Top Ten Tuesday | Places in Books We’d Love to Live

Welcome to today’s Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is places in books we’d love to live. Here are ten books set from Alaska to Georgia, India to Northern Africa, and many places in between.

Do you have a book set in a favorite location? Tell us below or join the conversation over on That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday | Books On Our Spring 2021 TBR

Welcome to today’s Top Ten Tuesday post! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is about books on our Spring 2021 To-Be-Read list. Here are some of our most-anticipated reads releasing March, April, or May:

What books are you looking forward to reading over the next few months? Tell us below or join the conversation over on That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Characters Whose Jobs I Wish I Had

Today’s Top Ten prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl is all about the jobs held by the characters in the stories we read. I asked this question of my fellow Diversity Between the Pages contributors and together we created our top ten list of favorite jobs held by diverse characters.

  1. Nurse – Pecca Gallegos in Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters.
  2. K-9 Officer – FBI Agent Julianne Martinez in Sheriff by Laura Scott.
  3. Hostage Negotiator – FBI Special Agent April Ramos in Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills.
  4. Dive Team Investigator – Gabe Chavez in One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn.
  5. Boardinghouse Owner – Millie Middleton in The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark.
  6. Ballerina – Octavia Ricci in The Price of Dreams by Toni Shiloh.
  7. Detective – Amara Alvarez in Collision of Lies by Tom Threadgill.
  8. Firefighter – Omar Young in An Unlikely Proposal by Toni Shiloh.
  9. Outdoors Store Owner – Tomás Santos in A Future for His Twins by Susanne Dietze.
  10. Diner Owner – Piper Miller in Alaskan Christmas Redemption by Belle Calhoune.

Tell us below – What character’s job intrigues you the most?

For more lists of characters and their jobs, visit That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Mardi Gras Style

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

I thought it would be fun to join The Artsy Reader Girl‘s Top Ten Tuesday prompt of Mardi Gray style covers since I have family in New Orleans.

I decided to do 12 instead of ten just so it would be even :). Click on the picture to be taken to Goodreads.

Let’s see if I can pick some interesting covers. 😉


Purple

Green

Gold


Post by contributor Toni Shiloh

Top Ten Tuesday: Diverse Romance Books

This week for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, we’re exploring romance stories. These books are either written by diverse authors or feature diverse characters. Have you read any of these or are any on your to-be-read list?

You can join the conversation at That Artsy Reader Girl or tell us in the comments what are your favorite romance stories by diverse authors or ones with diverse characters.

Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Cover Love

For Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, today is a Holiday/Seasonal topic featuring snowy, wintery, cozy cover scenes. I scanned the backlist of several authors we’ve featured here on Diversity Between the Pages to bring you a Wintery Cover Collage.

Don’t those covers make you want to curl up with a good book? Do you have a book with a favorite winter/Christmas scene? Visit That Artsy Reader Girl to join the conversation!

Top Ten Non-Bookish Hobbies

Here at Diversity Between the Pages, we love books. We love reading books, talking about books, writing books, buying books, anything involving books. However, today’s Top-Ten prompt from That Artsy Reader Girl asks about our non-bookish hobbies.

To help you get to know us better, I asked the contributors to Diversity Between the Pages what their hobbies are. You know, the ones that don’t involve books.

“I don’t understand the question.”

~ Diversity Between the Pages Contributor

Like I said, we all love books and many of us love books so much they are even a part of our careers. So it took some thinking on our part to come up with non-bookish hobbies that aren’t only ones our favorite characters happen to enjoy.

Here are our top ten answers:

  1. Crafting. The variety is endless: sewing, quilting, hand-embroidery, knitting, crocheting, making earrings
  2. Cooking/Baking. Personally, my creative side often emerges in the kitchen.
  3. Walking Outside. With the dog.
  4. Photography.
  5. Playing video, tablet, or phone games.
  6. Gardening.
  7. Watching Movies.
  8. Puzzles.
  9. Visiting historic homes/museums/botanical gardens/parks.
  10. Researching family genealogy.

And, of course, consuming our preferred brand of coffee, tea, or other such beverage.

Tell us below – What are your favorite non-bookish hobbies?

For more non-bookish hobbies, visit That Artsy Reader Girl.

Books That Make Me Smile

Happy Tuesday! For this Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, I have compiled a list of 10 books that make me smile.

The Truth About Fame by Toni Shiloh. I love her chick flick series and enjoy reading about Holiday, Tori, and Octavia.

An Uncommon Beauty by Kari Trumbo. I read a sample of this book and have read it.

