Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is all about hidden gems. Books that we love that we don’t think get enough loving in the blogosphere.
As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads.
I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years back. I don’t see it around enough! It’s a sad book, but so worth reading.
This book was beautifully written!
Alison Rattle is so underrated! I’d recommend all of her books for beautifully written historical fiction.
Some beautiful characters are within these pages. I adored this story.
You might know Alex through her YA and middle grade reads, but she has written some stonking adult fiction too. This is great for those that love fairy tales.
This was such a unique read!
I thought this was a brilliant read. It reaches different ages too as my Gran loved it!
This is quite possibly my favourite chick-lit. I love Paige Toon’s writing!
I definitely judged this book by its cover. I thought it was going to be a New Adult/Fifty Shades book… it wasn’t.
Tell me about your hidden gems. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
How did I get it?:
I bought it!
It’s 1945, and Lorna Anderson’s life on her father’s farm in Scotland consists of endless chores and rationing, knitting Red Cross scarves, and praying for an Allied victory. So when Paul Vogel, a German prisoner of war, is assigned as the new farmhand, Lorna is appalled. How can she possibly work alongside the enemy when her own brothers are risking their lives for their country?
But as Lorna reluctantly spends time with Paul, she feels herself changing. The more she learns about him—from his time in the war to his life back home in Germany—the more she sees the boy behind the soldier. Soon Lorna is battling her own warring heart. Loving Paul could mean losing her family and the life she’s always known. With tensions rising all around them, Lorna must decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice before the end of the war determines their fate.
I have read so many books about World War II so I always get very excited when new books come out. Imagine my excitement when I heard about Wait For Me which was YA based. I do love YA and I’m not afraid to admit it!
Wait For Me centres around Lorna who lives on a farm in Scotland. It is 1945 and alongside going to school, Lorna is helping her father on the farm whilst her two brothers are fighting in the war. Life changes for Lorna and hr family when Paul, a German prisoner of war is sent to help at the farm. Lorna is very hesitant at first, but over time she learns more and more about Paul and finds herself falling for him. This is a dangerous relationship, but Lorna is completely drawn to Paul.
I absolutely devoured this book. I loved Lorna and thought she was such a great character. I loved her determination and her acceptance of Paul as he was. Paul is completely likeable as well. I loved how Caroline Leech portrayed his story and showed the reader his history. They were a likeable, believable romance. As well as Lorna and Paul, there were some more fabulous characters. I really liked Nellie, who helped them on the farm. I also enjoyed reading about Lorna’s dad.
This story is definitely more about the romance and not so heavy on the World War II content. It is there, but it’s more about the relationship developing between Lorna and Paul. So if you’re into romantic historical fiction then this book could be for you!
Would I recommend it?:
A sweet WWII romance. A fantastic debut!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten new to me authors that I read in 2017.
As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!
I had been meaning to read this book for ages and 2017 was the year I finally got around to it. A stunning read!
I absolutely loved this unique read about a girl who could not speak due to her disability and found out about an awful crime.
This book divided me. I loved but hated it in parts!
I am excited to read more from B.A. Paris as I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
This wasn’t the ‘wow’ book that I wanted it to be, but it was still a decent read!
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. I do love a thriller though!
This book was such a good find! I was completely captivated by it.
A fabulously dark YA thriller!
Heather’s book was fabulous. It’s been on my radar for a while now. I’m glad I got around to it in 2017.
I can’t wait to read more from C.L Taylor. A very engaging read.
Who did you discover in 2017? Let me know. Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! Happy New Year to all of you!
I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!
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NOW–Geekerella– Ashley Poston– I have heard so many wonderful things about this book, so I’m excited to read it.
THEN– Holes– Louis Sachar– I was really impressed by this book! I was told to read it by the Year 6 children in my school! Hopefully a review will be out sometime next week!
NEXT– Wait For Me- Caroline Leech– This book has been on my TBR forever, so I’m excited to finally get around to it.
What are you reading this week? Let me know!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a TBR list. I love these lists because they give me encouragement to read a book at a certain time! I don’t always keep to them, but on my Autumn/Fall list I managed to read them all! 🙂 These books aren’t necessarily seasonal, just books I want to get around to this Winter.
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The Names They Gave Us- Emery Lord
I have loved everything that Emery Lord has written so far, but for some reason hadn’t got around to this book yet! That must be rectified!
Girl In Pieces- Kathleen Glasgow
I’ve heard amazing things about this book too. I need to read it this winter.
A Quiet Kind Of Thunder- Sara Barnard
I enjoy Sara Barnard’s writing!
Geekerella- Ashley Poston
I have heard wonderful things about this book seeing it raved about all over the blogosphere.
Wait For Me- Caroline Leech
I’m intrigued by this book!
Watching Edie- Camilla Way
I had to have a thriller in there somewhere. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I really like them!
Windfall- Jennifer E. Smith
I haven’t read Jennifer E. Smith in a while, so I’m intrigued to see if I still enjoy her writing.
All That She Can See- Carrie Hope Fletcher
I hear that this is a little magical. I like magical reads.
Literally- Lucy Keating
Not one I know a lot about, but I’m intrigued!
The Girlfriend- Michelle Francis
Another thriller. I like to mix genres in a TBR list.
What are you hoping to read this Winter? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!
I love Kasie West’s writing. It’s the sort of book I will read when I’m super busy and I need something light!
I’ve heard great things about this book already! I’m excited to get stuck into it.
Received as a present:
I received this book as part of my monthly present (for a year) from Mr B’s Emporium in Bath. I had heard of this book before but never picked it up.
I was recommended this book on a recent Top Ten Tuesday list. My sister had a copy which she brought this weekend for me to read sometime soon!
I love Julia Crouch’s writing so I’m looking forward to reading this book!
This is a collection of short stories. Beth really enjoyed it so I’m going to give it a go!
Another recommendation from Beth! I’m so lucky to have a bookish sister!
What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! 🙂 Feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by. Happy Reading! 😀