Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week the Top Ten topic is “Freebie (create your own topic)”.  Hmmm, what shall we do???  I have 128 books on my to be read shelf on Good Reads.  Here I am going to list and date the 10 oldest books that are there.  I really need to get these 2012 items off my list.  Preferably by reading them!

  1. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins – May 17,2012
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque – May 18, 2012
  3. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks – May 18, 2012
  4. Polyanna by Eleanor H. Porter – July 18, 2012
  5. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgeson Burnett – July 18, 2012
  6. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck – August 16, 2012
  7. The Crucible by Arthur Miller – August 16, 2012
  8. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx – December 13, 2012
  9. The Peaceable Kingdom by Jan de Hartog – October 17, 2013
  10. Thorn In My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs – November 21, 2013

 

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Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I should never brag about how many weeks in a row I have join in on this meme!  I seem to slip up the very next week.  Any way…This week the Top Ten topic is “Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read”.  This one is an easy one because I have way too many books on my list to be reading even my favorites again.

  1. The Madman’s Daughter Series by Megan Shepherd
  2. Namaah Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey
  3. The Ascendence Trilogy by Jennifer Nielsen
  4. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
  5. The Elemental Trilogy by Sherry Thomas
  6. Martyr’s Fire by Sigmund Brouwer
  7. A Man Calle Ove by Fredrik Backman
  8. I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven
  9. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  10. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I must be on a roll!  Two weeks in a row that I’ve made it back! 🙂

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books That Take Place In Another Country”.  That’s kinda crazy!  Almost all the books on last weeks list would apply but I’m going to give different answers this week!

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude – South America
  2. The Thirteenth Tale – England
  3. The Women in the Castle – Germany
  4. A Ma Called Ove – Sweden
  5. The Old Man and the Sea –  Cuba
  6. Island Beneath the Sea – Haiti
  7. The Bonesetter’s Daughter – China
  8. The Count of Monte Cristo – France
  9. Dracula – Romania
  10. War and Peace – Russia

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I’ve missed a few weeks due to all the crazy projects going on around our house.  I hope to be getting done soon and back to my regular blogging.  It’s hit and miss right now.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books on my Spring TBR list”.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
  2. Hard Times
  3. The Waste Land
  4. Memoir of A Geisha
  5. The Moonstone
  6. Lord of the Flies
  7. Murder At The Vicarage
  8. The Brothers Karamazov
  9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  10. Kidnapped

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.  I missed last week because I was sick so I’m very happy to be back again this week with this list of great books!

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books that I could reread forever”.  Some of my choices are series.

  1. The Mitford Years series by Jan Karon
  2. Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
  3. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  4. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
  5. Return to Me by Lynn Austin
  6. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  7. Persuasion by Jane Austin
  8. Acts of Faith series by Davis Bunn
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Box Car Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read”.  All added to my TBR list in 2012!

  1. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  3. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
  4. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  5. Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  7. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  8. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  9. The Peaceable Kingdom by Jan de Hartog
  10. Thorn In My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining Jana for Top Ten Tuesday at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books I can’t believe I read”.

  1. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood… What a depressing read!
  2. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  3. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells… I don’t care for science fiction!
  4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  5. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  6. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  7. House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  8. Solitude: A singular life in a crowded world by Michael Harris
  9. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday has moved from The Broke and the Booksish to That Artsy Reader Girl.  I will continue to join in on the fun to share my Tope Ten for each week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Books I really liked but can’t remember much about”.

  1. Just Jane by Nancy Moser
  2. Leota’s Garden by Francine Rivers
  3. From Danial to Doomsday: The Countdown Had Begun by John Hagee
  4. The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky
  5. The True Father by Tamara Carl
  6. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  7. Love’s Unfolding Dream by Janette Oke
  8. American Patriots By Rick Santorum
  9. Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
  10. The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday has moved from The Broke and the Booksish to That Artsy Reader Girl.  I will continue to join in on the fun to share my Tope Ten for each week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Top Ten bookish resolutions/goals”.

I already posted my 2018 reading plan but here are the top ten I really want to accomplish this year.  These have been on my Goodreads list since 2012! (pst… and they aren’t the only ones…)

  1. War and Peace
  2. The Secret Life of Bees
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  4. The Color Purple
  5. The Moonstone
  6. The Old Man and the Sea
  7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  8. All Quiet on the Western Front
  9. Go Ask Alice
  10. Little Lord Fauntleroy

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!)”  

This is pretty easy as there were lots of classics that I intended on reading but didn’t…

  1. The Memoirs of a Geisha
  2. The Color Purple
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude
  4. War and Peace
  5. The Secret Life of Bees
  6. Captivating
  7. The Moonstone
  8. Hard Times
  9. The Old Man and the Sea
  10. Jude the Obscure

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017”.   Most of the authors I read this year were new to me.  It was hard to come up with only ten that I enjoyed

  1. Isabel Allende: Island Beneath the Sea and Ripper
  2. Fredrik Backman: My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry.
  3. Terri Blackstock: Last Light
  4. Brene Brown: The Gifts of Imprefection
  5. Jacqueline Carey: Naamah’s Kiss
  6. Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper
  7. Megan Shepherd: A Cold Legacy
  8. Lisa Genova: Still Alice
  9. Lois Lowery: The Giver
  10. Kristin Hannah: The Nightingale

 

My 2018 Reading Plan

I posted this over at my book review blog but thought I would share it here as well since I do my nightstand post here.  It’s part of who I am and what I really enjoy doing; reading.  I’ve always got two or three books going at any given time.  This is my 2018 Reading Challenge, most of which I found on pintrest.

