Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday at The Green Mockingbird

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

Some of these are on my TBR, some are just ones people have been telling me I MUST read, and some are new to me authors I haven’t had the chance to check out yet. My list includes a little over 10 books this week. I thought it was going to be a little tough to come up with 10, but it proved to be very easy!   In no particular order, here are the ones I keep hearing about:

TTT 10 I Keep Hearing I Must Read

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

I’ve heard fellow bloggers and reviewers say they loved this one – and some say they didn’t like it at all. I’m anxious to see who I agree with. I have a copy sitting on my shelf, just waiting….

The “Daughters of Boston” series by Julie Lessman (A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, A Passion Denied). 

Because I LOVED the follow-up series (“Winds of Change”), I know I’ll enjoy these, too. Julie never disappoints. Several blogger friends have recommended this series.

Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck

I hear this is a realistic and cute modern-day fairy tale. Everyone dreams of becoming royalty, right? 😉

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish

The cover alone should be enough to convince me. After reading some great reviews of this one, it’s found a place on my eventual TBR list.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

After reading Jamie’s gushing review (and after reading Dear Mr. Knightley), I’m intrigued by the letter format of this story. I have a copy I’m itching to get to.

“The Heart’s Spring” series by Amber Stokes (Forget Me Not, Bleeding Heart, Morning Glory [one of her current WIP])

I really do want to read this one – it’s by fellow blogger and author Amber Stokes. She’s pretty fabulous, so I’m sure her stories will be, too. I’ve heard some great things about her writing. And have you seen her latest cover reveal????!!!

The “Alaskan Courage” series by Dani Pettrey (Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, Sabotaged releasing 2/2015 )

The McKenna family gets a lot of publicity time in the blogosphere. I think I need to read these to see what the all hype is about 🙂 Really, a contemporary suspense/romance series set in Alaska seems like the perfect setting.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

It seems everyone and their best friend has read this one… at least some of my friends and family have. I’m not totally convinced yet, because I HAVE seen the movie, and I’m not all that interested in spending my time to read it because I know how it ends (plus some of its content seems a little much for me). (Is that awful?)

Have you read any of these??? Are there any I’m missing that I simply MUST add to my TBR?

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books People Have Been Telling Me I MUST Read

  1. Eeee!! Makes me so happy to see The Potato Peel Society on this list! Also Jessica Dotta’s – oh my word! LOVED it! Also, Dani Pettrey’s series is fabulous! I’m so excited for you to get to read these books! 🙂

    • Yay, I can’t wait to find the time to read them!!! Sometimes it’s challenging to read older books, even by favorite authors, because we get to read newer releases as review copies. It’s always a pleasure to have you drop by, Jamie!

      • I know what you mean! I’ve been trying to do a better job of reading review books and older ones that I’ve wanted to read. It’s so hard sometimes though! 🙂

  2. Oh, my gosh. Courtney, yes! I adore your TBR. The McKenna series = YES. Once Upon a Prince = YES! The Heart’s Spring series = YES! (Okay… dialing down the enthusiasm now. ;D)

    Also, I read ‘Stones for Bread’ and it was very interesting. For a girl who isn’t always “into” general fiction it was better than I gave it credit for. 🙂

  3. Great list, Courtney! Jessica Dotta: YES! Rachel Hauck and Dani Pettrey, yes yes yes! You have some great books in your TBR pile.

    • Thank you, Cassie! It’s always fun to be reassured that my TBR should be great. Yay for fellow reviewers whose opinions we can trust 🙂

  4. COURT!! Thank you SO much for including the DOB series in your Top Ten TBR list. Although reading the WOC series first does ruin several big surprises in the first series, at least you will go into APMP liking Charity a wee bit more than most readers do, some of whom have written to ask me to “slap Charity for them” or want to see her “killed or maimed.” 😉

    Happy reading, and if you don’t have APMP yet, it is a free download right now, so let me know if you like it. And if you don’t? Uh … never mind … 😉


    • Thank you so much for dropping by, Julie! I am very excited to read the DOB series. I have APMP waiting for me on my Nook.

      I’m sure I’ll have more understanding with Charity now. I don’t know that I would ever want to see one of YOUR characters physically hurt (they are just to fabulous for that), unless it is a bad guy. Then we can dispatch someone like Nick Barone to handle the situation, right 😉

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