Hello friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is all about the books we would do just about anything to get our hands on before they are released to the general public. Some might slay a lion. Others might fight a dragon. But me? The most courageous thing for ME to do? Brave a chicken.
Y’all. Chickens are scary. They terrify me. I have no idea why. They just do.
Anyway… when I say I’d brave a chicken to read these books early, you know that I’m talking about the uber-upper echelon of the I-do-not-have-this-book-yet level of my TBR galaxy. (Clarification needed there because there are several I’m uber-upper echelon excited about that I already have in my grubby-but-chicken-free, not-so-little paws!)
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The Solace of Water by Elizabeth Byler Younts (June 2018, Thomas Nelson): It has been much too long since I’ve had the pleasure of reading a book from this author & I did a giddy little happy dance when I saw this book pop up in the catalogs! ECSTATIC!
The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck (June 2018, Thomas Nelson): Rachel Hauck. Time slip romance novel. A leading lady in a movie “inspired by family lore and a one-page letter from the colonial ancestor of scriptwriter Jesse Gates”. Enough said. ♥
Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof (July 2018, Thomas Nelson): Joanne Bischof (I could stop there and that would be reason enough). A Norwegian immigrant widow in 19th-century Appalachia. “A haunting tale of struggle and redemption”. Yep. GET IN MY BOOKSHELF 😛
The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright (July 2018, Bethany House): Time slip plus eerie suspense plus that cover plus this – “Two women, separated by a hundred years, must uncover the secrets within the borders of their own town before it’s too late and they lose their future–or their very souls.” AHHHHHH!!! Is it July yet?!? (please say yes)
Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig (July 2018, Bethany House): I am going through a serious TOX withdrawal and I cannot WAIT for more of the intense action and epic story of this Indiana-Jones-meets-Seal-Team adventure series!
Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey (July 2018, Bethany House): I have been waiting for Luke’s story from the very beginning and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS! (please)
Miles From Where We Started by Cynthia Ruchti (October 2018, Gilead): It has been waaaaaaay too long since I’ve had a Cynthia Ruchti book to read. I adore her writing style and the themes she weaves so skillfully into her stories. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this book stat! ♥
Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan (October 2018, Thomas Nelson): Everything about this book appeals to me. C.S. Lewis. The woman he called his whole world. And this: “At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.” I’m flailing, y’all! I need!
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (October 2018, Atria Books): Kate Morton is one of my go-to authors outside of CBA fiction, but the wait between her books is a long one. Anytime I see that she has a new one coming out (every couple of years) I do the dance of joy, buy the book, pet the book, and read it as slowly as I know how, savoring the whole story because soon it will be done and I’ll have to wait another two years. Why would I want to read it early then? I don’t do, but I DO!
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor (October 2018, William Morrow Paperbacks): After falling in love with The Cottingley Secret by this author last year, I am anxious to read whatever she has coming up next. When I saw that cover, I was sold. And then I read the blurb and I was even more sold. CAN. NOT. WAIT. Hurry up, October!
What about you? What’s a book you would brave your biggest fear to read early?