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Top 10 Tuesday — Winter TBR

18 Dec

The weather outside has been frightful so far this winter — rainy and cold — so it’s a good thing I have a lot of good books on my Winter TBR List! What about you? What are you planning on reading during the long, dark days of winter? Check out That Artsy Reader Girl for lots of great suggestions.

 

Top 10 Books on My Winter TBR List!

 

Breach of Trust by Rachel Dylan

Brunch at The Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano

Code of Valor by Lynette Eason

 

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

Emergency Case by Richard Mabry, M.D.

How The Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim

The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall

 

Searching for You by Jody Hedlund

Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble

We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartles

 

What are you reading this winter?

Top 10 Tuesday — December Bookish Bingo

11 Dec

I just found bookish.com! How did I miss this site? For all book nerds, this is the site to bookmark. (See what I did there!) Anyway, their Holiday Calendar is the perfect Advent Calendar for all your bookish needs. I especially loved their December Book Bingo, so I decided to incorporate it into my Top 10 Tuesday list. To get you started, I have included some recommendations that will fill those squares. While the books don’t have to be specifically Christmas-y, that’s what I shared. Enjoy!

Find out what other fun things bloggers are sharing today in the Freebie Top Ten Tuesday by visiting That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

 

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Top Books for December Book Bingo!

There’s Mistletoe — Magnolia Mistletoe by Lindsey Brackett

Red or Green Cover — Jane and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron

Characters Are Snowed In — 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michele Griep

Set During A Winter Holiday — Christmas by The Sea by Melody Carlson

Characters Sing — The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere

Less Than 200 Pages — The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

Bookish Book Club Pick — The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Snow on The Cover — A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

 

Bingo!

 

Top 10 Tuesday: Gifts for Your Beloved Bookworm

13 Nov

Christmas will be here before you know it. If you’ve been in any store recently, you know it’s true. And with the holidays comes gift-giving. Admit it, some people are hard to buy for and that includes the bookworms on your list. What do you get someone who already has 10 – 20,000 books in their TBR pile? And while more books may be the correct answer, it is often next to impossible to choose the perfect title. I am making it easier for you with my Top 10 Tuesday Buying Guide! Hopefully my list will inspire you and earn you points with your bookish friends and family.

For more books and bookish stuff to buy, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

 

Top Bookish Buying Guide

Gift Cards

I know this seems like an uninspiring gift, but really it is a book lover’s dream — FREE  money to buy those books that they really want, but haven’t justified buying yet. An Amazon gift card is always appreciated, but don’t forget your local bookstore. Share the love with those brick and mortar, independent booksellers!

Bookish Miscellany 

While you are visiting the local bookstore to purchase that gift card, be sure to peruse the small and relatively inexpensive items to include with your gift. Bookmarks, pens, notepads, etc. are all fun additions and add a personal touch to your gift.

If you want to be a bit more creative in your shopping, here are some bookish gifts that I just LOVE!

Book Mugs from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild. One of my favorite mugs to sip from while reading is my Jane Austin mug with all the wonderful quotes from her classic books.

Literary Candles from UncommonGoods. These candles help to create the perfect atmosphere for book reading.

Classic T-Shirts and Tote Bags from Literary Book Gifts. Be sure to use the discount code BTB20 for 20% off!

Book Box from JustRead. A fun book box that doesn’t require a subscription. The boxes include tons of bookish goodness and books! Currently, there are two to choose from.

HopeByTheBook Magazine. The perfect magazine for your bookworm, the magazine is filled with lifestyle articles, author interviews, reviews, and recommendations. You can buy a single issue or subscribe for 4-editions/year.

 

I hope you were inspired by my list. 

Happy shopping!

 

Top 10 Tuesday — Bookish Bookshops

16 Oct

Ok, I know that the title of my Top Ten Tuesday post is a bit redundant, but I have a reason for this somewhat silly title. Today, bloggers are supposed to share the bookstores and/or libraries they would love to visit. A very bookish bucket list. 😉 There are a number of real life bookstores that I would absolutely love to visit. Powell’s in Portland comes to mind. But those destinations will have to wait. So I thought I would share the bookstores I have already visited, however fictionally. Yes, my list consists of bookstores that reside in books, hence bookish bookshops. Some of the books are cozies in which bookstore owners double as mystery solvers, while others share stories beyond the covers of books and walls of stores.  Have you visited any on my list? I’d love to know what you thought.

