Liz’s book Skin Deep. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I had. When Our Little Cruelties came out in 2020 I absolutely did not wait to get a copy for myself.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book was inescapable on Book Tube and in book blogs in 2019. I bought a copy for my holiday in central Europe, expecting to read it just on trams and such, while travelling essentially. Instead, I purposefully sought out a café in which to sit and finish it. It really is that good.