2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - This was one of my favorite books as a kid but I remembered virtually nothing about it. I was between audio books - I had just finished one and was waiting to get the next one and going through my library's digital site trying to find something to listen to and stumbled on this one. I'm so glad I did! It was such a great listen and so different from what I expected.
3. Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts - While I did plan on reading this book I had no intention of picking it up when I did. For starters Roberts series books ha been very hit or miss for me and then I hate waiting! With a trilogy or series that only has a certain number of books I like to have them all before I start reading so if I love it or really want to know what happens next I don't have to wait! This is another that basically vaulted it's way into my bag when I saw it at the library.
5. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah - Another library book (seeing a pattern?) and a book I had no intention of reading. This was Hannah's attempt at a Poirot mystery and while I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan I was a little leery about another author attempting to recreate Christie's most famous detective.
6. The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs - This was the first book I ever read on a Kindle and I got it simply because I vaguely remembered reading a historical by Wiggs years before and mildly enjoying it. I LOVED this one!
7. The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster - Another random library find and one I was less than thrilled with. I so loved the concept of living a year trying out Martha Stewart's tips and tricks but this one just fell a little flat for me. I think it was one of those cases where it just wasn't what I wanted and really doesn't have that much to do with the quality of the book itself.
9. French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano - This was in the cookbook section and I was curious about it. Somehow I hadn't heard of it when it came out so I had no idea what it was going to be about (other than the obvious!).
10. Baghdad Without a Map by Tony Horwitz - I actually didn't get this one from the library shelves! Though I might as well have because I found it in the shelves at my Grandmother's house which might as well be a library. I really didn't have a huge interest in reading this one but I liked the cover so I picked it up. I LOVED it and immediately went out and tried to find everything else Horwitz has written - they're all great too though I didn't love Confederates in the Attic.
What books have you picked up on a whim? Do you pick up books on a whim often or are you more of a planner?