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My Top 10 Books

Hello!

As we continue on with my “Top 10” series, I have a list of my top 10 most favorite books!! I hope you can check these out and find some new reads!

Follow me through the shelves, and let’s go!!

Note: These are in no particular order! πŸ˜‰

Second Note: Some of these I’ve done a book review on, and others I haven’t, though I hope to give you guys an official review of each of these books, so stay tuned!

1- The Green Ember by S.D. Smith

Official Description:

“Four thrilling adventures following siblings Heather and Picket as they get caught up in an epic struggle for rabbitkind’s liberation from the tyrannous preylords. Humor, heart, and hope anchor this series that centers on small rabbits battling to keep faith amid the chaos all around them.”

My Heart Rating:

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2- The Kingdom Series/The Knights Of Arrethtrae by Chuck Black

Official Description:

“The Kingdom Series novels are Biblical allegories that are set in a medieval time period. They cover the span of time from Genesis through the book of Revelation. They are full of action and adventure where swords, knights, and battle are all Biblically symbolic.”

My Heart Rating:

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3- A Place To Hang The Moon by Kate Albus

Official Description:

“Set against the backdrop of World War II, Anna, Edmund, and William are evacuated from London to live in the countryside, bouncing from home to home in search of a permanent family.”

My Heart Rating:

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4- Song For A Whale by Lynne Kelly

Official Description:

“From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she’s the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she’s not very smart…When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an she should invent a way to “sing” to him! But he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him?”

My Heart Rating:

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5- Sonrise Stables by Vicki Watson

Official Description:

“The Sonrise Stable series is the heartwarming, continuing story of an extended homeschooling family as they live, learn, and love together. Mixing adventure, life lessons, and realistic horse experiences, the series is a must for readers who enjoy family values, Christian faith, and, of course, horses!”

My Heart Rating:

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6- Rescue by Jennifer Nielsen

Official Description:

“A World War II story of espionage and intrigue, as one girl races to save her father and aid the French resistance.”

My Heart Rating:

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7- Lines Of Courage by Jennifer Nielsen

Official Description:

“World War I stretches its cruel fingers across Europe, where five young people, each from different backgrounds and nations, face the terror of battle, the deprivations of hunger, and all the awful challenges of war.”

My Heart Rating:

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8- Samantha Sanderson by Robin Caroll

Official Description:

“Sam Sanderson is an independent, resourceful, high-tech cheerleader. She dreams of becoming an award-winning journalist like her mother, and so she’s always looking for articles she can publish in her middle-school paper (where she secretly hopes to become editor). And with a police officer for a father, Sam is in no short supply for writing material.”

My Heart Rating:

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9- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Official Description:

“Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.”

My Heart Rating:

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10- Cherry Ames by Helen Wells

Official Description:

“In Student Nurse, Cherry starts nursing school at Spencer with a mixture of anxiety and anticipation – would she have what it takes to be a nurse? She leaves her quiet town of Hilton, Illinois for the bustle of hospital life, to meet challenges she wouldn’t have imagined.”

My Heart Rating:

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I hope you enjoyed your journey through my library, and hopefully found some newΒ  books to check out along the way!!

Have you read any of these? What are some of your favorite books? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!!

Until next time,

Bella πŸ‘‹

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29 Responses

  1. Hi Bella! I just discovered your blog (I’m Lily, by the way.) I love Chuck Black’s knight series too! And my family and I read A Place to Hang the Moon this year and really enjoyed it (I’m hoping to feature it in a blog event later in September.)

    It was really nice meeting you, and I hope you’re having a lovely week πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Lily! Welcome! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the Internet!
      That’s awesome! He’s such a great writer! Oo super cool!
      Aw thank you, and nice to meet you too! πŸ™‚

  2. Ooh! I love the Green Ember & The Narnia books!!! I recognize the other titles, but have never read them. I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for the list, Bella! I always enjoy these!

  3. Oooh those are some good books!
    I read Green Ember
    I have read other books by Chuck Black
    I read A Song for a Whale
    I have read several books by Jennifer Nielsen including Lines of Courage
    I have read the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
    Looks like I have some recommended books to read though!

  4. Great post Bella! Also, how is book number 3, “a place to hang the moon” not a direct copycat of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe? Even the names Edmund and William are carried over! Unless it’s related to the narnia series? Regardless, my curiosity is now peaked!

    1. Thank you!! Oh my goodness, I didn’t even think about that!!
      How interesting! No it’s actually quite different from Narnia, and has nothing to do with it!
      You should read it- I really enjoy it!

      1. Yes, you definitely should! I’m really enjoying The Starlore Legacy, his newest series. And the Wars of the Realm books are really good, and respectfully written with a Biblical mindset.

  5. Oooh, I recognize some books! I’ve read (and loved) A Place to Hang the Moon, Lines of Courage, Rescue, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the first book in the Green Ember series. The other books look like they’re worth checking out!

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