Monday, June 29, 2015
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.;)
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
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.ReplyDelete
It is still fun to share reading with ones children!Delete
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!)
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
I will have to hop over to your list.
Paper Hearts looks very sweet! My TTT!ReplyDelete
It was a sweet story! I highly recommend it.;)Delete
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 TTTReplyDelete
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......Delete
I haven't read any of these books either. But I love the way you split up your list! Thanks for stopping by earlier.ReplyDelete
Christina @ Books & Prejudice
I just had to check out your list when I saw the name of your blog.;)Delete
Thanks for stopping by!
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 LibraryReplyDelete
I just checkout out some of Peter Reynolds other books, and can't wait to start them!;) Dot is just too cute.Delete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes, there are just too many awesome books that it is hard to include them all.;) Ten can be kind of limiting!Delete
So many cute covers!! I've not heard of a few of these, including Paper Hearts, but I'm definitely intrigued! Great list!ReplyDelete
Well, they are all favorites here and come highly recommended.;)Delete
Thanks for stopping by!
I really like books set in World War II as well so thanks for the recommendations!ReplyDelete
I highly recommend Maggie Bright and Kristy Cambron's novels then!Delete
Thanks for stopping by.:-)
Paper Hearts has an adorable cover!ReplyDelete
It's an equally adorable book! :-)Delete