Top Ten Tuesday: Shelf Awareness

Posted May 2, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, fantasy, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is “The First 10 Books I Randomly Grabbed from My Shelf”. Always good to have a little shelf awareness, right? I knew I couldn’t be random, though – I would overthink it for sure – so I enlisted my husband to grab 2 random books from each of our five bookcases! Thanks for the help, honey!

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Flame in the Night by Heather Munn
Historical Fiction

I haven’t read this one yet but seeing it again, that pop of orange on the color draws me in again so I may have to bump this one up on the TBR list!

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey
Romantic Suspense

5 stars!

“Cold Shot bursts onto the scene with brilliant suspense and compelling characters that make it nearly impossible to put down. If you like romance with your suspense, Griffin and Finley are happy to oblige with some breath-stealing moments that are adorable and full of heat all at the same time.”

Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill

4.5 stars!

I haven’t reviewed this one publicly yet, but I loved it!

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
Romantic Suspense

I have read (and loved) other books in this series, but not this one yet. I’m sadly behind in my Susan May Warren reading.

Oath of the Brotherhood by Carla Laureano

Carla Laureano’s contemporary romances are some of my favorites, but I haven’t read her fantasy series yet. Someday soon!

Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett
Historical Romance

5 stars!

“A passionate (but honorable) romance and danger from varying sources keep the tension high even as the peaceful setting beckons readers to rest in His care. A must-read for historical fiction fans, armchair travelers, outdoorsy and/or artistic readers, and for anyone who considers the mountains their happy place.”

Hidden in Amish Country by Dana R. Lynn
Romantic Suspense

This is another one that is still on my TBR list… if only the world would just stop long enough for me to catch up on all the wonderful books I want to read!

Leading Lady by Lawana Blackwell
Historical Romance

Lawana Blackwell is one of my fave historical romance authors, and I grabbed this at one of our library’s book sales. Haven’t read it yet, though.

The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Colleen Coble
Historical Romantic Suspense

4.5 stars!

I read this one before I had a blog so I have never reviewed it but I remember loving it. Colleen Coble is one of my fave romantic suspense authors, and this is one of her rare historical suspense series.

The Reluctant Courtship by Laurie Alice Eakes
Historical Romance

5 stars!

This is another one that I read before my blog, and it’s the third one in a series. I loved all 3 books but this one was my fave.

What about you? Are you up for some shelf awareness too? What are 10 random books off your shelves? Have you read any of mine?

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21 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Shelf Awareness

  1. Dani’s books are always good. Plus seeing a book by Lawana Blackwell brings memories. I don’t think I read the one you feature but I did read several of hers back in the day. 🙂

  2. Andi

    I will attempt this tomorrow! Surgery pain and blogging don’t work out so well. Lol
    Great list as always!

  3. Love this idea – will copy it someday! 😘 I’ve read The Lightkeeper’s Daughter (lived that series) and Where the Fire Falls (Oh.My.Goodness, it’s so good!! Love this series so much!).

  4. I have most of my books on three tall bookcases in my room, so I closed my eyes stood in the middle and reached for different shelves, LOL! You are the second blog today to feature Tom Threadgill’s series! Those books are on my shelves too! I need to read his Jeremy Winter’s series (the first one is on my TBR cart). Have a great week, Carrie!

  5. Haha! I just picked up two more books for my TBR pile! I just need a free month – a month free to read! There is one I did not buy when I could have because I really didn’t like the cover, and this brought that back to me. Because I usually don’t dismiss books or buy them because of a cover. We all have likes and dislikes, I guess. But I do have those two new-to-me ones!

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