#TopTenTuesday Books I Bought Because…

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…

Most of the books I buy fall into one of three categories: new books by authors whose previous books I’ve read and enjoyed, books nominated for literary prizes such as The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction or books bought on the strength of reviews by book bloggers I follow. With the exception of Hamnet, all of the books listed below are in my TBR pile so links from the titles will take you to the book description on Goodreads.


Books on the longlist/shortlist for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, either this year or in previous years

Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor

The Offing by Benjamin Myers

The Redeemed by Tim Pears

All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

Books that have received great reviews from book bloggers

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell (such as this review by Linda at Linda’s Book Bag)

The Foundling  by Stacey Halls (such as this review of the audiobook version by Nicki at Secret Library Book Blog)

New books by favourite authors

The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Anna of Kleve: Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir

The Unfortunate Englishman by John Lawton

What prompted you to buy or borrow a book recently?

7 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Books I Bought Because…

    1. The cover of The Foundling was one of the reasons I decided to treat myself to the hardcover rather than ebook version. I’m always attracted by beautiful covers but the book would have to sound as if I’d enjoy it to make me purchase.

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    1. Haha, I wish! In a good year I’d hope to have read some of the longlisted books already. Not so those year as I’ve only read Once Upon A River and it didn’t make the shortlist. Realistically I’ll be lucky if I can manage to read the shortlisted books before the winner is announced mid-June, especially as I don’t yet own copies of some of them! However, I always add all the longlisted books to my To Read shelf on Goodreads and hope I’ll get to the someday 😁 Have you read any of them or are you planning to?

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