Top Ten Tuesday: Covers That Caught My Eye

Top Ten Tuesday is an original and weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish

Topic:  Cover Freebie – Covers That Caught My Eye

I actually couldn’t decide what topic to do for this week. I tossed up about colours, prettiest, animals on the covers. In the end, I decide to do the covers that made me pick up the book. Not because I liked the author already, not because it was recommended to me, but I saw these covers and it made me pick up the book and read the blurb and subsequently, the book.

1. The Weight of A Human Height by Ryan O’Neill

2. The Library of Shadows by Mikkel Birkegaard

3. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

4. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

5. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron

6. The Shadow Thief by Alexandra Adornetto

7. The Memory Book by Lara Avery

8. The Books of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle

9. Scarred Lions by Fane Viljoen

10. Yellow by Megan Jacobson


Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Want To Read A Book

Top Ten Tuesday is an original and weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish

Topic:  Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book

There aren’t many things that make me instantly want to read a book, but there are enough things that have me grabbing for my wallet or a library card.

1. Has a quote from an author I love on it

I discovered that I will buy anything that has a quote from Melina Marchetta on it. Or if John Marsden mentions a book/author I will read them.

2.  If it’s by an author I love

On that same note, if an author I love has a new book out, I am hunting down a copy as soon as possible.

3. Is a fairytale retelling

I am a sucker for fairytale retellings, whether it is Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Princess and the Pea. All of them are divine.

4. Is a Shakespeare retelling

These are rarer in terms of what I have actually read, but I have a long TBR list of Shakespeare retellings I plan to get to one day.

5. If there is a movie coming out

I am a big fan of reading the book before the movie. So much so I only just got around to reading The Hunger Games which meant I could finally watch the movies. Books always come first.

Top Ten Tuesday: Read In One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is an original and weekly meme created by The Broke And The Bookish

Topic:  Read In One Sitting

The following ten books (in no particular order) are books that I finished in one sitting, either because they were impossible to put down, or so captivating and intriguing that I just had to finish the story and find out what happens. I’ve included my reviews so you can read them and realise why they were so captivating.


The Guy, The Girl, The Artist and His Ex by Gabrielle Williams

Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The Golden Child by Wendy James – Review

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson – Review

The Weight of a Human Heart by Ryan O’Neill – Review

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis – Review

Looking For Alaska by John Green – Review

Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford – Review