Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Mar 01
Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Top Ten Tuesday: Need a Laugh?

Amy Lillard, Becca Whitham, Erica Vetsch, Jen Turano, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kevin Henkes, Kristan Higgins, Lauren Willig, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, Regina Jennings, Top Ten Tuesday 82

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is “books to read when you’re in the mood for ______”. I really enjoy these more open-ended themes because everyone’s posts have a greater chance of being tailored to their own personalities.

Feb 23
Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Top Ten Tuesday: Blind Date with a Book

Carol Ross, Donna Hatch, Graeme Simsion, Katarina Bivald, Kate Morton, Lauren Willig, Lynn Cahoon, Mandy Baggot, Rainbow Rowell, Shannon Hale, Top Ten Tuesday 64

As someone who just plain loves stories and loves the adventure of reading, I do more than occasionally branch out into other categories 😉 But it’s always with a little trepidation at first, mainly because I’m not sure what I’ll encounter along the way. So when I learned of this week’s topic, I couldn’t help but think of my category-adventures as a bit like going on blind dates. Which brought to mind the popular experience that’s been sweeping through coffee shops and bookstores lately. Which led to… this post

Feb 16
Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Top Ten Tuesday: They’re Reading Our Song

Amy Sorrells, Beth K. Vogt, Camille Eide, coming soon, Cynthia Ruchti, Dawn Crandall, Karen Ehman, Lisa T. Bergren, Rachel Hauck, Robin Lee Hatcher, Rosslyn Elliott, Susan May Warren, Top Ten Tuesday 67

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted as always by The Broke and The Bookish) is all about music. There are any number of ways to go about this, but I decided to talk about books that make me think of music. Whether it’s the theme of the book or just its title, these ten eleven books fill my heart (and sometimes my lips) with a song.

Feb 09
Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)

Christian, Dawn Crandall, Donna Hatch, giveaway, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jody Hedlund, Julianne Donaldson, Julie Lessman, Laura Frantz, Mary Connealy, Pepper Basham, romance, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 351

I. Am. SO EXCITED. As soon as I saw that today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was a Valentine’s KissingBooks Day freebie, I knew immediately what my post would be about. Way back in August, I wrote my KissingBooks 101 post and it remains one of my most popular/highest viewed posts. But since then I have discovered some additionally swoon-worthy KissingBooks – or remembered some that I forgot about when I was writing the first lesson. I’ve had several people ask me to do another KissingBooks 101, and I am nothing if not accommodating when it comes to this topic 😉

Feb 02
Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Settings

Deeanne Gist, Erica Vetsch, historical, Jane Austen, Janette Oke, Jocelyn Green, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Karen Witemeyer, Laura Frantz, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laurie Alice Eakes, Lori Benton, Lynn Austin, Margaret Brownley, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Patricia Polacco, Regina Jennings, Rosslyn Elliott, Sarah E. Ladd, Tamera Alexander, Top Ten Tuesday 71

This week’s topic has several possible variations but I’m choosing to talk about my favorite historical settings. You know, those periods of history whose mere mention in a book blurb has your radar engaged and your interest piqued.

Jan 26
Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

Top Ten Tuesday: All-Time Favorites

C.S. Lewis, Corrie Ten Boom, Dee Henderson, fairy tales, J.K. Rowling, Louie Giglio, Lynn Austin, nonfiction, Patricia Polacco, Randy Alcorn, Top Ten Tuesday, Wm Paul Young 90

The books I’m talking about today are those books that I consider eternal favorites. Many are from childhood or adolescence, some I acquired in adulthood, but all are books that have stuck with me and refuse to leave my heart. They are also all books that I reread often.

Jan 19
Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Top Ten Tuesday: Tales from the TBR Tower

Alastair Bonnett, Christian, Dawn Crandall, Hester Browne, Jared C. Wilson, Jessica R. Patch, Kathryn Springer, Lyndsay Faye, Nicole Deese, Sara Ella, Top Ten Tuesday, Tracy Chevalier 101

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme (as always, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) is about those books we recently added to our ever-growing TBR piles. Or, in my case, my TBR island.

Between all the wonderful-sounding new books coming out this year and all the wonderful-sounding new books that came out last year… and all the wonderful-sounding books I discover every Tuesday through the TTT linkup, my TBR pile/tower/island is out. of. control.

