ten books that SHOULD be on your our TBR | and of course i've already read them all

My To Be Read pile is growing so much I can't keep up with it. My Already Read pile...well, it's takin' a little longer.

I've read many amazing books in my time. I haven't read as many horrible ones as good ones. It's mostly good ones. That's why it was actually quite easy for me to come up with ten books that SHOULD be on your TBR. Keep in mind that I am a fangirl of all of these books and that I may rant for a while on each one. You never know. Sometimes I'm so shocked I'm speechless and others I could talk for hours about that book. I am unpredictable.

1. Dana's Valley (Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan)

I've always been a fan of Janette Oke, but seriously. Dana's Valley blew every other book she's ever written out of the water and into the desert.

I cried, I laughed, I fell so in love with the characters that when something bad happened to them I would tear up. When I was half-way through the book I felt like I'd lived with the characters forever and when I was finished I was crying because I wanted more. I wanted more of the book but it was over. I had read it all. And it all broke my heart.

Yeah. Read this book. Right now. I DARE you.

2. Keeper of the Lost Cities Series (Shannon Messenger)

No. Words. Mouth. Paralyzed. CANNOT SPEAK OF THESE BOOKS' EXPLICIT AWESOMENESS. I'm sure you've read them and if you haven't well...go read them now.

3. Left to Die (Ivy Rose)

This is only one of the books by Ivy Rose that I just HAD to feature in this post. It is about a missionary in China who discovers a baby left to die in the trash. It's very heartwarming and a good read for all ages. :)

4. Dandelion Dust (Faith L. Potts)

Another book that made me cry...I made that mock cover up there for this post because she doesn't have an official one. Dandelion Dust will be release in June sometime and I am SO EXCITED!!

5. The Old River Road (Ivy Rose)

Another book by Ivy Rose (yayayayayay!!!). This one was released a year earlier than Left to Die, and it is about her great grandmother and how she got married and traveled West.

6. A Question of Honor (Jesseca Wheaton)

And...words have failed me again. This is an amazing book set in WWII about a grown man and a little girl. I beta-read for Jesseca for this book, and even before it was edited and everything, I loved it.

7. The Mysterious Benedict Society Series (Trenton Lee Stewart)

Ok, ok. Maybe I haven't read all the books in this series (yet), but the first one was very good. This is more of a middle grade kind of series, but I think YA readers would like it, too.

8. The Tales of Faith Series (Amanda Tero)

I beta-read for the first book in this series, Befriending the Beast, and have already read an Advanced Review Copy for the second, The Secret Slipper. The Secret Slipper will be releasing on May 25th.

9. Martin Hospitality (Abigayle Claire)

*major fangirling* Martin Hospitality is such an amazing book!!! I advise you all to read it at once or suffer my wrath. *brandishes sword* GO BUY IT NOW. IT CAME OUT IN FEBRUARY. YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE IT IN YOUR HANDS RIGHT NOW. IF YOU DON’T GO ORDER IT. All the characters are so real (if only they were real...), the settings made me feel like I was actually in Kansas with the characters, and I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH. Abi. You are an amazing writer. Martin Hospitality will definitely be on the NYT Best Selling List. Yup. It will. Because it’s awesome. And you’re awesome. Just. Plain. Awesome.

10. The Samantha Sanderson Series (Robin Caroll)

These are middle grade books as well, so I don't know that you would like it if you are used to YA books. I read them when I was eleven and I loved them, so if you're around that age I think you will too. :)
Have you ever read any of these books? Which books in this list would you like to read? What are some books on your TBR list?


  1. Haha, we have different reading styles! I'm more of a YA reader and I don't like historical fiction that much (THAT MUCH -- I still like it!), but I DEFINITELY agree with KOTLC and MBS! I still need to read Lodestar though... *cries* And I started rereading MBS in January, but I haven't been able to finish it yet! :(

    1. Yes, we do! I really like most genres (except for horror and erotic and, ya know, stuff like that). YES GOOOOO KOTLC. Those are my favorite books of all time. ALL. TIME. I still need to read Lodestar as well...it's SO expensive and my library doesn't have it yet. I started around February. Have you read the second book yet? I still need to. :)


    Hey, girl, thanks so much for your comments on my blog, and for the 100th follow! You are so sweet! I just clicked follow on your blog here, and I am sure I will never regret it! You have a lovely place here!


    1. Aren't they, though? :D

      You are welcome! I am glad that I could help such an amazing blog reach it's goal. Aww, thanks! You're very sweet! I LOVE the name of your blog, by the way. It sounds like something I've heard before... :) Maybe a ship or something? I can't remember. :P

  3. EEPPSS! Lots of good books! :D I've read "Dana's Valley" (literally cried), "Left to Die", "The Old River Road", "A Question of Honor", the Tales of Faith books, and "Martin Hospitality". All sooo good!

    Thank you sooo much fo featuring "Dandelion Dust", Anika! :)

    1. All of them are amazing!!! Including Dandelion Dust. GAH I AM LITERALLY SO EXCITED TO SEE THE ACTUAL COVER.

  4. kotlc and tmbs are the greates MG books ever. Not kidding.


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