Top 10 Tuesday — Back To School!

30 Aug

Thanks to the folks at The Broke And The Bookish for weekly hosting Top 10 Tuesday. This week is the Back To School Top 10. To find out what other bloggers are posting, click HERE.


School has been back in session since the last week in July here in middle Georgia. So, so glad that I don’t have any more kids in school! Oh wait, I do! My youngest son started his first year of Law School two weeks ago. My other two children have both completed Master’s degrees and on their way to outstanding careers. Yeah, I’m a bit proud!

When I read this week’s theme, I just couldn’t get the classic song Don’t Know Much out of my head. Here’s my list in tribute to that Sam Cooke classic.

The Don’t Know Much, Back To School Top 14

Don’t know much about ย . . .

History. I really liked European history in school. American history, not so much. So here are a few books that feature those things I didn’t pay attention to in class.

Washington’s Lady by Nancy Moser (pre and post-Revolutionary War)

Burning Sky by Lori Benton (post-Revolutionary War)

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot (Civil War)

Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin (Civil War, Women’s Suffrage, Prohibition)


Biology. When I think of biology, I think of the birds and bees. When I think of the birds and bees, I think great romances. Here are some that fit that title.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt

The Dandelion Field by Kathryn Springer

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck


Science Books. Science? Yick! I glazed over in my HS Chemistry class and I didn’t even attempt Physics. Here are four novels that involve science but didn’t make me glaze over!

Bad Ground by Dale Cramer (mining)

Critical Reaction by Todd M. Johnson (nuclear energy)

Maximal Reserve by Sam Batterman (petroleum exploration)

Undetected by Dee Henderson (sonar)


The French I Took. This may be because I took Spanish. LOL! The only French word I can say with confidence isย oui! These books set in France deserve a definite oui, oui!

My Brother’s Crown by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould (17th century)

Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot (WWII)

Two Crosses by Elizabeth Musser (Algerian Civil War)


What are some of your favorite school books?

8 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Back To School!”

  1. Carrie August 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    LOL LOL this is an awesome Top Ten Tuesday post, Beckie! I chuckled all the way through it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • rbclibrary August 30, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

      Thanks Carrie! I didn’t know what else to do! Glad you got a couple of giggles from it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Barbara H. August 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    I need to put Washingtonโ€™s Lady on my TBR list. I have Though Waters Roar on my Kindle app. LOVED Undetected! Did not love The Wedding Dress – maybe you’ll enjoy it more than I did.

    • rbclibrary August 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

      Nancy Moser is one of my favorite authors. I have several that I need to read though. I did like the Wedding Dress. It’s probably my favorite by Hauck.

  3. Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf August 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

    This is such a neat way to do this topic. Now I have that song stuck in my head too! Haha. I love books set in Europe so I will have to check out your French set titles ๐Ÿ™‚

    My TTT:

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2016 at 7:07 am #

      Sorry about that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Elizabeth Musser is one of my all time favorite authors. She is a Georgia girl born and bred, but her novels, including those set in Atlanta, often have a French connection. She and her husband live in France and serve with International Teams. Be sure to check out her website. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      • Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf August 31, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

        Thanks so much for the info on Elizabeth Musser. She sounds like a neat person. Checking out her website now ๐Ÿ™‚ And adding her to my TBR too!

      • rbclibrary August 31, 2016 at 1:29 pm #


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