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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.
 
Broke and Bookish September 15th Official Topic  
 
FREEBIE -- your choice!
 
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.

AmazonGoodreads

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.

AmazonGoodreads

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.

AmazonGoodreads
 
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.

AmazonGoodreads

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows


Location: Shelf 8, Book 21

Looks epic. Sounds epic. What more is there to say?

AmazonGoodreads
 
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.

AmazonGoodreads

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.

AmazonGoodreads

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.)

AmazonGoodreads

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!)

AmazonGoodreads

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.

AmazonGoodreads

BOOK REVIEW: Storm Siren by Mary Weber

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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.
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  1. My True Love Gave To Me, like anthology, had its hits and misses, but otherwise was a nice read. Maybe I'll re-read it again around Christmas time xD Great list!

    My TTT

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    1. Same for me. But overall, I really liked it, Lianne. It was a fun and sweet read for the Christmas season - really, a "perfect," quick "pick-me-up." :)

      Thanks for commenting. :)

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  2. Fun post! I loved Through Waters Deep -- Sarah Sundin writes such great stories! :)

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    1. That she does! She has amazing talent. Looking forward to book two already. :)

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  3. I really enjoyed Alienated! Great idea for a list!

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    1. I'm so glad! I'm very much looking forward to it. Thanks for visiting, Chrissi. :)

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  4. I want to read The Orphan Queen. I must buy it.
    For my Top Ten Tuesday FREEBIE I decided to da: Authors I Have Discovered Through Goodreads (http://mooneyesrandomsmile.blogspot.ca/2015/09/top-ten-tuesday-authors-i-have.html).

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    1. As do I, Ellen. Ideally, reading it this fall is a must, but we shall see. :)

      What a fun topic! I'll be sure to visit - and thank you very much for commenting.

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  5. Lovely idea for today's top ten! Treasure hunting for books sounds so much fun - even it is computerised :-P Through Waters Deep has intrigued me - I love historical fiction!

    Sarah @ Novels & Whimsy


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    1. Thanks, Sarah. It's always fun to visit ones bookshelves. Mine are rather messy just now as I have a TON of dust jackets without their books. ;)

      Through Waters Deep is a beautiful book! I hope if you have a chance to read it, you enjoy. Thanks so much for visiting and the comment. :)

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  6. Such a fun post idea! Totally going to do this some time! I went with books that my sister owns that I want to read!

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    1. It was fun, Abbi! I really enjoyed "hunting" for all the books. :) What a neat idea! I'll be by to read your awesome post. So glad you stopped by.

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  7. I haven't read any of these so know I have a ton of interesting books to add to my to-read list. It's getting longer everyday! I love the topic.

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    1. It's fun to see what everyone else picks, Kaylee. Makes for not only some fun bookish conversation, but also inspiration for that TBR! ;)

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  8. This is such a great topic idea!! Love the graphics too! :)

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    1. Hi, Lisa. Thank you! Always have fun with these. :) Thanks so much for visiting.

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  9. My True Love Gave To Me...Oh, adding this to my list!!! I just LOVE anything holilday related. <3

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    1. It's adorbs, Heather! Hope if/when you read it, you enjoy! :) :) :)

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  10. Spies and Prejudice is one of my favorite books and no one has ever read it!! I hope that you enjoy it. It makes me melt and smile and melt some more. :)

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    1. Thanks, Valerie. I plan to enjoy that one, and would agree; I don't see that anyone has read that one. Or very few of us. :) Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn. Always fun to put something "easy" like this together. :)

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  12. You've got some good books here. A few that I haven't read. The Orphan Queen was really good and I'm so excited for the sequel! Great top ten or twelve. ;)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. They're all random, but hey, sometimes that's part of the fun of Top Ten Tuesday (or any post). Knowing you liked The Orphan Queen makes me MORE anxious to read it. Hoping to do just that this fall. :)

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  13. oh my goodness - what a fun and unique way to "tour" your bookshelves!!! I echo your recommendation of Through Waters Deep - definitely a must read for WWII (and Nancy Drew) fans :) My TTT

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    1. YES to the Nancy Drew comment. This one was compared to those classics quite a lot. It is really very much a "cozy mystery" and of course has a lovely romance too. :) Thanks for visiting, Carrie; I did have fun with this one. :) Off to visit your TTT post next!

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  14. I loved Spies and Prejudice. It has a very "Veronica Mars" feel to it. Oh, you're an Arrow fan too, I love that show!

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    1. Yay! Another fan of "Spies." I'm so glad to meet some readers who have enjoyed it - and I adore Veronica Mars. I am an Arrow fan. Love that one... a lot. :)

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  15. This is such a fun way to showcase what is on your shelves! The only one I have read is My True Love Gave to Me. I also had to DNF some of the stories, but I loved a few of them so it even out!

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    1. Thanks, Anne! I had lots of fun with this one.

      I agree. Even with the stories we DNF'd, 'True Love' evened out. I really enjoyed it overall. Definitely a great Christmas time charmer. :)

      Thanks a bunch for visiting.

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  16. Book treasure hunt? Sign me up! This is such a fun topic idea! I must try it sometime.

    And I'm glad to see at least 1 Susan May Warren novel show up randomly :) She's just awesome.

    I went with book quotes for TTT https://thegreenmockingbird.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/top-ten-tuesday-top-11-book-quotes/

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    1. Right!? We'd have SUCH fun going on one of these.

      As was I. There are SO many books I'd have liked to feature, but it's more fun this one (random), and seeing what will pop up in said random fashion makes it a bit of an adventure.

      Excited to visit your TTT, Courtney. :)

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  17. I LOVE this! I did something kind of like this before, but with my Goodreads TBR- it is SO FUN. ANd I love your graphics, as always. Also, how many shelves do you have?! When we got to 12, I started to get concerned ;)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. It was indeed fun, Shannon! Kind of like a mini treasure hunt... among books. :D

      Thanks for the kind words. I do enjoy making these. As for my bookshelves, I have 4 in my room (more around the entire house), but in this case I'm actually referring to a single shelf (i.e., shelf 12) versus an entire shelving unit. I totally understand that - I'm concerned about all my shelves/books too! ;)

      Thanks for commenting, Shannon.

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  18. I've read the Alienated books and I'll admit the covers are definitely eye catching!

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. The covers ARE eye-catching for Melissa's books. So fun and intriguing. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Lauren; eager to visit your TTT post.

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    1. Mirrored is quite entertaining, Amanda. I really enjoyed the quirky nature of the story and the unique way Alex tells it all. So fun. :)

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