Top Ten Tuesday: Some Books on My Wish List

Posted June 10, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, clean, nonfiction, Top Ten Tuesday / 22 Comments

Some Books on my Wish List top ten tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is all about letting others know our bookish wishes and granting wishes for other bloggers, too. In general, when I ask for books as part of a gift list (like for my birthday or Christmas), I go with nonfiction – which may seem odd to some of you who know I rarely review that genre. But that’s exactly why lol. I have so many fiction books that I don’t always remember what I own in ebook vs. print or not at all (I really need to keep track better) but I know that a nonfiction read is safe as far as avoiding duplicates. I do not expect anyone to buy me a book from this list – so do NOT feel obligated – but in the spirit of playing along with the point of today’s topic I’m including a link to my wish list and I’ll be bouncing around the link-up to grant a couple for others too.

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30 Poems to Memorize (Before It’s Too Late)
compiled by David Kern

Why I want it: I’ve always enjoyed poetry and I actually purchased this for myself a couple of years ago… but then my husband stole it for himself haha. So I need my own copy again.

Crowned with Glory by Jasmine L. Holmes
How Proclaiming the Truth of Black Dignity Has Shaped American History

Why I want it: I always want to make sure that I am intentionally learning from people whose culture and experience are different than mine, and I love that this book includes collected writings from familiar and lesser-known men & women who have pursued justice & liberty for Black Americans.

Georgia by Captivating History
A Captivating Guide to the History of the Peach State and the Cherokees

Why I want it: I didn’t grow up in Georgia but my ancestral roots are here so I’d really like to learn more about its history. (In fact I’m pretty sure my great-great grandfather almost single-handedly populated Waycross and Ware County, Georgia with his 20-some kids LOL!)

Looking Up by Courtney Ellis
A Birder’s Guide to Hope Through Grief

Why I want it: Despite my bird phobia, I have found great comfort and joy watching the birds at the feeders we installed, especially since my dad’s death in 2021 and then my father-in-law’s death in 2022, so I’d really like to see what insight this author have about birding & grief.

Mastering Leptin by Byron J. Richards, CCN
Your Guide to Permanent Weight Loss and Optimum Health

Why I want it: This is a recommendation from my Lyme doctor since my blood work shows that I am Leptin-resistant. I’m still learning about this hormone and how it affects my body’s perception of my weight and my metabolism so I’d like to have this on hand as a resource.

Organizing for the Rest of Us by Dana K. White
100 Realistic Strategies to Keep Any House Under Control

Why I want it: Honestly, I would rather read and/or talk about reading than organize or clean my house. So if I can find some simple and practical tips to let me spend more time on reading than organizing, I’m all for it!

Reading for the Love of God by Jessica Hooten Wilson
How to Read as a Spiritual Practice

Why I want it: I heard a podcast with this author and was so impressed with her approach to reading and its spiritual benefits. Plus, I always want to be growing in my faith and fiction does help me to do that… but if there are better ways to harness my reading hours to deepen my faith further, I definitely want to know about them!

Steeped in Stories by Mitali Perkins
Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls

Why I want it: I almost majored in children’s literature instead of elementary education (and in hindsight totally should have lol), and I’m very intrigued by this book which explores ‘seven timeless children’s novels for adults living in uncertain times’.

Taken at Birth by Jane Blasio
Stolen Babies, Hidden Lies, and My Journey to Finding Home

Why I want it: I’ve heard of similar adoption scandals but this one takes place here in North Georgia and I’m very curious to learn more!

The Ultimate Reading Challenge
Complete a Goal, Open an Envelope, and Reveal Your Bookish Prize!

Why I want it: Did someone say bookish prizes? Just for reading a book? Yes please! (I feel like I don’t really need to say anything more about this one. Y’all get it.)

What about you? Which of the books on my wish list would you most like to read too? What are some books on your wish list? Leave me a link to your Amazon wish list and I’ll randomly pick a couple to grant something!

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22 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Some Books on My Wish List

  1. I rarely read fiction nowadays but even before that, reading non-fiction was rarer still. I can probably count on one hand the non-fiction books I read through the years. Still I do RELATE about the whole duplicate problem. 😉

  2. Carolyn P

    I’ve looked at that reading challenge on too.
    I often purchase fiction and non-fiction for others, this is some I just recently ordered that I really like (see link below). Has some reading challenge journals and word search, plus I purchased some of the planners for family for Christmas. I usually ask for an Amazon voucher then I can pick my own books :).

  3. I love your list (and added some of yours to my list). Organizing for the Rest of Us prompted me to download The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, which I’ve been meaning to get to! I’m actually fairly organized, and as the years fly by I’m passing on family heirlooms. However, it’s tricky to know what to do with those heirlooms (antiques) that younger generations don’t want. What do I keep? Will family want some antiques later?

  4. Oh, I like the idea of the birding book. Birding was one of my COVID hobbies, heheh. The book on poem memorization also appeals to me because I’ve memorized a few and am trying to memorize Barefoot Boy with Cheek of Tan right now. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. I love reading nonfiction! I am always in a fiction AND nonfiction book (plus an audiobook ;)). I also have The Ultimate Reading Challenge on my wishlist, LOL! I have read one of Courtney Ellis’ books and really enjoyed it, but have not read this one yet. Have a great week!

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