Top Ten Tuesday – My Most-Read Authors

Today’s Topic: Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By

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This certainly is an interesting choice for this week’s topic. It could be assumed that most read author would also mean favorite author. However, this is not necessarily the case.

There are authors whose book count is high for me, but my reading tastes have since changed and I no longer care for their writing style or subject. Then there are authors who I adore, but who don’t release new titles as frequently as others, so obviously aren’t on this list.

In any case, it was interesting researching my reading history. I was surprised by some of these numbers!

I have chosen my favorite of each author’s books to feature as a visual.
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Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

Today’s Topic: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

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Oh sure, let’s just add a few more books to my ever expanding TBR pile. Call me a glutton for punishment. I know I’ll never get to them all, but I’m super excited about these particular titles. I guess I’ll just have to owe an apology to all the other books that just got pushed down my list.

Oh and it did not escape my own notice that the main criteria for my choices is that I love and trust the authors who have written them. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020”

Top Ten Tuesday – Forgotten Books on my TBR

Today’s Topic: Books I’ve Added to my TBR and Forgotten Why

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When your TBR list is almost as big as your actual bookshelf, it’s fairly easy to forget why some of the titles were originally added. In fact, I discovered that I didn’t even remember adding some of these books to my TBR at all.

Most likely, I chose these books because the cover grabbed me or because I read positive reviews about them. But who is to say for sure? Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Forgotten Books on my TBR”

Book Review – Lovely War by Julie Berry

SUMMARY

Lovely War is three romances in one. It is WWI in England  and it is love at first sight for James and Hazel. But after a brief few days together, James is unexpectedly called to the front, leaving both of them to wonder if what they felt was love.

Then there is the more complicated relationship that develops between Colette, the sole survivor of her family and Aubrey, a talented jazz musician. These two meet in the midst of a France at war, but tragedy and racial tensions tear them apart.

Of subtler romantic origins is the narration of these two love stories. The Greek gods have gathered for a trial. Hephaestus has caught his wife Aphrodite together with Ares. When Aphrodite begs to plead her case she calls on Hades and Apollo as witnesses. As they give their testimony, the value of Aphrodite’s work as the goddess of love begins to emerge. But what does all that have to do with Aphrodite’s guilt or innocence and what will her husband decide? This is the third tale, one of a marriage on shaky foundations. Continue reading “Book Review – Lovely War by Julie Berry”

Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Follow on Social Media

Today’s Topic: Characters I’d Follow On Social Media

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Following people on social media is a bit like window-peeping. It gives you brief glances at the lives of others, so that you feel like you know them a little bit, without actually giving the full picture. Call me a Peeping Tom, but as someone who is always curious about people, I can’t help but find it rather entertaining. Here are a few book characters whose social media feeds would keep me intrigued. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d Follow on Social Media”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books that Gave Me a Hangover

Today’s Topic: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover

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Originally, I didn’t think I had ever experienced a book hangover. But when I began looking at my book list, I realized that there were many books that left me emotionally bereft in more ways than one when I had finished them.

When a story gives me all the feels that stick with me long after I’ve read it, that is what I know I have a book hangover. And I wouldn’t have figured that out without this week’s prompt.

This week I’ve divided my entries into single titles and series. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books that Gave Me a Hangover”

Top Ten Tuesday – Memorable Fictional Meet Cutes

Today’s Topic: Love Freebie

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I originally had a hard time settling on a topic for this week’s freebie. But then, a flash of genius! I realized that as much as I love a good meet cute on film (a topic I’ve written about a couple of times) I also enjoy them in fiction. So today, I’m sharing some of the more memorable and interesting meet cutes I’ve run across in my reading adventures. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Memorable Fictional Meet Cutes”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

Today’s Topic: Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads

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I realized when I was making this week’s list that there is a common thread among my choices. Every single title was chosen because I know and trust the author having been impressed with their previous releases.  It is each author’s skill to pen an engrossing, addicting tale that leads me to believe every one of these will be five star reads.

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