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.


  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. :)

    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.

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

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