Monday, June 29, 2015

Take Ten


This week, the book meme from the Broke and Bookish is top ten books that I have read this year. I think I shall split this one up and list the top five novels that I have read and then five books that my daughter and I have enjoyed reading together.;)

1. Maggie Bright

While the story took me a bit to get into, it swept me away! Tracy does a gorgeous job of writing likeable characters and bringing to life the miracle of Dunkirk. I was blown away by this story!

2. Shadows over Ladenbrooke Manor

I'm still working on my review for this one, since it was just that incredible.;) It was an interesting story of family secrets that really makes the reader think about how challenging (especially in the mid 1900's) it can be to raise a special needs child. I shall try not to give the story away, but you all need to read it.;)

3. The Dandelion Field

This book blew me away! I love how the author dealt with some sensitive subjects, like teen pregnancy. This is another one that you all just need to go out and buy.;) You pretty much need to go out and buy all 5 of these novels! lol.

4. A Sparrow in Terezin

What can I say? I'm drawn to books about WWII and the heroism that took place in the midst of such an ugly time in history.

5. Paper Hearts

I almost made the mistake of saying this one is chick lit, but it has some surprising depth to it. I love the idea of writing what you love about someone on paper hearts.;)

Kid books

6. The Day the Crayons Quit

This one might be a bit to advanced (aka, to many words per page) for my daughter, but I loved it and thought the story was adorable!

7. Count the Monkeys

This one is so much fun!

8. The Dot

This is the perfect inspiration for teachers!

9. I Lost my Kisses

Another adorable story.

10. Hooray for Hat



20 comments:

  1. That's so cute how you divided this list :) I miss reading all those picture books to my son. Now we read MG. It's still fun to share reading with him either way. Thanks for stopping by my list.

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    1. It is still fun to share reading with ones children!
      I am discovering so many great kids books, some of which I seemed to have missed when I was little.;) (like Sandra Boynton. I can't believe she was doing picture books when I was a kid and that I never heard of her until now!)

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  2. Awww... how darling are those picture books. Love that you have such a diverse group of books. My Top Ten Tuesday includes a lot of older titles but I'm using this year to get caught up.

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    1. Thanks! I only wanted to pick the very best books from what I have read this year, so it made sense to pick some of our favorite picture books too.;) Some of them are so much fun to read!
      I will have to hop over to your list.

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    1. It was a sweet story! I highly recommend it.;)

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  4. I haven't even heard of any of these books which always makes me feel a little bit panicky...thinking of all I am missing. Here is my TTT

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    1. lol, I know the feeling, Anne! I saw a lot of books on other lists this week that have me making a list of books I need to read.;) I just need to get through my pile......

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  5. I haven't read any of these books either. But I love the way you split up your list! Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

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    1. I just had to check out your list when I saw the name of your blog.;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Love the inclusion of all those picture books, DOT was one of our favorites, well as are all of Peter Reynolds books. Brenda @ Log Cabin Library

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    1. I just checkout out some of Peter Reynolds other books, and can't wait to start them!;) Dot is just too cute.

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  7. I really liked The Dandelion Field, too. That was one I meant to add to my list only to forget. *sigh* Oh, well, that happens. :)

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    1. Sometimes, there are just too many awesome books that it is hard to include them all.;) Ten can be kind of limiting!

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  8. So many cute covers!! I've not heard of a few of these, including Paper Hearts, but I'm definitely intrigued! Great list!

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    1. Well, they are all favorites here and come highly recommended.;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I really like books set in World War II as well so thanks for the recommendations!

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    1. I highly recommend Maggie Bright and Kristy Cambron's novels then!
      Thanks for stopping by.:-)

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  10. Paper Hearts has an adorable cover!

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