Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books I've received as gifts

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly theme hosted by the Broke & the Bookish. Feel free to join in.

This week's topic is the top ten books that I wouldn't mind Santa bringing this year. There's one problem with that - almost all of the books I want aren't published yet. So I changed it to the top ten books I've received as gifts from the time I was little to now. And Harry Potter isn't on this list because I never got the books as Christmas presents. I'd buy them myself.

1. The Little House on the Prairie Boxed Set by Laura Ingalls Wilder - I loved these growing up. Still have them.


My copies look about like this!
2. The Christy Miller Series, at least books 1-5  by Robin Jones Gunn - I cannot promote these books enough. These are perfect for any teen/pre-teen girl. I've known adults who enjoy them too.



The covers have changed about 4 times. These are my favorite covers, but not the ones I have.
3. The Californians by Lori Wick - These books include Whatever Tomorrow Brings, As Time Goes By, Donovan's Daughter. They still rank among my favorites by Lori.


4. The Polar Express by Chris van Alsburg - I'm pretty sure I got this as a gift while I was in college. Love this book.


5.  The Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oke - I remember kidnapping them off of Mom's bookshelf when I was in 4th or 5th grade. Needless to say, I found them under the Christmas tree soon after.


6. The Canadian West Series by Janette Oke - Another series I loved while growing up. I'm aware that there are now a book 5 & 6 to this series that focus on Elizabeth & Wynn's children. But I didn't want to include them, though I have the books.


Not the covers I have.
7. The Appomattox Saga by Gilbert Morris - I'm not sure how many of the 10 books I received for Christmas, but I loved them.


Could't find all of the covers.
8. The Danielle Ross Mysteries by Gilbert Morris - I loved mysteries, and still do. I think I still have this series around somewhere.



9. Down With Love - This is the book based on the movie. My old roommate gave me the book because she couldn't find the movie ANYWHERE. But I love it.



10. A Passion Most Pure & A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman - True, I bought these with gift cards to LifeWay I received that year. But I count them as Christmas gifts.

3 comments:

  1. Fun switch up, Dawn! Aw, 'Little House.' Those are classics in their own right and definitely worth having. I'm not sure that I have the whole series, so I should check on that. :)

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    1. Thanks Rissi! It was either come up with books I received for Christmas or something totally different. You should totally check on the Little House books. Mine are in my closet at the moment.

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  2. That Little House collection would be a fantastic addition to anyone's library. :)

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