Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Crystal Ball


This week's Top Ten Tuesday prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is "Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads."  I'm tweaking that a bit so it reflects my TBR shelves in particular.  I suspect I'm going to love:

1.  By-Line by Ernest Hemingway
2.  Crossfire Trail by Louis L'Amour
3.  Dear Readers and Riders by Marguerite Henry
4.  Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott
5.  My Lost City by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6.  North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
7.  On Stories by C. S. Lewis
8.  The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery
9.  Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
10.  Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

(A favorite reading spot in our home, from my Instagram.)

How about you?  What books in your future are you expecting to love?  And have you read any of these?

16 comments:

  1. The Story Girl was my LIFE as a kid. I still adore it today (and its sequel, The Golden Road). Hope you love it too!

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    1. Eva, I have the sequel too! And several other Montgomery books I haven't read yet. I'll get there :-)

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  2. I hope you love all of these books!

    My TTT .

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    1. Thanks, Lydia! I'll check out your TTT asap ;-)

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  3. I read 'The story girl' and 'Wives and daughters' and I love them both. Do you know 'Wives and daughters' is incompleted as Elizabeth Gaskell passed away before she can finished it? But I think it really just needed one more chapter and you can tell pretty much the direction it is going. It's my favorite of all Gaskell's books. I hope you enjoy all these books.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. Lissa, good to hear! Yes, I did know W&D is incomplete... but I can be okay with that, as I've read Austen's incomplete books, and one by Hemingway too. I'll deal with it :-) Glad to hear this one is so close to completion it hardly matters.

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  4. Flower Fables and The Story Girl sound lovely! I really liked W&D, but North & South will always be my favorite Gaskell! <3

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    1. MC, I think they'll be awesome! And yeah... hard to imagine liking something *better* than North and South :-)

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  5. How does F. Scott Fitzgerald have the best titles? Anybody else?

    Fun post!

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    1. Olivia, I know, right? Genius at work, obviously.

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  6. Love Wives and Daughters and Swallows and Amazons! From my TBR, expecting to love David Copperfield, A Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber, and Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz.
    Becky

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    1. Becky, very nice! A Grave Matter sounds like a mystery -- is it?

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    2. Yes! It's part of the Lady Darby mystery series (#3) and I loved the first two! They take place in 1830's Scotland. The mysteries have been good, but I love her writing, too...it just flows and makes it so easy to keep turning the pages. If you try them, I would definitely read them in order, starting with The Anatomists Wife.

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    3. Becky, I've heard of The Anatomist's Wife, so I'll try to keep an eye out for it! Thanks for the recc :-)

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  7. DEAR READERS AND RIDERS!! I have never seen a single other book blogger mention this book, but I love it to pieces (it helps that she is my favorite author, I suppose). It's just such a cool format for a book. Marguerite Henry may not have lived to see social media, but this is like a tiny taste of a Twitter Q&A with her, except with longer answers and all the poor quality questions filtered out.

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    1. RS, you are making me bump Dear Readers and Riders way up on my TBR list! I discovered it quite by accident, just because I love Henry too, and now you've got me wanting to pull it off the shelf soonly :-)

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