Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread (I am hopeful this book will shame me into reading more books that I own. I need more time, guys!!!)
(These are in no particular order. I am so ashamed!)
1. Scarlett by Marissa Meyer
2. The Lily of the Nile series by Stephanie Dray
3. The Rome Series by Kate Quinn
3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
4. Arranged by Catherine McKenzie
5. All of Michelle Moran's backlist after I read Madame Tussaud.
6. The Paris Wife by Paula McClain
7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
8. Capital Girls by Ella Monroe
9. Hemingway's Girl by Erica Robuck
10. The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean
First Chapter First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea
"The snap of the first shot breaks open the afternoon. I squeeze my eyes shut and wait for the second one, ears strained against the silence. Seven rifles have come together as one, in salute of Finn. With the second crack, I open my eyes and focus on the youngest of the riflemen, who stands on the end. His gloved hands had trembled as he'd lifted his rifle, but now they are steady, firm. A third shot. Rifles are brought back to the shoulders of their bearers, and the general bends, fingers brushing the grass, and picks up three of the gleaming spent shells. I stand there, stiff as the troopers, while my aunt cries softly beside me"
Would you keep reading?