Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Got

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

Unfortunately, this will not include Go Set a Watchman because I haven’t run out to the store to buy it yet. I kinda sorta want to wait and see how people are feeling about it? Maybe? I don’t know. Anyways, this week’s topic is Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession.

1. Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet – I’m listing this first because I also happen to be reading it right now. I’m 60-ish pages in and it’s a HOOT. I heard it talked about on Book Riot and so when it was on sale at Barnes and Noble last week, I grabbed it.

2. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older – This was my actual purpose in going to Barnes and Noble last week. I had to go to the one furthest away from me, but it was worth it. Plus we went to The Cheesecake Factory after book shopping, so it was all good. I actually finished this over the weekend already.

3. The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma – Alright, it’s actually starting to be somewhat of a concern how often I act on Book Riot’s recommendations. I think I heard about this on the All The Books podcast, and my library had it, so…

4. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – I’ve been listening to this on Scribd, and I also got the paper copy out from the library because I wanted to be able to see the pictures and charts.

5. Last Night by James Salter – This is a collection of short stories by James Salter, who passed away recently. I’ve never read any of him before, but I picked this up at the library cause I figured it’d be good #24in48 readathon material. I’ve read a couple of the stories so far, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m not a huge short story fan.

6. All That Is by James Salter – Because this was right next to Last Night on the shelf, and I believe it’s his newest book. And YES, I admit it… I heard them talking about Salter on the Book Riot podcast. GEEZ.

7. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski – I’ve heard the whole damn internet talking about this book and how awesome it is for focusing so hard on female sexuality. Not sure why I was surprised it was shelved in the “Love and Sex” section at Barnes and Noble.

8. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson – I bought this on my Kindle because I’d been wanting to read it for ages and it seemed like a good summer read. And it was.

9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker – Also purchased on my Kindle because it was only $0.09 for some reason. NINE CENTS. I have a paper copy, but it seemed silly not to splurge 9 pennies on the e-book. (OMG I just looked and it’s still on sale go get it! NINE CENTS!)

10. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid – I have never read this! And I saw it while I was browsing around the library, so I grabbed it.

Sooo there we have it! I made it a point not to list anything from Scribd, since that seems like cheating. ALL the books are in my possession! *cue evil laugh*

Alright, so what are the books that recently made their way into your hands?




  1. You have a great book haul here. Mermaids in Paradise and All That Is look really good. Not sure how I missed those. I remember buying and reading The Color Purple when it first released ages ago. I’ll never forget every chapter began with “Dear God,” and went on to tell such an amazing story of courage. Have a great time reading!


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