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My Top Ten Favorite Books – Collab with Lizzie Marr


Hey friends!

My sister Lizzie got a blog very recently, and we decided it would be fun to do a collab together! If you haven’t seen her blog yet, it’s called Life with Liz. Go check it out!

In these posts Lizzie and I are going to be sharing our top 10 favorite books, not an easy task. I try to be very sparing with which books I put into my official favorites list, but still, it’s more than ten. 😂 You can see my entire favorites shelf on Goodreads HERE. 🙂

But for now, I’m going to work on choosing my ten absolute favorite, out of all of my favorites. XD

  1. Hiding in the Light by Rifqa Bary
Christian, Non-fiction, Biography

I read this book very recently, and loved it SO much! I love reading stories of muslims who come to know Christ. The writing style of this autobiography was amazing, reading more like a fascinating novel than a true story. I almost couldn’t put it down! Rifqa’s testimony is so incredible and encouraging. ❤

2. Volition by Chautona Havig

Christian, Sci-fi, Dystopian

A very different style of book from the last one, but also so good. This one just fascinated me sooo much, and the ending was so sweet. I don’t read much in the way of sci-fi, but this one is really good. Even if you don’t like that genre, try reading this book, and you just may find you like it! I don’t even know how to explain what this book is about, lol. XD You can read more about it here.

3. The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth

Classic, fiction, mystery

My friend Kyra gave me this one a couple of years ago, and I’m so glad, because I and my entire family absolutely love it! I’ve read it at least 3 times, once aloud to my sisters. And now my sister Lizzie is reading it to the rest of my siblings who haven’t yet heard it. So yeah, it’s been loved. 😄

4. The Lost Art of True Beauty – The Set Apart Girl’s Guide to Feminine Grace by Leslie Ludy

Christian life, non-fiction

I would recommend this to every Christian teen girl, as well as anything else by Leslie and Eric Ludy. This book has been very helpful to me in the past years, and I still frequently go back and read it for the reminder. (Also check out Set Apart Femininity by the same author.)

5. Evidence not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose

Christian, Autobiography

This book is awesome for anyone who loves WWII or missionary stories, like me. Darlene’s story is so amazing and encouraging!

6. Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

Mystery, contemporary fiction, Christian

This book was an awesome start to an awesome series. So far I’ve read the first four, and can’t wait to read the rest very soon. The first book is my favorite of the series so far, but the whole thing is definitely recommended if you like mystery and stories having to do with spies and the FBI. So much fun!

7. The Minstrel by Malachi Cyr

Historical fiction, adventure

Another book that has been well loved by my entire family. The plot, the character development, the length, and everything about it is awesome! XD 😀 Plus, historical fiction is one of my top favorite genres, so. 😀

8. The Star Under the City by Maggie Joy

Historical fiction, WWII

Another historical fiction, and WWII book. As I said, I really love stories set during and around WWII. The characters in this book are so love-able, and *cries* there are some super good and sad scenes in here. Also… isn’t that cover to beautiful…?

(I’m currently lost about which books to include as my last two favorites… Ugh, this is so hard!!! Ok, let’s see….)

9. A Gown of Spanish Lace by Jannette Oke

Christian, historical fiction, romance

Ugh, this one really made me cry!!!! It’s so sad and really good. I’m actually currently in the middle of reading it to my sisters! They’ve been really enjoying it as well. 😀

10. The Lost Clue by Mrs. O.F. Walton

Christian, mystery, fiction

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would getting into it. It’s very whole-some, easy to read, and entertaining. I loved the mystery aspect of it. I’d like to read this one aloud to my siblings sometime. 🙂

Bonus – The Lamplighter by Maria Susan Cummins

Christian, fiction, classics

Sorry, I just had to add one more… XD I haven’t read this one in quite a while. In fact, I never read it, since we don’t own it, but listened to the audio book on librivox. I’d love to actually own a copy sometime!


Whew, that was so hard!! I feel like there are so many books I’m missing… I did my best to pick out my favorites though, and if you’d like to see more, you can check them out here. 🙂

Thank you to Lizzie for doing this fun collab with me!! I can’t wait to see your answers. 😀 Go check them out by clicking the button below!!


