TTT: Recommended Books

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “All About Books You Read Because of Recommendation”.

I’ve talked about great recommendations before, but I have plenty more to share!

  1. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed – my review.
  2. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu. Recommended by Stefani @ Caught Read Handed and Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
  3. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations – my review.
  4. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales. Recommended by Katie @ Bookish Illuminations.
  5. Jackaby by William Ritter. Recommended by Maricel @ My Closet Catalogue.
  6. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  7. The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch.  Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  8. The Incorrigble Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood. Recommended by Stephanie @ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dork.
  9. The Hamish Macbeth series by M. C. Beaton. Recommended by Dagny @ Vauquer Boarding House.
  10. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. Recommended by my mom. 😀

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TTT: Underrated

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads.”

As I was scanning through my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ books on Goodreads, I noticed that I have a TON of picture books and short stories that are underrated. I think this is just a product of the way most people use Goodreads. The vast majority of Goodreads users read and rate novels and adult non-fiction. So, I’ve not bothered with picture books or short stories here.

  1. Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All by Lorilee Craker (105)
  2. Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers by Margaret C. Sullivan (517)
  3. Betty Crocker’s Cooking Basics: Learning to Cook with Confidence by Betty Crocker (146)
  4. Spinning Starlight by R. C. Lewis (898)
  5. Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (838)
  6. There Must be Murder by Margaret C. Sullivan (103)
  7. Blackberry Hollow by Paul Peabody (4)
  8. Just Mrs. Goose by Miriam Clark Potter (3)
  9. Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price by Robert McCloskey (1156)
  10. Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies (1104)
  11. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales (218)

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TTT: 2016 Faves

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year.”

  1. Once Was a Time by Leila Sales
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Absolutely brilliant! Sales’ prose is lovely, the friendships described are beautiful, and time is “like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”
  2. Starflight by Melissa Landers
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2
    I was skeptical about this book – YA sci-fi romance could be great, or it could suck. But, I read a review that said this one would scratch the Firefly itch, so I gave it a shot. I’m so glad I did! The story reads like a season of a TV show – rather episodic, with an overarching story, and definitely set up for a sequel. The characters are fun, the romance is a slow burn (so much better than instalove), and the plot, though episodic, is engaging. Now I have to wait a year for the sequel. 😦
  3. Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I’m a bit too old / conservative to be a Millennial, but I could still relate to enough of these cartoons to LOL multiple times.
  4. The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon and Dean Hale, and LeUyen Pham.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    I bought this as a Valentine’s Day gift for my daughter. She adores the cute purple bunnies!
  5. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    See my review here.
  6. Lady Renegades by Rachel Hawkins.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Original review in April, 2016: 3 Stars. A bit of a letdown after loving Rebel Belle and Miss Mayhem. Harper and David’s relationship was a highlight of the other books, but they spend the majority of this book apart. Also, I didn’t remember Harper being quite so judgmental. She complained about everything! I missed Amy Rubinate’s fabulous narration as well. Maybe I should’ve waited for the audiobook.

    Audiobook re-read review in June, 2016: My original review holds true, but Amy Rubinate’s narration adds a star!

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