Drums of Changes by Janette Oke. I loved reading Jeanette Oke’s books, including Drums of Change, when I was a child. 

Tropical Kiss and Tell by Liwen Y Ho. It’s a cute story about the guy falling in love with the girl next door. 

Deadly Connection by Lenora Worth. Belle Montera’s 4 legged partner is adorable. 

The Practice of Prying by Christy Barritt. Elliot Ransom, who works for a PI firm, is always getting into something when she investigates. Wonder what she’s going to get herself into next?

 A Handful of Hope by Elizabeth Maddrey. The couple on the cover looks adorable and David kissing Jen is sweet.

Deadly Isle by Dani Pettrey. The cover grabbed my attention, and I was drawn into the story immediately. 

Sushi for One by Camy Tang. I love eating sushi so this book appealed to me or my love for sushi.

An Informal Date by Heather Gray. I got hooked onto her Informal Romance books on Kindle Unlimited, and I love coffee (okay, I’m more of a frappuccino person).

Have you read any of these books? What books make you smile?


Post by Contributor Allyson

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to my To-Be-Read List

Top Ten Tuesday is turning 10! This week’s topic is any past topic, so I chose Most Recent Additions to my To-Be-Read List.

As an avid reader, I am always adding new titles to my TBR list. Sometimes I choose a book because I’ve heard a lot about it. sometimes because it’s by a favorite author. And other times because I simply intrigued. In light of recent events in the United States, several authors, publishers, and bookstores have provided lists of Authors of Color and specifically Black Authors. What a treasure trove! And what an opportunity to support these writers! I scoured these lists looking for new-to-me authors, especially in genres I particularly enjoy. Here’s a sampling of the books I’m excited about:

Novella Collections

I love short stories and novellas. It’s a wonderful way to be introduced to a variety of new authors, many of whom also have full length novels. One of my favorite short story series is the Novella Collections produced by Barbour Publishing. These three novellas are at the top of my TBR List.

1. The Bakery Bride by Cecelia Dowdy in The Underground Railroad Brides

2. Lessons of the Heart by Terri J. Haynes in A Teacher’s Heart

3. The Elusive Heiress by Noelle Marchand in The Runaway Brides

Historical Romance

If you hadn’t noticed from my choice of novellas, I love history, which makes Historical Romance one of my most loved genres. Here are several books I’ve added to my TBR List.

4. The Preacher’s Promise (Home to Milford College, #1) by Piper Huguley

5. A Quiet Strength (Salis House Plantation, #1) by Embassie Susberry

6. An Agent for Arielle (The Pinkerton Matchmaker, #12) by Parker J. Cole

Contemporary Romance

Since history is not always everyone’s favorite, it’s hard to beat a sweet contemporary romance as the perfect, relaxing read. Here are two that caught my attention to add to my TBR List.

7. Love in Pictures by Alexis A. Goring

8. Kiss and ‘Telle? by Nadine C. Keels

Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I especially love Christmas stories. Here’s one I added to my TBR list.

9. Deck the Shelves (Heartfalls #1) Toni Shiloh

Children’s

All the authors thus far are new-to-me authors, so I saved this final addition to my TBR List for someone who is not a new-to-me author. In fact, she is a friend of mine and one of the most amazing women I know. Her children’s book Different Like Me releases in August and it is at the top of my list to buy for my two kiddos. I cannot wait to read it.

10. Different Like Me (August 4, 2020) Xochitl Dixon

For other Top Ten lists, visit That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Ten Tuesday: Diverse Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Happy Tuesday, friends! Welcome to June! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Today’s topic is Books that Give Off Summer Vibes! So, I give you, in no particular order, my list of Ten Diverse Books that Give Off Summer vibes! Enjoy! 

(Click on cover photo to go to the book’s Amazon page)


A Proxy Wedding by Toni Shiloh

Novelly Upon a Time (Book Nerds and Boyfriends Collection #3) by Sarah Monzon


Love Me (Chapel Cove Romances #2) by Alexa Verde


If Only in My Dreams (Seven Brides, Seven Brothers, #5) by Belle Calhoune


A Song for the Stars by Ilima Todd *Clean read

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The Bashful Bride (Advertisements for Love #2) by Vanessa Riley

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Love in Pictures by Alexis A. Goring

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Her Hidden Hope (Colorado Grooms #4) by Jill Lynn

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Predestined Love By Marshalee Patterson

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Know You More by Jan Thompson



Post by contributor Caitlyn Santi


Did any of the books on this list catch your interest? Do you have a favorite diverse book that gives off summer vibes?

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