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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!

Third Note: I will occasionally update this to reflect my current most Top 10 books!

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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- The Ascendance Series by Jennifer Nielsen

Official Description:

“The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end. In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point β€” he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.”

My Heart Rating:

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5- The Wars Of The Realm Series By Chuck Black

Official Description:

“The Wars of the Realm is a modern-day spiritual warfare series. Through the eyes of Drew Carter, the reader will get a glimpse into the intense spiritual battles between good and evil. This series is a CIA, FBI, and military thriller yet all from a wholesome biblical perspective. Drew begins to see things others cannot. His quirky friend, Ben has convinced him that cloaked beings are invading the planet. Sydney Carlyle and her faith seem to be an anchor as Drew experiences unpredictable and dangerous encounters.”

My Heart Rating:

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6- The Talionis Series by C.J. Milacci

Official Description:

:A teen with a dark past. A secret military force that kidnaps new soldiers. Can she survive as a Recruit of Talionis?”

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- The Starlore Legacy by Chuck Black

Official Description:

“The Starlore Legacy is a futuristic allegory of the entire bible set in a far away galaxy. It is a galactic journey of battle, hope, promise, and victory. Beginning with the story of Moses, Nova expands the biblical account of the Jewish people to the cosmos. Each of the twelve books chronicles a specific period of time as recorded in the Bible. Spanning three generations of characters, this epic saga weaves a scientific fantastical story that captures the gospel of Jesus Christ in a fresh and wholesome way.”

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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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