Top Ten Tuesday – Classics I’ve Read and Liked

Today’s Topic: Books Written Before I Was Born (These can be books you’ve read or want to read!)

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Let’s be honest, how many of us read books written before we were born, other than classics? I know I don’t.  And aside from the required reading in high school and university, I hadn’t even read that many classics until recent years.  I’ve written of my prejudice against the classics before, but I am working to change that. Here are a few that I’ve read (mostly recently) and enjoyed. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Classics I’ve Read and Liked”

Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Discovered in 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (If you didn’t read 10 new authors, that’s fine! Just do what you can.)

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As I mentioned in my book wrap-up for last year, I explored more new authors than ever in 2020. In fact, over half of the books I read were by authors who were new to me. And for the most part, I liked them all. Here are just a few. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Discovered in 2020”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t

Today’s Topic: Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To (You could take this opportunity to tell us what’s left on your seasonal TBRs from last year. Or books you were super excited about and then you didn’t get to them.)

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Like most readers, my TBR list is out of control. With each new year and it’s new releases, I add to it with books I’m excited about. But of course, I don’t have enough time to read every new addition despite the best of intentions. So this list falls short of ALL the books I meant to read last year. It only names the top priority books I failed to find time for. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t”

Top Ten Tuesday -Books I’m Most Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2021

Today’s Topic: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021

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As my reading time continues to dwindle thanks to real life commitments and obligations, I have become pickier about what I read. There are many me exciting new releases coming the first half of this year, but I know realistically, I won’t be able to get to all of them. So,  I’ve narrowed it down to my absolute must-reads. And every one of these was chosen because I loved the authors’ previous work(s). Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday -Books I’m Most Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2021”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Hope Santa Brings

Top Ten Tuesday Prompt: Books I Hope Santa Brings

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I originally thought of going rogue with this week’s prompt and choosing another topic. However, I decided to keep it simple, particularly since time is precious as I prepare for my first Christmas hosting family.

Everyone of my birthday and Christmas wish lists have included books. This year is no exception. Here are a few I hope to find under the Christmas tree this year. Many of these have been out for a while. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Hope Santa Brings”

Top Ten Tuesday – Traditional Christmas Covers

Today’s Topic: Holiday/Seasonal Freebie (holiday books/covers/titles, wintry reads, snow on cover, cool color covers, takes place in cold settings, cozy scenes on cover, etc.)

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Full disclosure, ya’ll. When it comes to Christmas, I am a traditionalist. I like the white lights, the red and green, the nostalgic look on artwork, paper and decorations. All you modern, trendy people can keep your flocked trees and those blue and silver color combos. And don’t get me started on pastels for Christmas!

I want Christmas covers  to elicit a Dickensian holiday, the warmth of family, peace and good cheer. Here are a few which meet my criteria in evoking that traditional Christmas feel. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Traditional Christmas Covers”

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Re-Read

Today’s Topic: Books I Want to Read Again

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I’m one of those readers who like to re-visit the stories I love over and over again. Those books become like old friends to me and I have hundreds of them.

So, in order to shorten this list to a manageable size, I’ve chosen to list newer releases that I’ve only read once so far, but would love to read again. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Books I Want to Re-Read”