Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'd Buy If Someone Handed Me a Gift Card

Today's topic from The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Books I'd Buy if Someone Handed Me a Gift Card.  I am famous for completely locking up in bookstores.  I want to own all the books but at the same time I know I have so many books waiting for me at home to read and then there's all the books at the library and do I really need to spend money on books when I have so many and round and round and round.  But since this is imaginary I'm thinking I can do this without the urge to curl up into a ball!

1.  The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware - I loved In a Dark Dark Wood and Ware's 2nd book has a premise that I can't resist plus I've heard a few Agatha Christie references that make this one even more tempting.  Can't wait!

2.  The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig - I read The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig awhile ago and loved it.  Karen White and Beatriz Williams are authors I've really been wanting to try and I love the blurb for this story!

3.  The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson - I've been listening to stories about old crimes on podcasts lately and enjoying them but there's nothing creepier than the story of H.H. Holmes.  Plus, I've been wanting to try Larson's books for awhile.

4.  Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey - This is another book selection inspired by a podcast - in this case All the Books!.  Liberty Hardy from BookRiot had this book as one she was looking forward too and it sounds amazing!  I love a good ghost story.  It doesn't come out until October so I'd have to pre-order it but I think I can handle that.

5.  Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright - Enright is one of my favorite children's book authors and Thimble Summer is the only one I don't own and haven't read.

6.  Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi - I love Top Chef and I adore Padma.  Padma has had a fascinating life and I really want to know more about her.

7.  The Lake House by Kate Morton - I read and loved a Kate Morton book years ago and really did mean to read more but somehow just never did.  This one in particular has been calling me lately.  I can't resist and abandoned house and a decades old mystery!

8.  The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - This one has been calling my name lately!  I love the cover, the fact that it has the word library in the title, and the whole blurb.  I'm really looking forward to this one!

9.  Something About You by Julie James - Quinn over at Quinn's Book Nook has had me just dying to jump into this series that combines FBI agents and US Attornies.  I can't wait to get started!

10. Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons by Christie Purifoy - I heard an interview with Christie Purifoy on a podcast called The Simple Show and I was instantly intrigued by this book about her family's first year settling into an old farm house and everything that required.  It sounded really interesting and it's definitely a book I'd like to read!

What would you buy if someone handed you a gift card?

26 comments:

  1. Th Woman in Cabin 10 for sure. I am waiting for the audio to get to my library!! The Lake House has been on my TBR forever so I would love to snatch that up too. Great list!

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  2. I love the Julie James books, I think I've read all but one of the earlier ones. I binged them all at once this winter. (Spring? Fall? I have no idea.)

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  3. Definitely The Woman in Cabin 10... lots of other good choices, too. I'd love to go out and buy ten new books!

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  4. I love Kate Morton. Her newest is the only one I haven't got to yet, but I am excited about it!

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  5. I have the same reaction when it comes to buying books, Katherine. LOL That's why I don't spend my gift cards right away. I love your list. Some of these I have copies of on my shelf but haven't yet read them.

    On a side note, have you read Eli Brown's Cinnamon and Gunpowder? I don't know if it's something you'd like, but it's one that is on my wish list that didn't make it on my post today.

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  6. I'm reading the Woman in Cabin 10 right now and am loving it. I hope you like it :) Great List!

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  7. I confess I haven't heard of most of the books you've listed but I can tell it is a very carefully selection. i hope you get them all. My list is much more silly because I went for expensive books.

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  8. The only one I own is The Devil in the White City, which of course I haven't read yet.

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  9. The only one I own is The Devil in the White City, which of course I haven't read yet.

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  10. I have a really hard to spending lots of money on books, too. I mean, if I had a specific book in mind, I will go get it, if I can't get it from the library. I couldn't even come up with 10!

    But YAY! for Something About You! You know how much I love that series.

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  11. I'm really hoping to try The Devil in the White City soon. :)

    Check out my TTT and my leg of the Launch Day Blitz + Giveaway of United by Melissa Landers.

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  12. Obviously I'm partial to The Woman in Cabin 10 and The Invisible Library since I recently read both, but yes. Those would be so nice to own. I got them in ebook form but would kinda like to have them both on the shelf. I especially love that cover of Cabin 10- it just seems so claustrophobic and suspenseful with the rain and rough seas. :)

    Fun list!

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  13. Oh buy The Lake House, it's fab! And if you could squeeze in The Forgotten Garden by Kate also, you should as it's like The Secret Garden for adults.
    I can't wait to read The Woman in Cabin 10 soon. Nice list, lots of great reading there!

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  14. I checked The Lake Hiuse out of our library via an Ebook loan. Saves money!
    If I had a gift card I would buy a Curtis Stone cookbook so I could stop checking it out of the library. And Tana French's new novel The Trespasser.

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  15. CW Gortner's book on Marlena Deitrich, a used copy of Anne Rice's Prince Lestat, and Roots and Sky

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  16. I enjoyed the Julie James series, read The Forgotten Room from the library and have The Lake House - bought it and to my shame have not read it yet!

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  17. You went for variety, I think. I say yes to Devil and Thimble Summer.

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  18. Yes, you need the Woman in Cabin 10. I am very impressed with this author.

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  19. The Enright book looks wonderful. I haven't heard of that author before. I am going to check it out on Goodreads. I want The Invisible Library, too!

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  20. The Enright book looks wonderful. I haven't heard of that author before. I am going to check it out on Goodreads. I want The Invisible Library, too!

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  21. I love Enright too and Thimble Summer is the only one of her books that I came to as an adult. Here's my remarks:
    http://www.exurbanis.com/archives/8503#thimble

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  22. I want them all.... We really do share a very similar reading taste. I have The devil in the white city, but I haven't read it yet. My bad, I know. The woman in cabin 10!!!!! I've just bought some e-books and forgot about that one.... NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Here's my splurge: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/08/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-ive-bought.html

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  23. I really like the Julia James books!

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  24. Buy all the books! lol I'd probably go for the Roni Loren ones I don't have yet. I still need to try Julie James. Hers always look so good!

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  25. I really enjoyed The Lake House! My TTT

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  26. Ack - I do the same thing in bookstores! And I know if I do spend money, I can really only justify one book and then I just cannot decide on which book that will be - I often walk out without anything because of decision paralysis!

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