TTT: Books I Bought Because I Read and Loved the ARC

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together!

Hey all, happy Tuesday! I’m super excited for today’s TTT, because this topic is such a fun one: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because… (Fill in the blank. You can do 10 books you bought for the same reason, i.e., pretty cover, recommended by a friend, blurbed by a favorite authors, etc. OR you could do a different reason for each pick.)

I decided to fill in the blank like so: Books I Bought Because I Read and Loved the ARC. I saw Kathy @ Books & Muches do this, and I thought it was a great idea! These are all books I purchased finished copies of after reading and enjoying the ARCs I received. I’m so excited to share all of these great books with you guys, so without further ado, let’s begin!

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  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: This is one of my all-time favorite books, so of course after reading the eARC of it, I had to buy a finished copy! I think I’m about due for a Spin the Dawn reread since Unravel the Dusk is coming out very soon!
  • House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig: This was another great read, and I’m a total sucker for its gorgeous cover! Such a pretty addition to my bookshelf! 😀
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa: I received the eARC for this book, but I’m embarrassed to admit that I never got around to reading it. I eventually purchased it at a book store and ended up really enjoying it!
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers: I loved this book so much! I feel like this one doesn’t get enough love, so definitely go check it out if you haven’t already!
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: Another one of my favorites! I was so ecstatic when I received the ARC for this one, and I was even happier when I ended up loving it! Buying a finished copy was a must!
  • Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small: I received an ARC for this one and was lucky enough to be able to participate in the blog tour! I simply had to show my support and gratitude to the author by purchasing a finished copy.
  • Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power: This book just came out, so go order your copy now! Whoever designed the cover art literally deserves a medal, it’s so frickin pretty!
  • You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen: Another recent release that I absolutely loved!
  • Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith: After reading the ARC, I was pleasantly surprised to receive this book in a Unicorn Crate box!
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian: This was such a fun fantasy read! One of my favorite covers!!!

What about you?

Are there any ARCs that you received and loved so much that you HAD to purchase a finished copy? Let me know in the comments!

Have a fantastic Tuesday!


Octavia ❤


12 thoughts on “TTT: Books I Bought Because I Read and Loved the ARC

  1. journeyintobooks says:

    Great post, I really need to pick up House of Salt and Sorrows as it sounds amazing. Some of the books I picked up because of their ARCs were A Curse So Dark and Lonely as well as the sequel and The Beasts Heart 😀💜

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  2. El says:

    No I’m not much of a rereader but now I’m seriously wishing I had brought some books I read from the library because I have some serious cravings going on for them now but. I. Just. Can’t. Get. Them. 😭

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  3. Jamie @BubblyBooks says:

    Ooh so many great books on this list… I also loved Spin the Dawn! ❤️ and I’m dying to read House of Salt and Sorrows! I really want to buy Angry god by LJ Shen after reading the arc 😉 great post!

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    • Octavia @ Mythical Reads says:

      Spin the Dawn is one of my favorites, I’m glad you loved it too! House of Salt and Sorrows was also a great read. I’ll have to check out Angry God. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

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  4. May @ Forever and Everly says:

    ah i’m not one for purchasing many books, but gopaf, sadie, and spin the dawn are all EXCELLENT choices to buy! and i’m really excited to read burn our bodies down — i enjoyed wilder girls and i think the author’s writing will take her far ❤

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  5. dinipandareads says:

    Great list! I’ve loved the few I’ve read on here (mostly in the top row) but I’m really keen to read Bloodleaf! I’m surprised that I haven’t heard more hype about it because everyone who has talked about it has loved it 😀

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  6. may says:

    omg look at you winning at the arc game!!! i’m so glad you loved ‘spin the dawn’ ‘house of salt and sorrows’ and ‘sadie’ so much. i loved those books and they definitely deserve all the praise. ‘ash princess’ and ‘girls of paper and fire’ are definitely on my priority tbr, i just need to bully myself into actually picking them up lol

    love this post!!

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    • Octavia @ Mythical Reads says:

      I’ve definitely been super lucky when it comes to arcs! You should definitely read Girls of Paper and Fire, I really loved it! I ca’t really remember what happened in Ash Princess LOL but I think it was pretty good haha

      Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤


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