Top Ten Tuesday – The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Today’s Topic: The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

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As if I need to add more titles to the out of control planet that is my TBR list. But I’m nothing if not optimistic. Plus, I can’t resist the lure of a new book. Here are several that are the most recently added. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf”

2019 Book Year in Review

Well, 2019 was a slower year for me as far as reading goes. Compared to last year’s triple digit stats, I only read about 75 books. Due to some life changes I didn’t have as much time to read as I have in the past. But I’m not complaining.

For the first time ever I was part of a book club in 2019. I was only able to attend three times unfortunately. But because of this I read books I might not have otherwise; The Wedding, The Quiet Game, The Getaway Girls. I also participated in an online book club. The book choice was Charlotte Bronte’s Villette, which I didn’t like nearly as well as Jane Eyre. But I did enjoy discussing it with others online. Continue reading “2019 Book Year in Review”

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Books of 2019

Today’s Topic: Favorite Books I Read In 2019

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I’m actually jumping the gun a bit this week as I usually cover my favorite books in my end of the year review. But, these books are good enough to mention twice, so lucky you. Also, I’ve included some books here which I had to brutally cut out of my end of year review.


For my full reviews on some of these titles, please click the title link.
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Top Ten Tuesday – Christmas Bookish Wish List

Today’s Topic: Books I Hope to Find Under My Tree

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One year for Christmas my mom gave me some jewelry. She wanted me to have some nice pieces that I could wear for years. As grateful as I was, I guess something on my face made her ask, “You would have rather received books for Christmas, wouldn’t you?” To which I guiltily answered, “Yes.”

Every year, my Christmas wish list includes a whole lot of books. Sometimes I get around to buying these books for myself, particularly when they go on sale for Kindle. This year, I’ve requested several non-fiction titles in hardback, since those tend to be a bigger investment. Also, since classic film is my other obsession, these non-fiction titles provide the marriage of two of my favorite things. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Christmas Bookish Wish List”

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes

Today’s Topic: Freebie

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This week’s topic is a freebie. In looking for inspiration, I didn’t have to look too hard. Top Ten Tuesday recently had a prompt for Books That Give off Autumn Vibes.

As much as I dislike winter, I decided it shouldn’t get short shrift, just because it’s my least favorite season. So, this week I’m featuring books that give me all the winter vibes. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes”

Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads

Today’s Topic: Holiday Reads

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I love all things Christmas, so you know this book lover also loves a good holiday story. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites novels and novellas that are set during the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s enough to make this girl wanna curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, turn on the twinkle lights on my tree and settle in with tale as warm and cozy as the blanket I sit under. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads”

Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie

Today’s Topic: Thankful Freebie

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Well, I’m taking this week’s topic literally. My list this week is a free-for-all. I am naming all of the books I love and/or books I’m glad I discovered based on the letters in the word thankful. And since we should never limit our thankfulness, I did not pare down my choices, but named them all.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you find much to be thankful for this week. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie”