Last 10 books to cross my path

This week’s Broke and Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is the last ten books to find their way into my hot little hands. Because I have a problem with books, (my name is Laura and I am a bookaholic etc), it’s hard to remember all the books in the order they came into my lives, but below is a rough approximation. (I would have liked number one to be Go Set a Watchman, but I haven’t quite gotten it yet…)

  1. Quicksand by Steve Toltz (paperback) – this one is easy to remember because it came into my life this very morning as a birthday present
  2. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Kindle) – bought, read and loved a couple of weeks ago for book club
  3. Lexicon by Max Barry (paperback) – came as a bundle of three from the library. Have been meaning to read it for ages, so am excited to get to it
  4. Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons (paperback) – gah, what a disgrace. I feel like I was tricked into borrowed – the blurb said nothing about it being the story of Alexander’s (protagonist from Bronze Horseman) parents, but it turned out to be just that. Well…I kinda already knew how it was going to end, so there wasn’t much dramatic tension in it
  5. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks – another gah, but I have to read it for work book club, so I guess I’ll struggle through (I really didn’t enjoy the movie, so I don’t hold out much hope for the book)
  6. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth (paperback) – part of my incredible Lifeline Book Fair Haul
  7. The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee – more book haul goodness
  8. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton – as above
  9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – and more of the above
  10. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – yet more haul

What books have been lucky enough to come into your lives recently?

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  1. How nice that people gift you with books (Happy Birthday!) People tell me they wouldn’t dare buy a book for me because I already have them all. Not quite, but close. Instead I get gift cards to bookstores, which is like free money and I love that I can walk through a bookstore and say, “I’ll take it!”
    And I, too, am waiting for deliver of Watchman…finishing TKAM last night. I read it every year and this year I waited till the day before Scout grows up. I am not expecting greatness. This is a curiosity.
    The To-Be-Read list is looonnnngggg.

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    • I usually like to give people helpful hints for book presents, but then I have to battle against buying those books myself. I love gift cards as well – it’s like a green light to go crazy in the bookstore! 😉

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    • Yeah I’ve heard some pretty mixed reviews about it, so i’m a little nervous. I loved The Secret History, but really didn’t enjoy The Little Friend, so I figure this one could go either way!

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