This week on The Broke and the Bookish, it’s all about the whimsy. Last minute reads or books picked up on the fly without even so much as a glance at the summary. I’ve certainly read my share of these, but here are some of the memorable mentions:
Browsing the Shelves:
I spent a lot of time at my hometown library as a teenager…I wasn’t really one for the mall since I didn’t have any money to spend, so the it was the library was the next best thing. I would spend hours just browsing the shelves, from fiction to non-fiction, I’d leave no shelf unturned. So there were plenty of covers that caught my eye while passing by.
(Actually, this title happened to be on my class reading list when I found it at the library. Say a stroke of fate, considering it’s still one of my favorites!)
(Eventually I had to buy my own copy, I read it so many times. Hardly suitable content for an 8th grader but I couldn’t get enough of it! I was completely mesmerized by Savannah and its quirky natives.)
The New Shelf:
Every time I go to the library it’s for one thing only: to pick -up the week’s holds. It’s my Thursday afternoon ritual, and I typically have 4 to 6 books to check out…and yet, I can’t seem to leave without a few stowaways from the New Shelf. It’s not my fault, they put it RIGHT NEXT to the hold shelves!
Man, I am such a sucker for book cover art. Looking back on this list, I’m pretty sure it was the cover that drew me to each of these picks – especially All the Birds!
On A Whim:
This novel took several tries before I actually decided to finish it once and for all, on a whim. I’d been browsing Overdrive for what seemed like an hour when I happened upon it. And yes, I finally finished it!
I read this series on a whim when my boyfriend started reading it. He’s not much of a reader, so if a series has him captivated – I have to check it out! I’m glad I didn’t read a summary or any reviews beforehand, because this series has a crazy twist you’ll never see coming. The show is good too, but the books are much, much better.
What books have you read on a whim?