Books I Bought Because Reasons

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.

What are the reasons behind some of your book purchases? Let us know in the comments.

15 thoughts on “Books I Bought Because Reasons

  1. I love your reasons for buying Tweet Cute. Honestly, grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty awesome. Do you eat them with tomato soup?

    My TTT .

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