Top Ten Tuesday: Changes in my reading life

If you’re new to my blog,  welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about.  This week’s topic is about how our reading habits have changed, so here is a list of books I would not normally have read.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Time travel in a cafe in Tokyo

Ayesha at Last: A retelling — of Pride and Prejudice I can get behind. Throw a couple of million at this please, Hollywood

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters: I enjoyed the author’s Erotic stories for Punjabi Widows, so much more than I thought I would so I was determined to give this a go and I loved it!

Red, White and Royal Blue: a straight up romance and coming of age that was just lovely. And also happened to be between the US President’s son and the Prince of Wales.

I Can’t Remember the Title but the cover is blue: tales of a very patient bookseller!

The Good Son: Is a restrained exploration of evil. Totally and utterly ruthless and compelling

Dear Mrs Bird: is a comedy of manners and a romance and just completely enjoyable!

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder: is the story of a young boy, trying to make sense of a murder.

The Flatshare: a deceptive blurb hides the depth that this book explores in Tiffy recognising the emotional abuse she’s going through, and realising just how an unlikely romance might be in the place she wasn’t expecting.

That’s it from me! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s on your TTT this week!


  • You know, when I read The Flatshare I expected a light rom-com and was surprised at how deep it really was. It’s probably going to make it on my top ten favorites of this year which is surprising as well. Arrrggghh!!! I still need to read The Good Son!

    • Verushka says:

      Exactly — and that’s why I just fell in love with it so much. Ahhh *high fives* Barb, it’s on my Top reads of this year too! The Good Son is also going to be on my Top 10 list too.

  • Lily says:

    My reading tastes def changed over time. I used to blog only about romance, but had finally branched out into other things and I’m happy with that.

    • Verushka says:

      I think that’s such a great part of being a blogger — if I hadn’t been exposed to so many bloggers enjoying different books, I never would have been brave enough to step outside my comfort zone.

  • Sam@wlabb says:

    You had three books on there, that I loved. They were very much in my wheelhouse though, since I adore romance novels. It’s good you went outside your norm and found success.

  • Angela says:

    Dear Mrs. Bird was so charming! I also want to read Red, White & Royal Blue, even though it’s a little outside my comfort zone!

    • Verushka says:

      Dear Mrs Bird was such a surprise and yes, so totally charming! You should totally read Red White and Royal Blue — it’s such a gorgeous read, with two characters that are easy to adore. And sometimes, you just need that.

  • I like when I pick up something slightly out of my wheelhouse and discover something awesome.

    • Verushka says:

      YESSSS, and now I pick up more different ones, and am open to enjoying them, or seeing what they’re like. It brought home just how much I do like my routines.

  • I’ve gotten much braver about choosing books I wouldn’t normally choose as well. Your list reminds me that I still need to read Dear Mrs. Bird. I picked up a copy after reading your lovely review for it but haven’t read it yet.

  • Haha I didn’t realize I Can’t Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue is an actual book! I bet sometimes people come in and ask for it on accident?

    Can I help you find a book?

    Yes… I Can’t Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue.

    Oh! I know that book!

  • I really want to read The Good Son and The Flatshare. I’m definitely way more of a fan of mysteries/thrillers these days than I used to be.


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