Happy Tuesday! Last week we looked at new fave authors who were new to me in 2019. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is about the latest additions to my bookshelf. Ignoring my kindle (because… one-click habit), I thought I’d share some of the most recent print books I’ve added to my collection.
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Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
by Jane Mount
I asked for & received this book from my parents for Christmas, and let me just say that it was SO MUCH BETTER than I expected it to be. It’s a book that’s delightfully all about books and bookstores and libraries and authors and bookish pets & people. And gorgeous book stacks from illustrator Jane Mount. I still haven’t mined all the gold there is to unearth in this book, no matter how many times I’ve looked through it since receiving it.
Protecting Tanner Hollow
by Lynette Eason
Buying this collection of romantic suspense novellas by Lynette Eason was a must for several reasons. First, because it’s written by Lynette Eason. (I really could just stop there.) Second, because my mom loves her books too and this way we can share 🙂 And third, because I’ve been waiting for Derek St. John’s story since book 1 of the Blue Justice series.
by Johnnie Alexander, Amanda Barratt,
Lauralee Bliss, Rita Gerlach
Along with the combination of enjoying what each of these authors write and the time period in which these novellas are set, there’s an additional reason I’m so excited to find time to read this book. Johnnie Alexander’s novella in the collection is set in Oak Ridge, Tennessee – the ‘secret city’ created to play a pivotal role in The Manhattan Project AND where my paternal grandparents met, married, and raised their family … including my dad! In fact, Dad and I got the delightful privilege of chatting with Johnnie Alexander about Oak Ridge during and after WW2, the work my grandparents did there during the war & what it was like for my dad growing up there.
A Girl’s Guide to the Outback
by Jessica Kate
First, that cover!!! Second, it sounds hilarious – any book with a tagline that in part says it proves God has a sense of humor has my attention already. Third, the author is the fabulous Jessica Kate, a self-proclaimed Story Nerd. Speaking of… have you heard that StoryNerds (Jessica’s fun podcast with author Hannah Davis) is now the official podcast of Reading Is My SuperPower? New episodes arrive in February so make sure you’re following on Facebook and wherever you listen to podcasts (like PodBean or iTunes!) – you can catch up on episodes you might have missed while you wait for the new ones!
You should also check out Love and Other Mistakes!
Love You, Truly
by Susan L. Tuttle
I have heard such good things about this author’s books, so I can’t wait to dive in & catch up! With so many 4 and 5 star reviews on Goodreads & Amazon, it looks like it will certainly live up to the hype. And while I’m not a fan of watching dating reality shows, I do love reading them on the pages of romance novels. This one promises to be sweet & swoony with some emotional layers that will hit you right in the heart, based on reading reviews by people I trust. Plus, I adore Susan Tuttle as a person – an added bonus!
I also got the following books from publishers for review & I’m super excited to read them!
When I Close My Eyes
by Elizabeth Musser
The Gray Chamber
by Grace Hitchcock
by Rachel Dylan
The Dating Charade
by Melissa Ferguson
When God Made the World
by Matthew Paul Turner
What about you? Which of the latest additions to my bookshelf are you most interested in? What are some books you’ve recently added to your bookshelf?