Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday - Books I'd Buy Today
This week the Top Ten Tuesday linkup with The Broke and The Bookish is a freebie which means we get to pick what our list is about. I can't wait to go see what everyone came up with! I decided - after much internal debating - on the top 10 books I'd buy today. If I went into a bookstore today and had to buy 10 books (and someone else was paying the tab because buying 10 books would probably make me pass out as I'm getting cheaper and cheaper the older I get. Thanks Dad) these are the ones that I would buy
The recovery of artifacts and art after the war fascinate me and this book features a distant relative of mine which adds a little extra personal interest.
2. Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts
I probably shouldn't since I didn't love the 1st one in the series but in general I love Roberts' books set in Ireland so I've been itching to pick this one up!
3. My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz
I have it in ebook form but it definitely would work better in cookbook form. The stories and recipes are amazing!
I've been dying to read this ever since I read Andi's review at Estella's Revenge. I love the idea of an insider's look at what living in the White House is really like.
5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Partly because of the title and partly because the book looks really interesting.
6. The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
This is a fictional account of an actual disappearance of a judge in the 1930s. I know a little bit about the original crime and can't wait to read this!
I read and loved The Forgotten Garden but for some reason have yet to pick up another one of her books. People seem to really love this one so I think this would be my next pick.
8. The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley
This book keeps popping up on my Goodreads recommendations and it sounds very interesting. There's a vineyard, a magnificent chateau and lots of hidden secrets.
9. Cornish House by Liz Fenwick
I love books set in Cornwall almost as much as I love books set in Ireland.
10. The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf
Because I couldn't go on a spending spree without a cookbook. I've made banana cupcakes with chocolate frosting from this book and it's to die for! I'd love to have the entire cookbook.
So that's what I'd buy if I was let loose in a bookstore today! What would you get?