Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
Here we are, once again, with me choosing a different topic for my Top Ten Tuesday. This week is supposed to be Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit but I could genuinely only think of one (Trinity College Library) and that would make for a dull TTT post with only one entry. So, instead I went back into the vaults of TTT at The Broke and the Bookish and pulled a topic from 2011: Books you Loved by Never Wrote a Review For.
The Collector of Dying Breaths (Reincarnationist #6) by M.J. Rose – I’ve read this book probably three times over the last couple of years and have never written a review for it. Terrible of me, right? I truly do adore this book, it is the first one I read by Rose and have since picked of several more by her and they have all been great. In case I never do get around to writing a full review, consider this my recommendation!
Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab – First of all, I read this book as audio and this is one of the few times I would say that I think I would have enjoyed this far more as a physical copy. The narrator did not feel right for the story. That being said, It was still a great book. I love morally grey characters and Vicious is full of them. I decided to forgo reviewing this book because it is already wildly popular with a huge fan base. A review from my in my little corner of the internet would have done nothing to boost interest in Schwab because she is already 1000% fabulous.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White – I started reading this book the day it came out and absolutely loved it. So, you say, why didn’t you write up a review for it? To be honest, I am really not sure. It is a great story, has twists and turns and fascinating characters and is utterly gory which is right up my alley. But, for some reason, I haven’t done a review for it. Maybe I will re-read it some time in the future and write up a review but for now I will just say that this book is wonderful and I highly recommend it!
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin – One of the most popular books was turned into a hugely successful TV series and at this point everyone has at least heard of A Game of Thrones. I just don’t think I would have anything new to add to the pot in a review for this. Not to mention this book is really dense and it took so long to read that many of the finer details didn’t stick in the long run. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely, but the world rolls on within my two cent review.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling – Here we have another hugely popular series. I have read them all, multiple times, but I decided when I started my blog to leave HP and Rowling out of it for the most part. I enjoyed the books and the movies were entertaining but I like to leave them locked away in a corner of my heart reserved for things I loved before I discovered the world is a nasty place. It is like keeping a slice of my childhood that can’t be stolen from me.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – This book is nothing short of a work of art and I adore every page of it. This beauty is something I just stumbled across in my mother’s books when I was a wee little teenager. At the time, I had never read anything quite like it and I savored every page even though often, looking back, I didn’t have a clear understanding of what I was reading. This is a classic, one that everyone should read, and would gain little from my juvenile review.
Maybe next week I’ll start doing the correct Top Ten Tuesday topics as they come. For now, this throwback topic made me happy and what else can anyone ask?