Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Top Ten Tuesday: This Year's Best, So Far
The year is a little more than half over, and I've already read so many amazing books! Which is good, because this week's TTT prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is "The best books I've read in 2018 (so far)." Here are my ten, with titles linked to my reviews.
And for something different and fun, I've included a favorite line or passage from each of them so you can have a little taste of what they're like!
A Flame in the Dark by Sarah Baughman (PG-13) ""This is where we see, without exception, the heart of the Christian faith: love. God's love for His people, and His people's love for one another, and for the world. We are to bear one another's burdens, to stir one another up to love and good works. That is to say, we are to admonish, encourage, help, and be patient, in love" (p. 159).
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George (PG-13) "Obviously friendly was too high a word for what they’d been, but she’d enjoyed, well, not him exactly but the challenge of him. The pleasing clang of their minds butting together" (p. 194).
The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery (PG) "John Foster says," quoted Valancy, "'If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you'll never be and you need not waste time in trying'" (p. 123).
Guns of the Timberlands by Louis L'Amour (PG) "It was midafternoon and the sun lay like a curse upon the town" (p. 66).
Loving Isaac by Heather Kaufman (PG-13) "Kara's was a prettily packaged life, the kind with ribbons and a bow that catches your eye. Hana's was a banged and dented UPS box left on the wrong doorstep" (p. 21).
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (PG) "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid" (p. 102).
Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks (PG-13) "I believe the events of the past impact all that happens in the present" (p. 155).
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (PG-13) "She had that way of looking at him that made him feel like he'd built the world for her and given it to her as a gift just that morning" (p. 237).
Girl in Disguise by Greer MacAllister (PG-13) “I’d already applied to every possible position appropriate for a lady. Only the inappropriate ones remained.”
Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery (G) "It is the essence of adventure to see the break of a new day, Jane" (p. 125).
All photos are from my Instagram account except the ones that I read and reviewed before I became a bookstagrammer, which have just book covers.
Did you do a TTT list this week? Share a link in the comments so I can see! Have you read any of these books? Let's discuss them!