July 14

Top Ten Tuesday: Last 10 Books I Acquired

July 14, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish in which they select a topic every week, and the rest of us get to make Top Ten lists based on that topic. This week’s topic: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies). This one is pretty easy – it doesn’t require me to make any decisions, and it doesn’t require my memory to go back too far :). Here are my most recent acquisitions and where they came from (as you can see, I’m a huge fan of the library):

For Review:

Propose to Me by Various Authors – I just received an ecopy of this short story collection, in which every story ends with a proposal. After all the heavy books I’ve been reading, I’m looking forward to something on the lighter side.

From the Library:

Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center – I think you’ve all heard me discuss my excitement for this one multiple times over the past couple weeks.

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica – My friend Meghan raved about this book, and I put my name on the hold list at the library as soon as she finished talking about it. My hold came in quickly, and I’ll be reading this one soon!

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – This is the first YA novel by Kinsella and my current audio book during car time.

O’s Little Book of Happiness by the Editors of O Magazine – I’m intrigued with this collection of articles on happiness that have been published by a wide variety of people in O Magazine.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – I’ve heard some good things about this book, and it’s a short read so I thought I’d give it a shot.

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume – I heard that Blume said this is the book she’s always been meant to write. When I heard that, and having had such a strong love for Blume as an adolescent, I knew I had to read this book!

Conversations with Beethoven by Sanford Friedman – I came across this one at the library, and I was intrigued. I know very little about this one. I have renewed it from the library twice, and I’m not sure I’m going to get to it before I have to return it to the library.


Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume – I was thinking about doing the #BlumeAlong Read Along, but my library did not carry this book in print (how could that be?). I ended up buying it, because this is a classic I do want to revisit.

As Gifts:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – From my OTSP Secret Sister Missie, this book has gotten RAVE reviews, and I’m excited to read it.

What books have you acquired recently? Where do you get most of your books from?

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Posted July 14, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Top Ten Tuesday


  1. By Tiffany on

    Ready Player One is fantastic! His second book, Armada, came out today. I went to the bookstore to buy it, and came back with two other books instead.

  2. By Holly on

    A friend gave me Dark Places (meh), The End of Your Life Book Club, and Crossing to Safety. It was difficult to start Crossing to Safety so I put it down and started The End of Your Life Book Club. Well, I soon understood my friend’s intention, the two women in the book club book talk about Crossing to Safety. So I returned to Crossing to Safety, and I hope that their liking of the book transfers to me!

      1. By Holly on

        Dark Places was a bit too dark and twisted for me. I could handle the psychology of Gone Girl, but this one was more violent than I expected.


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