Top Ten Tuesday │ Bookshelf Tour (Sort Of)
Today's Top Ten Tuesday officered a canvas for imaginations to flourish. Why, you ask? Well, it was a "your choice" kind of option. I briefly looked through past topics and couldn't come up with anything, then thought perhaps I'd do another recent additions to my bookshelf since I had such fun with that, but it wasn't all that long ago Top Ten Tuesday called for that subject. This left me with another option. In the Booktube community, I'd seen several videos done that used random numbers and then featured the books from a person's bookshelf that the numbers corresponded with. That tag looked like fun.
TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top (Twelve) Books Recently Added to my Bookshelf
Armed with the random numbers from the trusty Random.org folks, I took my bright orange sticky note pad upstairs and counted out the numbers to match up the proper books. It's kind of like a mini version of a treasure hunt. The following list of books - which subsequently features a crazy array of genres and styles, is the result of that.
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Mirrored (ARC) by Alex Flinn
Location: Self 1, Book 1
Recently read this one and reviewed it over on Silver Petticoat. As usual, it's a cute fairy tale re-telling, this time, lending a spotlight to Snow White.
BOOK REVIEW: Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Silver Petticoat)
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Location: Shelf 7, Book 25
Aside from thinking this one looks darling, I've no clue what it's about. I think I picked it up on sale somewhere because I'd read a review on it. Or maybe the cover caught my eye? I don't really know.
Firethorn by Ronie Kendig
Location: Shelf 10, Book 24
Haven't read this series by Ronie, but can attest to her amazing skills as an author. My mom read these books back at the release and really enjoyed them.
Alienated by Melissa Landers
Location: Shelf 8, Book 18
One of my best blogging buddies (hashtag #BookBesties) recommended this novel a while back. It does sound really unique and I love the cover, so naturally, I picked up a copy.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Location: Shelf 8, Book 21
Looks epic. Sounds epic. What more is there to say?
My True Love Gave to Me: 12 Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins
Location: Shelf 12, Book 23
I adore this novella collection. I DNF'd a few because I wasn't "clicking" with them, but for the most part, stories from Ally Carter, Gayle Foreman and Stephanie Perkins (the first I'd read by her. The first I fell for) were Christmas cheer and charm personified. Great read to pull out this holiday season.
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin
Location: Shelf 11, Book 2
Beautiful historical novel. WWII aficionados must read this lovely "cozy mystery." Plus, romantics will also be swept away.
BOOK REVIEW: Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin
Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance
Location: Shelf 6, Book 2
Combining the spy genre with one of THE most iconic love stories? Yes, please! This was another #BookBesties recommendation buy. (Even if all of these were unknowing recommendations, I clearly take my friend's reviews seriously.)
The Wonder of You (ARC) by Susan May Warren
Location: Shelf 4, Book 13
Sometimes one needs a great contemporary romance. That is just what you'll find inside a Susan May Warren novel. Go read one. (Or all of them!)
BOOK REVIEW: The Wonder of You by Susan May Warren
Storm Siren by Mary Weber
Location: Shelf 8, Book 10
Sensational debut! This is a really unique (and if you like this sort of thing, diverse) YA fantasy novel.
BOOK REVIEW: Storm Siren by Mary Weber
And that brings today's Top Ten Tuesday to a close. Have you read any of these?
What random topic did you put together for this week's free-for-all? I'd love to chat about anything bookish. Leave your links if you comment, and as always, thanks for visiting! If you're new, I'm glad you stumbled upon Dreaming Under the Same Moon and if you're a frequent visitor, thank you for your continued support.
Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday.