Up this week: Books I Picked Up On A Whim
I decided to go with BEA books for this topic since I found so many that I had no intention of picking up, many of which I knew nothing about beforehand.
1. The Nix by Nathan Hill
Everyone kept talking about this one before and during BEA so I finally grabbed it after seeing the cover (totally judged it). I have a feeling it will get read soon.
2. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
I was on the fence with this book when I heard the author talk about it, but it was featured again during Speed Dating and I caved.
3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
My wonderful Chicago host Beth had this book on her list. It was the one book she wanted most, and once I finally read what it was about I knew I had to have it as well.
4. I Will Send Rain by Rea Meadows
I kept coming back to this book during Speed Dating and grabbed it at the end. Not sure how I feel about Dust Bowl novels, but it sounds interesting.
5. The Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
This book sounds bloodydamn fascinating. All four books will be released this year, and there’s a sorcerer. I’m in.
6. The Muse by Jessie Burton
I wasn’t going to get this one, even after all the excitement over it, but for whatever reason I picked it up. Must be one of those “You’re already down the rabbit hole with books, might as well keep going” situations. Or maybe it’s the bohemian character. Time will tell.
7. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
I didn’t know this book existed, but I own another Adam Silvera book and have heard good things. I also didn’t grab nearly as many YA books as I wanted so this got picked up during Speed Dating.
9. Sun Moon Earth by Tyler Nordgren
Julianne also convinced me to get this book. Space stuff is cool.
10. Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
The author sold me on her book with an elevator pitch during her stage chat with a couple other authors. The other authors didn’t do as great of a job, but she crushed it.
What are some books you’ve recently picked up on a whim?