Jan 12
Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Top Ten Tuesday: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Amanda Barratt, Amish, Andrea Boeshaar, Christian, contemporary, Denise Hunter, DiAnn Mills, Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, historical, Jennifer Uhlarik, Katherine Reay, Lynette Eason, Mary Ellis, Maureen Lang, Melissa Jagears, Mona Hodgson, mystery/suspense, Renee Yancy, Top Ten Tuesday 46

This week’s edition of “Top Ten Tuesday” (hosted as always by The Broke and the Bookish) is brought to you by those books I meant to read in 2015 but …umm… didn’t.

Yet.

I’m looking at you, 2016.

The Year of the TBR pile.

Jan 05
Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions

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This week, we’re talking about resolutions and thankfully the topic was left open-ended. If it had just been book-exclusive, my post would have looked something like “Read. Read. Read. As usual.” So… this way will hopefully be more meaningful 🙂

Dec 29
Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books January-June 2016 (Historical)

Cindy Anstey, coming soon, Elizabeth Camden, historical, Jen Turano, Jody Hedlund, Karen Witemeyer, Kristy Cambron, Lawana Blackwell, Lori Benton, Melanie Dickerson, Pepper Basham, Rachelle Rea, Sandra Byrd, Sarah E. Ladd, Susan Anne Mason, Top Ten Tuesday 52

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is the books we are most anticipating in the first half of 2016. I started out the list yesterday with my contemporary “can’t waits”. Today I’m going to look at the historical fiction I’m most looking forward to from January to June.

And I’m warning you right now – there’s way more than ten 🙂

Dec 22
Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Top Ten Tuesday: Dear Santa

Christmas, J.K. Rowling, Melanie Dickerson, Susan May Warren, Top Ten Tuesday 91

Welcome to this Christmas week edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about the books we wouldn’t mind seeing under our tree.

Since “all the books” would make for a pretty boring post, I’ve narrowed it down somewhat 😉 Anyone still looking for Christmasy gift ideas for yours truly, feel free to take notes.

Dec 08
Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Top Ten Tuesday: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Becky Wade, Camille Eide, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Jamie Lapeyrolerie, Jennifer Beckstrand, Melissa Jagears, Pam Hillman, The Shoppe, Top Ten Tuesday, Victoria Bylin 140

This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is “New-to-me Favorite Authors I Read for the First Time in 2015”. The great thing about starting a book blog this year is that I have been introduced to books by so many wonderful authors I hadn’t read before now! Narrowing down to 10 this week is difficult, so for brevity’s sake I didn’t include debut authors from 2015 in this list.

Dec 01
Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Debuts I’m Excited to Read

Celeste Fletcher McHale, coming soon, Connilyn Cossette, Dani Pettrey, Jaime Jo Wright, Kara Isaac, Lynette Eason, Mary Connealy, Melanie Dickerson, Melissa Jagears, Rachel McMillan, Top Ten Tuesday 130

This week is all about those first novels by new authors, specifically the ones coming up in 2016 that we just can’t wait to read! I’ve picked some of the debut novels I’m most excited about – and then also some books by established authors who are starting either a new series or a new direction.

Nov 24
Top Ten Tuesday (Plus a Giveaway!): Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Top Ten Tuesday (Plus a Giveaway!): Guess Who’s Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Becky Wade, Carla Laureano, Cynthia Ruchti, Dani Pettrey, Dee Henderson, Denise Hunter, Irene Hannon, J.K. Rowling, Kristan Higgins, Sarah Addison Allen, Top Ten Tuesday 45

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I am dedicating this week’s Top Ten Tuesday to the fictional families I would most like to join for Thanksgiving. So, grab a plate, pile it high with all your favorite foods, and settle in for my dream invite list.

Nov 03
Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Top Ten Tuesday: Take Two

Amy Leigh Simpson, Carla Laureano, Dawn Crandall, Jody Hedlund, Julie Klassen, Kate Breslin, Kristy Cambron, Pepper Basham, Sarah Monzon, Top Ten Tuesday, Varina Denman 44

*Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog linkup hosted by The Broke and the Bookish* I’m excited about today’s theme – those authors whose debut novels have us itching to get our hands on their sophomore release.  One of my favorite things about blogging is introducing people to talented new… Read more »