I wanted to layout exactly what I must read each month.  Some of these books may be hard to get my hands on but I will definitely try.  I have been too spontaneous this past year.  The three or four books a month are a MUST and anything else I listen to or read is a PLUS. 🙂

January

A book you own but haven’t read.

A book that was made into a movie.

From my Classics Challenge list.

Feburary

A book picked solely because of it’s cover.

A book your friend loves.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Challenge book.

From my Classics Challenge list.

March

A book of poems.

A book by an author you have never read before.

From my Classics Challenge list.

April

A book by an author you love.

A book at the bottom of your “to-read” pile (Since May 2012).

From my Classics Challenge list.

May

A book with a color in the title.

A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit (London).

From my Classics Challenge list.

June

A book you’ve started but never finished.

A book with a female heroine.

From my Classics Challenge list.

July

A book set in the summer.

A book published this year (2018).

From my Classics Challenge list.

August

A book that will make you smarter.

A book with a blue cover.

From my Classics Challenge list.

September

A book everyone has read but you.

A book you loved — Read it again!

From my Classics Challenge list.

October

A book based on a true story.

A book that came out the year you were born.

From my Classics Challenge list.

November

A book with a number in the title.

A book with a one word title.

From my Classics Challenge list.

December

A book set during Christmas.

A book with more than 500 pages.

From my Classics Challenge list.

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Top Ten books I hope Santa brings me this year”.  hmmm.  That list is a mile long!

  1. The Heavens Before (Genesis #1) By Kacy Barnett – Gramckow
  2. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  3. Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin
  4. Caroline: Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller
  5. Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
  6. The Crown and the Crucible by Michael R. Phillips
  7. The Green Ember by S. D. Smith
  8. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  9. Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
  10. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit.  This is hard.  Most of the books I have read take place in a fictional place.  Let’s see if I can come up with ten places I want to actually visit…

  1. I’d love to go to New Orleans – The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
  2. Lancaster PA – The Englisher (Amish series)
  3. France – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  4. Monte Carlo – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  5. Cumberland England – The Woman in White by Wilke Collins
  6. Shetland Islands – The Cottage by Michael Phillips
  7. Martha’s Vineyard – Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

I think that is about all I can come up with…

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Top Ten to be read this Winter”. EASY one! 🙂

  1. A Midsummers Night Dream
  2. The Great Train Robbery
  3. The Secret Life of Bees
  4. The Old Man and the Sea
  5. The Thirteenth Tale
  6. A Room With A View
  7. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  8. Captivating
  9. The Journey of Desire
  10. A Crazy, Holy Grace

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is books we are thankful for.  Which books have touched your heart and left you SO thankful it was written?

  1. Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  2. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  3. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  4. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  5. Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
  6. The Mitford Years series by Jan Karon
  7. The Simple Life by Rhonda Hetzel
  8. Return to Me by Lynn Austin
  9. 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch
  10. When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week the Top Ten topic is “Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders (Leaders of what? That’s your decision. Who could lead a country, an army, a book club, a classroom, etc. Or maybe characters that would be trendsetters?)”. Oh boy!…

  1. Lindsay Boxer in 1st to Die would make a great Sergent in her police department.
  2. Alice in The Reading Promise would mae a great leader of a book club with her knowledge of so many great books.
  3. Harry Potter would make a great Headmaster.
  4. George Bailey for Mayor!
  5. Cynthia Kavanagh from Jan Karon’s Mitford Years series would make a good leader of a book club as she was an author of children’s books herself.
  6. Ebenezer Scrooge leader of the annual town Christmas celebration
  7. Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With the Wind would make a great leader of a woman’s church group.
  8. Isabelle in The Nightingale would be a creat leader of a Secret Service.
  9. Caroline in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter would be awesome at teaching and leading young people with Down Syndrome.  Very compassionate and understands the need for them to be as independant as possible.
  10. (my mind is numb and I can’t think of another great leader)

Top Ten Tuesday

Joining The Broke and the Bookish to share my top ten for this week.

This week Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Which characters do you have crushes on?)  This is a very difficult one for me as I haven’t read many books with “attractive to me” kind of men…

  1. Rhett Butler
  2. Gabriel Oak in Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  3. Jack Carstares in The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
  4. Atretes in Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
  5. Aragorn in Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein
  6. Edward Rochester in Jany Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  7. Legolas in Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein
  8. Tobias in Divergent by Veronica Roth
  9. Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  10. David Tulloch in The Cottage by Michael Phillips

Top Ten Tuesday…on Wednesday?

Well, I’m a day late but I just found this meme at The Broke and the Bookish and wanted to jump in and gets started.  Next Tuesday is my regularly scheduled Nightstand post so I will skip TTT.

This week we are to list the Top Ten books that are on my TBR Fall list.  Hopefully this list will keep me focused on what I want to get completed this year.

  1. The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemmingway
  2. The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton
  3. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  4. I Heard the Owel Call My Name by Margaret Craven
  5. A Room With a View by E. M. Forster
  6. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  7. The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge
  8. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
  9. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  10. This Life I Live by Rory Feek