Top Ten Tuesday

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#TopTenTuesday    Books on My TBR Shelves That I STILL Haven’t Read

Today’s topic is Books From My Past Seasonal TBR Posts I STILL Haven’t Read. I haven’t been participating in Top Ten Tuesday to have a bunch of past seasonal reading posts, so I’m just going to tell you some of the books that have been on my TBR shelves for a long time and are …

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#TopTenTuesday  Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the Second Half of 2022

Here are the top ten books I’m looking forward to that will be published between July 1 and December 31 2022.  Listed in order of publication. The It Girl by Ruth Ware Publication date: July 12 The #1 New York Times bestselling author of One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman …

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#TopTenTuesday Books On My Summer 2022 To-Read List

Related Post: Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2022 TBR My first Top Ten Tuesday, back in March, was Books On My Spring 2022 TBR. I knew at the time I put the list together that creating it was an exercise in futility, since other books would probably come along that begged to be …

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#TopTenTuesday Science Fiction and Life Stories in Literature

Today’s topic is books on my wishlist that I’d like to own, including links so that people may gift me said books. But I already have most of the books I want to read. Therefore, I’m not going to go that route. Instead, I’m going to marvel over the fact that, in about the past …

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#TopTenTuesday Books with “Day” in the Title

This week’s assigned topic is Books I Wish Had An Epilogue. Although I do love a good prologue, I’m not big on epilogues. If, after finishing a book, I feel the need for more, I usually figure one of two possibilities is operant: The author is planning a sequel. The author wants me to sit …

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#TopTenTuesday  Books With a Unit of Time In the Title 

Today we shine the spotlight on books with a unit of time in the title. I haven’t read The Ten Thousand Doors of January or any of the novels in “The Seasonal Quartet.” But I have read the others and recommend each one. 11/22/63 by Stephen King Specific date, a specific time in history. Tolstoy …

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#TopTenTuesday: 10 Memoirs That Taught Me the Power of Life Stories

Today’s topic for #TopTenTuesday is comfort reads, “books or kinds of books you turn to when you need to escape.” I don’t exactly read to escape. I think that escape may be the result that occurs when I read, because I read primarily to immerse myself in a world different from my daily reality. But …

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A Dozen 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics

This was the Top Ten Tuesday topic for March 29, 2022, but it grew into such a big topic for me that I didn’t complete it on time. Today’s topic is Books with [___] On the Cover, but since I’m not much into covers I’m substituting this one instead. Introduction When I began to think …

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#TopTenTuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To

Ngaio Marsh I read a lot of mysteries as well as a lot about mysteries, and Ngaio Marsh is one of the names of mystery writers that comes up most often. I’m therefore embarrassed to admit that I’ve never read any of her books, especially because she is known as one of the four “Queens …

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#TopTenTuesday: Remarkable Debut Novels

This week is a freebie, which means we get to come up with our own topic.  I tend to think that writers, like most people, get better at what they do with practice. Over the years I’ve read a number of debut novels that I found particularly striking because they demonstrate a high level of …

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