Deep Love: Ten Upcoming Romance Novels I’d Drop to the Bottom of the Ocean to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is supposed to be focused on books I’m not particularly fond of—those that “I’d gladly throw into the ocean.” And while there are a few that spring to mind, I’d rather focus on the positive right now. Instead, I’d like to feature ten future romance releases that I’d scale theContinue reading “Deep Love: Ten Upcoming Romance Novels I’d Drop to the Bottom of the Ocean to Read”

Green Acres: Ten Books About Going Rural

Perhaps it’s because I did the opposite, but I am fascinated by individuals and families who decide to pack up and the leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind for a home in the rural world. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, here are ten books—true and fictional—about people who made new countryContinue reading “Green Acres: Ten Books About Going Rural”

Spring Has Sprung and the Books Keep Piling

Funny story: I mixed up the prompts for Top Ten Tuesday last week, so this week I’m playing some catch-up. However, it all works out, because last week’s theme was focused on books I’m looking forward to reading this spring. While I usually don’t make a detailed plan for future reading, spring, with its graduallyContinue reading “Spring Has Sprung and the Books Keep Piling”

The Funny Pages: Ten Hilarious Picture Books

There are a lot of funny books, but there aren’t a lot of FUNNY novels. While plenty of stories have made me laugh, chuckle, and—more often than not—push air through my nose in a sigh of approval, it’s hard to sustain laughs over 250 or more pages. And that’s not even considering the subjectiveness ofContinue reading “The Funny Pages: Ten Hilarious Picture Books”

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Shelf: The Ten Longest Books on My TBR Pile

While New Year’s is often heralded as a time for new beginnings, I’ve always associated new beginnings with spring. Freezing weather finally starts to recede, the sun makes an appearance, and, as I thaw, I start thinking about changes I want to make for the rest of the year. Lately, I’m thinking about the ideaContinue reading “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Shelf: The Ten Longest Books on My TBR Pile”

Don’t Mind the Bodies: Ten Crime-Solving Librarians

I’ve long said my dream is to work in a library in an idyllic town while also solving crimes on the side. Really, it’s a joke … I’d settle for a bookstore. Fortunately, there are plenty of authors in the cozy mystery genre who have been catering to this flight of fancy for many, manyContinue reading “Don’t Mind the Bodies: Ten Crime-Solving Librarians”

Lots of Laughs: Ten of My Favorite Funny Books

Between an unwelcome amount of snow and the general ongoing state of affairs, I could use a good laugh … or at the very least, a a chortle or even a chuckle. At this point, I’m willing to settle for a smile—it doesn’t even have to show teeth. So really. this Top Ten Tuesday. couldContinue reading “Lots of Laughs: Ten of My Favorite Funny Books”

You’ve Got to Be Seen Green … and Purple … and Gold: Ten Book Covers for Mardi Gras

It’s a colorful Top Ten Tuesday. This week, the theme is all about the Carnival celebration Mardi Gras and one of its most identifiable features—and no, I’m not talking about the beads or King Cakes. Rather, it’s those big, bright colors. While their exact history and meaning are often disputed, there’s no doubt that green,Continue reading “You’ve Got to Be Seen Green … and Purple … and Gold: Ten Book Covers for Mardi Gras”

Childhood Favorites: Thirteen Children’s Books from 1992

I walked into this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with a clear plan to follow this week’s theme: showcase ten books written before I was born. Simple enough. But I thought that was a little broad, so I scaled things back to only children’s books written before 1992. Easy, right? Well, an hour and approximately sixtyContinue reading “Childhood Favorites: Thirteen Children’s Books from 1992”

Starting Anew: Ten Debut Books in 2021

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, the theme is supposed to be about me looking back at some of the books I read in 2020. But frankly, I’m a little tired of exploring last year. Sure, the reading was great and I’m very thankful for all the amazing books to me. However, beyond a fewContinue reading “Starting Anew: Ten Debut Books in 2021”