Top 5 Tuesday | Rewind – Books I Don’t Talk Enough About

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme started by Bionic Book Worm, and this week’s topic is Books I Don’t Talk About Enough. I know there are a lot of books that come up over and over again on my blog through memes and lists, but some books just don’t fit the meme or the list, and sometimes another book just outshines it enough to take the spotlight. Today I’m going to highlight some books I don’t talk about enough on my blog.

  

 

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young – Admittedly this book has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years – just none from me. I loved this book so much that I couldn’t even write a review for it. I hope to remedy that some day, but for now, I just have to bask in my love for this book knowing it turns me into so much mush that I can’t write a coherent review.

Beautiful Bad Man by Ellen O’Connell – Honestly, Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold beats this book by a hair as my favorite Ellen O’Connell, so that’s the one I seem to mention the most. But Beautiful Bad Man is such a close second that I really should keep track and switch off mentions. It’s a stunning story of love and redemption, and if you’re a fan of historical western and tough times, you need to pick this one up. It will become an instant favorite.

Love Comes Softly by Janette Oak – I remember starting this series when I was laid up with a sprained ankle, and I loved every minute of it. It was such a beautiful story of faith and family, and I can’t wait until I have the time to re-read the entire series.

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught – Once again, this is a book that is just overshadowed by another historical romance the author wrote. But a Goodreads friend recently reread this, and my timeline was flooded with updates from her. Not gonna lie – jealousy reared its ugly head. I remember loving this to bits and reading it more than once. But at this point, it would be like reading a brand new book again. One that I already know I’ll love.

Night Whispers by Judith McNaught – I don’t know why I don’t talk about this book more; it’s tied with Paradise as my favorite Judith McNaught contemporary. I think Paradise just edges it out by fragmenting my heart into more pieces than Night Whispers. Either way, it’s clear a re-read of Judith McNaught’s entire back list is in order.

You just read about some books I don’t talk about nearly enough, if at all, on my blog, but definitely need more attention. I would love to know some books you love but don’t often mention.

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  1. Sophia Rose says:

    Now, this Top 5 would give me pause. I have no idea what books I would pick, but I would definitely do it. 🙂 Love old Love Comes Softly series and the Judith McNaughts. 🙂

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    1. It’s so easy sometimes to just overlook some books in conversation and then kick yourself later for missing out on an opportunity to pimp them!

      Yes – I loved the Janette Oak books so much. I binge read the series. And Judith McNaught -can you say emotional overload? LOL

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  2. Welcome and thanks for joining us 🙂 I haven’t read any of these books but I’ve heard so many good things about Judith McNaught and really need to get to her books one of these days!
    Thanks so much for participating and I’ve added you to the participants list!

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    1. Her books pack such an emotional punch, but her contemporaries are a product of the time they were written, so it’s best to know that before you start.

      Thank you! 🙂

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  3. On Dublin Street is one that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for several years and just never got around to reading. I’ve actually been considering adding it to the donate/give away stack but now I’m rethinking that.

    Btw, I love how you said you loved it too much to review it. Yes! I totally get that! I have several books that I have yet to review simply because I loved them so much. And I have no idea how to express it properly or even do the book justice.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. Oh, man. It’s so hard to know how to express my love for On Dublin Street. The heroine is very hit or miss for people, but there was just something about her that resonated with me! I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  4. Birdie says:

    I’m not surprised to see Judith McNaught on your list. I know how much you love her books. Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold is on my Beat the Backlist for this year, specifically because you love it so much. I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

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    1. If you get to it later in the year, let me know. I am going to read her back list after I finish the White Trash Zombie series. 🙂

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      1. Birdie says:

        Sweet! I definitely will!

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  5. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I loved On Dublin Street but I have never read anything by Judith McNaught. Now I will have to look into her books 😉

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    1. Judith McNaught is one of my favorites, but her books are definitely a reflection of the time they were written. Things were a lot different 20 years ago!

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      1. Beware Of The Reader says:

        Oh yes that’s true 😉

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  6. I have heard great things about On Dublin Street, but I haven’t read it. I read another book by the author but I didn’t love it so I am a little hesitant.

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    1. I understand your hesitancy with this author. On Dublin Street is one of my favorite reads of all time, but I have either not liked or been very lukewarm about everything she has written since. It’s frustrating – because of my love for On Dublin Street, I just can’t give her up.

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