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
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?