Rosy ❤️

Blog Collab with Ani!


Hey all! Over the past week, my new friend, Ani, and I have been working on this blog collab! We had a blast asking and answering each other’s questions, and comparing our answers. Oh, and be sure to check out Ani’s awesome blog, here! 

Ani came up with half of the questions, and I came up with the other half. And we both answered all of them! So, here they are!!!

What are you most afraid of?

Ani: Spiders. For some reason ever since I was little, I have been scared to death of spiders. I do not just dislike them–I am scared of them!

Rosy: Me? Afraid? Just kidding, lol! Well, I’m not sure on one thing I’m scared of more than anything else. But one thing I am afraid of is failure. And rejection… oh wait, that was two things… 😛


If you could choose one country on the world to visit, which would it be?

Ani: I have always thought it would be so cool to go abroad, so definitely Europe. Plus, there is so much history there!

Rosy: There’s quite a few places I’d love to visit. Europe is one of them. It would be so cool to go to London! Russia would be awesome too. So would Australia… 😀


What color do you think looks best on you?

Ani: I would say dark colors look best on me. Specifically navy blue, black, and burgundy.

Rosy: I’d say the color blue. Most of my clothes are either blue or green!!! XD


What kind of shoes do you wear the most?

Ani:  I wear sneakers (like Vans) a lot because they are very comfortable and I walk a lot.

Rosy: I wear canvas shoes or boots a lot, especially in the fall and winter. In the summer I usually wear flip-flops, or just go barefoot! XD


What was the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Ani: I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life (like hiking Rim-River-Rim in the Grand Canyon in just one day when i was 10)! However, the craziest thing I’ve done that I’m most proud of is reading the entire Bible through in just 2 weeks when I was 12 years old. My Sunday school had a competition that whoever read the entire Bible from cover to cover first would win 100 dollars. So while I came away from the competition 100 dollars richer, I also came away 100 times closer in my walk with the Lord–which is the most important!

Rosy: I honestly don’t know… I mean, I never do crazy things. Jk, I probably do. My sister says I do. 😉 Well, one crazy thing I did once, was when my mom told me to throw a banana peel away, I wouldn’t do it, and held it over the trash can for two hours, stubbornly refusing to let go!!! Hopefully I will set your mind at ease when I tell you I was only two! XD


Click “shuffle” on your Youtube playlist, and name the first 3 songs that play.

Ani: I don’t listen to songs on YouTube, however, I listen to Spotify all the time. These are the first three songs off my Spotify playlist: 1.) “Priceless” by For King and Country, 2.) “A Million Dreams” by the Piano Guys, and 3.) “Fight Song/Amazing Grace” by the Piano Guys


He Who is Mighty

Lit High the Name of Jesus

In Times Like These


How many U.S. states have you ever been too?

Ani: Nine. Arizona, California, Wyoming, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Utah.

Rosy: I think 10. 🙂 Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi , Alabama, and Georgia.


Describe the area you live in.

Ani: I live in a very dry, very hot desert. When I look out my windows, I see saguaros and other cactus, mesquite trees, and dirt all surrounded by beautiful, tall mountains! I also see my donkey, and my dogs! :))

Rosy: We live in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. It’s a prairie like area, but surrounded on almost sides by mountains.


Ask a family member or friend to describe you in 4 words. What did they say?

Ani: Determined, Studious, Focused, Diligent.

Rosy: I asked my friend, and she said, “talkative, fun, ornery, and sweet. In other words: A really good friend.

Oh whew, that was not as bad I thought it might be! 😛 Except for the ornery. Hmmm, I have no clue where she got that… 😉


Do you like snakes?

Ani: They’re okay. I don’t hate them but I don’t love them either.

Rosy: Actually, I kinda do like small, non-venomous snakes. I really want a pet Garter Snake! And it would be so cool to at least touch a Giant Anaconda, lol!


This snake was in our tree. It was sooo fun to photograph!!!

Would you rather wear shoes every single second for the rest of your life or never be allowed to wear shoes ever again?

Ani: I would rather always have to wear shoes. I am a wimp when it comes to walking barefoot.

Rosy: That’s a bit hard, because I go barefoot so often in the summer, but I think I’d rather wear shoes all the time.


