Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday Fives - Five Books I Picked Up on a Whim This Year

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  Michelle over at Because Reading is Better Than Real Life   used to do a Five on Fridays that I always enjoyed and I've seen a few other variations on the theme.  As well I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd give start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  This is a bookish list about books I've picked up on a whim.  Most of these have been on my shelf or on a library list for years but for some reason - not connected with publishing date - I decided now was the time to read them.

1.  Dark Witch by Nora Roberts - I didn't really love this one when I first read it but I picked up on a whim in a sale on Audible and then decided to listen to it kind of on a whim and really enjoyed it.

2.  The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth - Sometimes you're just in the mood to read something by a favorite author and this one in particular called to me.

3.  The Distant Hours by Kate Morton - I knew I was going to read this one at some point but had no plans to get to it anytime soon until I read the blurb.  I went straight to Amazon and ordered it right away.

4.  Slay in Character by Lynn Cahoon - I was flipping through my review books and this one jumped out at me and demanded to be read.

5.  The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart - This was one of the first books I listened to after I got the Romance Package (or whatever they're calling it now) and for some reason this one jumped out at me.


  1. All of these are new to me so I'll be checking to see what they are about.

  2. I love that you pick books up at a whim - of boy - getting books is so good. I am not sure I am a whim buyer, but well maybe I am, I can think of a few on my shelf I bought knowing very little about them. I think Dark Witch is the only one I've read on this list.

  3. Ooh The Girl in the Cellar sounds kinda ominous! And Lynn Cahoon's books always look good. :)

  4. I love Kate Morton. I can't remember how I first heard about her, but as soon as I read my first by her I was hooked and immediately read her backlist. She's SO good!

  5. Maybe Dark Witch can be my Nora Roberts read. I can read it during October. 👍✨