The Pros and Cons of Free Books & Unboxing {Vlog}

It’s another Thursday morning – my favorite blogging day of the week. I have so much fun working on these vlogs and I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.

I was away from home for a couple of days, so therefore I didn’t film this vlog until last night. I don’t generally (ever?) film at night, so it was a bit different for me and I had to edit out a lot of stuff that didn’t make sense. ūüėČ

Have a great day, y’all!

Books I Didn’t Think I’d Like {Top Ten Tuesday}

Today I’m joining The Broke and Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday link-up. The theme for today is:¬†Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into/Thought Weren’t My Style, But Ended Up Liking.¬†

  1. Dangerous Love by Ray Norman (Nonfiction)
    Forgiving the man who shot you and your daughter? Wow. Captivating and inspiring. (After you get past the info dump at the beginning.) See My Review 
  2. Out of the Depths by Edgar USMC Harrell (Nonfiction)
    A WW2 account at its finest Рa sunken ship, surviving way too long at sea, and being heroes.
     See My Review 
  3. Christian’s Hope by¬†Ervin Stutzman¬†(Fiction)
    I was unimpressed with this book until a friend mentioned it was based on a true story. The I was quite intrigued. (Amish captured by Indians? How did I never know about that?) See My Review
  4. Hand of Providence by Mary Beth Brown (Nonfiction)
    My mom highly recommended this book, so I wanted to read it, but I never expected it to draw me in so completely. Just thinking about it makes me want to re-read it. See My Review 
  5. Ready or Not by Chautona Havig (Fiction)
    This book has way too many characters which made it difficult to get into, but after months I finally got caught up in the story and devoured the series. See My Review
  6. My Daughter’s Legacy¬†by¬†Mindy Starns Clark¬†&¬†¬†Leslie Gould¬†(Fiction)
    For some reason this book looked boring (#oops), but literally, as soon as I began reading I was hooked. See My Review
  7. A Reluctant Melody by Sandra Ardoin (Fiction)
    I really dislike the cover and so nearly didn’t give the book a try. And, although this isn’t a story I would ever gush over/highly recommend, I did like it a lot.¬†See My Review
  8. Rule of Law by Randy Singer (Fiction)
    This was an unfamiliar genre for me (Thriller), so I was a little bit nervous. The book rocked. Just finished it and haven’t been able to form a full opinion for a review yet.
  9. The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson (Fiction)
    Another unfamiliar genre (Fairytale Retelling), but one I’ve wanted to try for a long time. I’m intrigued by the idea of retellings, but I don’t want too¬†much romance, ya know?¬†See My Review
  10. Unplanned by Alana Terry (Fiction)
    Yet another unfamiliar genre (Suspense) РI guess these past few months were good for trying new genres? This book was one I did not want to put down at all. See My Review

Have you read any of these books? What are some books you didn’t think you’d like but were pleasantly surprised by?

Plus, y’all should totally check out this cool give away going on over at WriteMind. You can see me opening (and gushing) over my WriteMind Planner on my Youtube Channel. It’s really a fantastic writing tool, and they have¬†free shipping¬†for the next few days. Totally cool!