What was the last thing that you did for the first time?

Ani: I flew in an airplane for the first time about a month and a half ago!! (It was a private plane flown by my friend’s dad).

Rosy: Well, I’m doing a blog collab for the first time right now… 😉


What’s the first thing you do when you are bored?

Ani: Me? Bored? Haha, I’m just kidding XD. I think I probably either pick up a book, or my tablet (I’m sorry–that is 2 answers!).

Rosy: Read a book or go outside and take pictures… 😀


If you could have dinner with any three people from history, who would they be?

Ani: Desmond Doss, George Washington, and Esther.

Rosy: Haha, wow, good question! And hard! Hmmm… George Washington… Oh, can I do Bible characters? It would be sooo amazing to talk to Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 And Joseph. 🙂 

If you were given a million dollars today, how would you spend it?

Ani: I would buy the last 5 books I need to complete the Mandie series by Lois Gladys Leppard (I have been wanting to complete this series for ever!) and save the rest for a car, college, etc.

Rosy: Cool! XD I would buy a really good camera, and some photography equipment, and save the rest.

If you had to make an alias, what would your name be?

Ani: Hmmm…I really like my name, but if I was forced to come up with an alias, I might pick Keanna  (pronounced Kee-o-nu) since it is my pen name!

Rosy: Um, never thought about it. :/ like, I honestly never have… I like my name… XD


If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ani: THM Cinnamon Bundt Cake (it’s a sugar free and gluten free bundt cake that my mom makes that is literally the BEST thing EVER!! You can definitely not tell that it has no sugar and is healthy for you!)

Rosy: Ew, I hope that never happens… Maybe salad? It’s healthy, yummy, and I wouldn’t get sick of it too fast.


If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?

Ani: Unlimited books, wishes, and love.

Rosy: If a genie granted me any wishes, I would be shocked and horrified!!! But hmmm, 3 wishes… I’d wish for a better camera with equipment. All the books on my wishlist. Aaaand… A lifetime supply of wishes! 😛 XD 😉


If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you have wanted to see?

Ani: I would have loved to watch Jesus walk on water! I bet that would have been the coolest thing!

Rosy: Good question. I guess there are a lot of things I would have loved to have watched. I’ve always wondered what the parting of the Red Sea was like… That’d be so cool to see!!!


What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

Ani: Well, I have eaten crickets and menudo before…and…are you ready for this?….I am not proud of it…dog poop. When I was around 3, my older sister dared me to eat a small piece and told me that if I ate it she would eat it too. Well me being the sweet and naive 3 year old I was, I ate it. (I didn’t find out until years later that my sister just pretended to eat it….) Yes, I know…WAY too TMI!

Rosy: Well, I haven’t eaten a whole lot of strange things… I’ve eaten grasshopper. I’ve eaten alligator. I tried dog food once once, but I ended up feeling sorry for our poor puppy… 😛 🙂

What does a normal day look like in your house?

Ani: I agree with Rosy–it depends on what day. Almost every day of the week is different for us. However, I always get up at 5 AM and work out with my mom. I do this every single day of the week except Sundays and unless we don’t have jump rope practice. If we don’t have piano lessons, jump rope practice, or if I don’t babysit, this is what the rest of the day will typically be like. 6:15(or whenever I finish my workout)-7 Bible time; 7:00-8:00 math; 8:00-9:00 breakfast and clean up; 9:00-12:00 School; 12:00-1:00 lunch; 1:00-4:00 Finish school and practice piano; 4:00 Cleanup; 5:00 Free time, work on my blog, read, spend time on my tablet, or make dinner; 6:30 Dinner and family time 8:00 read and write in diary; 9:00 sleep

Rosy: It depend on which normal day… XD Most days, I get up, get dressed and read my Bible, eat breakfast, do chores, and work on school until lunch. We eat lunch (usually beans), do lunch chores and then I work on school until I’m finished. After that I usually have another chore, and then free time. We have supper, supper chores, family worship, and sometimes free time until bed. 🙂


Wow, that was a long post. And very wordy.  😛 (1,682 words!) But that’s not bad, sooo! XD Yeah. If you read through this whole thing, then congratulations! You made it! Finally. 

~Rosy Joy

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