Be sure to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to find out just where other bloggers want to visit.

 

Top Bookish Bookstores

 

Bay Books — Camino Island by John Grisham

The Book Depot — Strangled Prose by Joan Hess

Charming Books — Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower

Death on Demand Bookstore — Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart

Island Books — The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Magic Balloon Bookshop — Hidden Among The Stars by Melanie Dobson

Oak Tree Bookstore — The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

 

What bookish location do you want to visit?

 

Top 10 Tuesday — Missing Out

25 Sep

Because the number of books on my shelf, Kindle, and wish lists don’t equal the amount of free time I have to read, i have *gasp* unread books by favorite authors. Those are the books that whisper the loudest read me as I pass their resting place. Many of the books have been waiting many years; others are more recent additions. Some, when read, will put a finished check mark next to a series. I have every intention of reading them all!  That Artsy Reader Girl wants us to fess up this week and share those deserving titles. Have you read any of the books on my list? Tell me which one I should read next.

Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl for other bloggers’ true confessions.

 

Top 10 Unread Books by Favorite Authors

 

Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson

The Haven by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Journey by Angela Hunt

Luther And Katharina by Jody Hedlund

The Mark of The King by Jocelyn Green

Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert

A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

Mine Is The Night by Liz Curtis Higgs

Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

Stones of My Accusers by Tracy Groot

 

What books by favorite authors do you need to read?

 

 

Top 10 Tuesday — Book Site Love

14 Aug

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is Favorite Book Blogs/Websites. If you look at my sidebar, you’ll find a bunch of blogs and resources that I just love. I could go on and on and on . . . but you need to be able to move along to other bloggers’ posts so I will limit my links to 3 categories: 5 Must Read Blogs, 5 New-To-Me Blogs, and 5 Bookish Odds and Ends. I hope you find some fun sites to explore. Make sure to head over to That Artsy Reader Girl for more.

 

5 Must Read Book Blogs

These are the blogs that I head to first for the latest news, author interviews, book reviews, and absolutely fun bookish stuff.

The Green Mockingbird — Courtney and I judged for an award program years ago. She is a lot bit younger than me which gives her a perspective I appreciate.

Iola Goulton — Iola is a New Zealand-based blogger. I love her honest reviews and Bookish Question posts.

Power of Words — Carole is a fellow Georgian. We share a lot of the same likes when it comes to books. I love her reviews of cozies.

Reading Is My Superpower — Carrie is truly a superhero when it comes to books. Check out her interviews and insightful reviews.

Relz Reviewz — Rel hails from Australia and has her finger on the pulse of Christian Fiction. Her character spotlights are the best.

 

5 New-To-Me Blogs

Although these blogs have been around for a while I have just started to follow them. I appreciate the time and attention they give to reviewing and promoting CF. These are some great sites!

Bookworm Mama

Christian Shelf-Esteem

Faithfully Bookish

Fiction Aficionado 

Joy of Reading 

 

5 Odds And Ends

These are fun bookish sites to discover your next great read and free/discounted ebooks.

Book Seer

Which Book?

BookBub

Inspired Reads

ManyBooks

 

What are your favorite book sites?

 

Top 10 Tuesday — We Want Justice!

24 Apr

This week the Top 10 Tuesday prompt is frequently used word in the titles of  ____ genre. Well, I quickly scanned my favorite, mystery/suspense, and found that authors do indeed use a few words over and over in their titles. Fatal, Death (not including variations), Murder, and Justice seemed to be the favorites. On this blog alone I’ve reviewed 6 Fatal books, 12 Death books, 20 Murder books, and 9 Justice books (with 3 waiting in the TBR pile!). In an effort to bring a positive spin to this Deadly (7 books!) topic, I went with Justice because though elusive, it is the ultimate goal of the heroes and heroines that inhabit the novels.

Be sure to visit That Artsy Reader Girl to find out what other words frequent bloggers must-read lists.

 

Top Books with Justice in The Title

Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

The Color of Justice by Ace Collins

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins

Eyes of Justice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley

Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley

Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

The Justice Game by Randy Singer

Private Justice by Terri Blackstock

Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley

What word frequents your favorite genre?